Coláiste Chiaráin students reach for the sky

first_imgNewsLocal NewsColáiste Chiaráin students reach for the skyBy Alan Jacques – April 16, 2015 867 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleLimerick Minister targeted by online abusersNext articleMixed reaction to Horizon Mall plan in Limerick Alan Jacques TAGSCEIA CanSat competitionColaiste Chiarainlimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Print Email Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live THIS weekend a group of students from Coláiste Chiaráin will participate in the annual final of the CEIA CanSat competition at Birr Castle in County Offaly.The competition, which takes place this Saturday, April 18, requires students to design and test a satellite that fits within the dimensions of a standard drink can.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The students qualified for the final following a regional competition hosted by the Limerick Institute of Technology. They designed and 3D printed their satellite, equipped it with a range of sensors. This satellite will be launched by rocket. The students will analyse the data as the satellite falls to ground aided by a parachute. The students will present their data and the details of their project to a panel of judges from education and industry.The winner of the national competition will go on to compete in the European final in Portugal in June 2015. The team is comprised of Conor Foy, Aaron Mullane, Eoin Hayes, William Fenlon and Sterling Nelson, mentored by their teacher, Conor Power.Conor Foy says, “This competition requires a broad range of skills – design, programming and business. It is great to be able to apply what you learn in school to a real world project like this.” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more


first_img IS IT TRUE we hope that City Council attorney Josh Clayborne will acknowledged that the CCO was correct in stating that one of the qualifications for being a member of the Evansville Police Merit Commission is that the appointee must be a resident voters of the County?IS IT TRUE we were also correct when we pointed out that City Council appointee Brandon Scott to the Evansville Police Merit Commission wasn’t a resident voters of the County at the time he was elected to that position?IS IT TRUE because Brandon Scott wasn’t a resident voters of Vanderburgh County when he was elected to this position we wonder if this disqualifies him from serving on the Evansville Police Merit Commission?IS IT TRUE we expect that City Council attorney Josh Clayborne will contend that Brandon Scott can register to vote just before he gets sworn in as Police Merit Commissioner and by doing so this will make him a legal member of this board?IS IT TRUE  if you look at the Police Merit Commission code on the city site, it does not mention “registered voter”?  …It says “resident voter” of the county”? …we guess it hinges on the legal definition of “resident voter” verses “registered voter”?IS IT TRUE Democratic party Chairman Rob Faulkner recently held a meeting of office holders to discuss future political strategy?  …he’s about a year late holding a political strategy meeting?IS IT TRUE that long term Pigeon Township Trustee Mary Hart has abruptly resigned her Vice Chairmanship position with the Vanderburgh Democratic party?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that many citizens of the 4th Ward are extremely upset about the way Missy Mosby,  Jonathan Weavers and Anne Hargis  offended Rev Brooks and his supporters at Mondays City Council meeting?  …we were told that Missy Mosby and Jonathan Weaver better forget selling or listing any houses in the 4th ward?  …we were  told that Anne Hargis should expect very little support with her not-for -profit organization from some of the citizens of the 4th Ward?IS IT TRUE  that ERC President is tamping down expectations about Evansville’s ability to retain the Evansville Icemen? …that neither the Icemen owner Ron Geary nor the Mayor’s office are expressing optimism on reaching an agreement?  …we predict both sides will give in a little and the Icemen will stay in Evansville?  …we also predict that Ron Geary will teach Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s  and his Chief of Staff Steve Schaefer a thing or two about the art of negotations?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Declan Sullivan Memorial Fund helps youth

first_imgJocelyn. Emari. Alexander. DeJon. Micah. Sophia. These children are just six students at the Chicago non-profit Horizons for Youth, which provides need-based scholarships, long-term one-on-one mentoring and enrichment programs to area children. These children are just six students among Declan’s 40, a group of new students admitted to the Horizons for Youth program because of support from the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund. Declan Sullivan died October 27, 2010, after a video tower from which he was filming football practice fell. He was double-majoring in marketing and Film, Television and Theatre, and was a student videographer for the football team. Saturday marked the second anniversary of his death. Barry Sullivan, Declan’s father, said the family wanted to put the outpouring of donations they received after his son’s death to good use in their community. The Sullivan family established the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund and chose Horizons for Youth as its primary beneficiary last year. “This was a kind of generosity, it caught us off guard,” Barry said. “We sat down and we talked about the things that mattered to us as a family and the things that we knew were important to Declan, and we came up with a set of criteria for a memorial fund. It included education, supporting the local community, things that would have an immediate impact in the local community.” Horizons for Youth emerged as a perfect fit for the Sullivan family. The program’s founders graduated from Benet Academy, where Barry and his wife Alison attended high school, and its address is right next door to Old St. Patrick’s Church, where the couple was married and baptized all three of their children. Most importantly, the program’s mission was one Barry said his son would have appreciated. “[Declan] had a great interest in film, and I know he was doing a lot of writing. … He was coming to appreciate the benefits that he had, the kind of education that was allowing him to achieve his dreams,” Barry said. “That’s what we really appreciate about Horizons, and Declan would appreciate this. It’s giving children who probably would not have the opportunity to have that kind of success, giving them the support they need to achieve those things. … I think Dec would approve of what we’re doing.” The family hosted the first annual “No Ordinary Evening” fundraiser to support Horizons for Youth in April at Navy Pier in Chicago. The proceeds from the fundraiser allowed the program to admit Declan’s 40, which according to the website of Horizons for Youth is the largest group to be accepted to the program at one time. The names of these students are listed on the Horizons for Youth website. Barry and his daughter Wyn were able to sit through some of the interviews involved in the rigorous application process for Horizons for Youth applicants. He said he was impressed with the way the organization tries to admit students with families interested in furthering their children’s educations but often are lacking the means to do so. “One of their criteria is to identify students who really do have the kind of family support that will allow them to succeed, and then they augment that with the kind of mentoring and tutoring with these kids that would ensure their success,” he said. The Sullivan family met many of the students admitted to the program with Declan’s 40 at a picnic to begin the school year. A group of students from the Horizons for Youth program also traveled to the Notre Dame football game against BYU last weekend. Two years later, Barry said the memory of his son’s death still hurts. A member of his family is missing. But seeing the immediate impact of the funds donated in Declan’s memory is “a very positive thing,” Barry said. “I do think about that but for our loss, we would not have gotten connected with Horizons, and out of a very saddening and painful experience for us, something positive can come out of that,” he said. “We’re working with the children and seeing the impact. There’s no pain in that. It actually helps to [alleviate] the pain we feel after that loss.” On Saturday, Barry said his wife and youngest son remembered Declan with Mass at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago. Their daughter Wyn, a junior at Notre Dame, is currently studying abroad in Dublin. “We spent the evening with some friends who toasted to Declan’s memory with us, and we watched a Notre Dame victory,” Barry said. “So we tried to do things that were in keeping, we try to celebrate his memory. … I’m sure [Wyn] was remembering her brother. She asked us to remember her as we are remembering him, as we were toasting his memory.” The family has already begun planning the second annual “No Ordinary Evening” fundraiser. The event will take place in April at Navy Pier in Chicago. “Throughout all of this, we’ve enjoyed a lot of support from the whole Notre Dame family,” Barry said. “The University administration has been very good to us. I guess I would just like to say that we really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers that we have felt from the Notre Dame family.” Alison, Declan’s mom, said in an email that she and her husband received texts from friends with photos of Declan’s campus memorial near the Guglielmino Athletics Complex with a sign that read “For Dec” on Saturday afternoon and evening. “At night, the site was lit up brilliantly with candles,” she said. “We were very touched that people on campus were remembering Dec on the second anniversary of his death.” Contact Megan Doyle at [email protected]last_img read more

100 million overnight stays realized a week earlier than last year

first_img“The realization of 100 million overnight stays a week earlier compared to last year is an excellent result of Croatian tourism and a clear fact that our country occupies a stable position in a very competitive international market. In order to maintain the positive trends, we are already working very intensively on the preparation of the 2020 tourist year, while a large campaign is still underway to promote the post-season, for which we are already making great announcements. “, said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, emphasizing that the results achieved so far confirm that Croatia is increasingly perceived in many emitting markets as a meaningful year-round tourist destination. According to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic realized in the commercial and non-commercial segment and in the nautical charter, u This weekend, the number of 100 million overnight stays in Croatia was exceeded, a week earlier than last year. “The positive indicators so far on the realized tourist traffic, but also the financial ones, are proof that Croatia is excellently positioned on the world tourist market. We will continue to lead our tourism policy in the direction of sustainable and responsible tourism with the aim of improving the quality of the entire offer, ” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.  In the same period, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and Italy, and the destinations where the highest number of overnight stays were realized were Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin.  center_img In the current part of the year, ie from January 1 to September 22, according to the first and incomplete data of the eVisitor system, 18,3 million arrivals and almost 101 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia, which is an increase of 4 percent in the same period last year. arrivals and 2 percent overnight stays. As they point out from the CNTB, the results confirm that the Croatian tourism sector is achieving extremely positive results in this very challenging and demanding tourist year.last_img read more

Basketball Players of Club Bosna Will Host ‘Mjedenica’ Institute As Part of ‘European Basketball Week’

first_imgThe senior basketball club Bosna will participate in the promotion of ‘European Basketball Week’ that will take place today in the institute ‘Mjedenica’ in Sarajevo.As part of this event, it is expected that a friendly game would be played between the team of the Institute ‘Mjedenica’ and the pioneer team KK Bosna, announced the B&H Special Olympics.Representatives of USAID and UNICEF, which in cooperation with the European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) and elite European basketball competition (Euroliga) support the inclusion of people with special needs in the social community and sports activities.After the match, the best basketball players of B&H in the senior and pioneering competition will mingle with members of the Institute, who will prepare for them a cultural and entertainment program.The promotion of the ‘European Week of Basketball’ begins at 12:00.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Bradley Chubb injury update: Broncos linebacker (ACL) out for season

first_img Mitchell Trubisky injury update: Bears QB has dislocated left shoulder, report says “He (Chubb) was as surprised I think as anybody this morning when he woke up feeling the way he did.”Chubb, the No. 5 pick from the 2018 NFL Draft, has helped form a dynamic pass-rushing duo alongside linebacker Von Miller and is one of the more promising young players in the league.Chubb totaled 60 tackles and 12 sacks as a rookie last season, and his absence will certainly hurt a Broncos team struggling with its defensive identity.Denver ranks 25th in the NFL with only five sacks this year after tallying 44 in 2018 — the eighth-highest mark in the league.The winless Broncos will travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers (2-2) Sunday, and Chubb’s impact will be missed. The pass-rusher exited the Broncos’ 26-24 loss to Jacksonville in Week 4 with cramps before returning later on, but Fangio confirmed the cramping was separate from Chubb’s knee injury.”Well he did have cramps. That was separate,” Fangio said. “Then he did hurt his knee at some point in the game, but he felt good enough to come back in.” Related News Sam Darnold update: Jets QB (mono) cleared for non-contact drillscenter_img Bradley Chubb’s 2019 season has been cut short.Denver coach Vic Fangio announced Monday that Chubb tore his ACL Sunday and won’t play again in 2019. “It’s a huge loss. He’s one of our better players. …Great player, person, leader, all that,” Fangio said.last_img read more

Spurs shed ‘soft touch’ image as Pochettino leaves his mark

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham have been derided as a soft touch for decades, but the sight of Eden Hazard being hounded into submission showed Mauricio Pochettino’s side are finally shedding their nice-guy image.The perception of Tottenham as entertaining but ultimately flawed under-achievers has haunted a succession of managers at the north London club.But Pochettino has worked tirelessly to imbue his squad with a more ruthless streak and Tuesday’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg suggested his efforts have not been in vain.Tangible evidence of Tottenham’s new-found steely side could be seen in the way Hazard trudged wearily down the Wembley tunnel at full-time.In a bid to subdue Chelsea’s influential playmaker, Hazard was subjected to 90 minutes of intense tackling from Tottenham, who fouled the Belgian seven times — more than any other team this season.While Tottenham were aggressive in their approach, it was hardly the work of a group of hatchet men intent on kicking an opponent into submission.Pochettino wanted Hazard to realise nothing would come easily for him, that Tottenham players would be hassling him at every turn.It was the kind of shrewd game-plan that teams from Pochettino’s native Argentina have often used successfully and it worked to perfection against Chelsea.Hazard, already hampered by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s decision to use him as a centre forward, found it difficult to find the space to flourish as Tottenham crowded him out time and again.The Spurs boss would not go into detail when asked about his team’s treatment of Hazard, but he did acknowledge he was the man to stop. “He has unbelievable quality. He was involved in the game a lot,” Pochettino said.“It is so difficult to stop him. We are talking about a player on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.”– Glory game –Such a smart yet cynical approach would, in the past, have been anathema to a club raised on the legendary Danny Blanchflower’s famous claim that “the game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish”.Yet Pochettino has no qualms about his desire to make Tottenham more streetwise.“If you think about how we can improve our squad, it’s not only about adding quality players, but sometimes you need to be a little bit naughty,” Pochettino said this week.“We are so nice and in that game we showed that we can be a little naughty.”While Harry Kane, whose penalty winner made him Tottenham’s fourth highest all-time scorer, remains Pochettino’s most valuable asset, it was the tenacity of a well-drilled defence that emerged as the key to victory against Chelsea.With Tottenham searching for their first trophy since 2008, maintaining that hard-nosed style will be essential if Pochettino is at last to win the first silverware of his managerial career.There have been too many moments in Pochettino’s reign when Tottenham have shrunk in the spotlight.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Police searching for missing man visiting from Kentucky

first_imgPolice are searching for 46-year-old William Abshear, who was reported missing to the Pembroke Pines Police Department.Abshear, who was visiting the area from Kentucky, was last seen at the Fifth Third Bank located at 199 N. University Drive, at around 11 a.m., Monday. He was reported to be driving a rental Chevy Malibu car with the tag number GIDJ10.According to police, a family member revealed that Abshear suffers from depression and had made suicidal threats prior to his disappearance.Abshear is considered an endangered missing person.If you have any information regarding Abshear’s disappearance, call Pembroke Pines Police Department or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.last_img

Salah and Van Dijk back in full Liverpool training after injury scares

first_imgMohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are expected to be fit for Liverpool’s visit to Huddersfield Town on Saturday despite missing recent internationals through injury.The influential duo completed full training sessions at Melwood on Wednesday and, barring any late setbacks, will be included in Jürgen Klopp’s plans against David Wagner’s winless side. Share on Twitter Share via Email Liverpool Topics Read more news Mohamed Salah Salah missed Egypt’s fixture with Swaziland on Tuesday having been substituted with a muscle problem against the same opponents last Friday, and Van Dijk was rested from the Netherlands’ friendly draw with Belgium in midweek.Van Dijk played and scored for Ronald Koeman’s side in their Nations League win against Germany but was omitted against Belgium as a precaution against a continuing rib problem. Sadio Mané, who sustained a thumb injury with Senegal, and James Milner, who hurt a hamstring against Manchester City before the international break, are both doubtful for the trip to Huddersfield.Naby Keïta, who injured a thigh playing for Guinea, is still being assessed and could be out for a fortnight. Huddersfield Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook The 10 most improved players in the Premier League this season Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more