4 Jun

#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16…

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with family Andrew Carey at the Limerick Count [email protected] Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan has taken the second Dail seat in the Limerick City constituency after receiving almost 3,500 transfer votes from the eliminated AAA candidate Cian Prendiville who was knocked out of the race on the fourth count.In a hotly contested constituency that has gone to the wire for the remaining two seats, Maurice Quinlivan praised the work of his team and thanked his supporters who are looking for a “progressive next government” after taking a total of 10,517 votes from the 46,761 valid ballot papers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with familyIn doing so, the newly elected TD had a surplus of 1,164 votes having reached the 9,353 quota on the fifth count.Three exiting TDs now remain in the hunt for the last two seats as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell battle for the Dail.With Michael Noonan now sitting on a total of 9,018, the Fine Gael stalwart is likely to take the third seat ahead of his party colleague Deputy O’Donnell with Jan O’Sullivan likely to retain her seat as she leads by 210 votes following the fifth count.Kieran O’Donnell is facing an election exit, but as the margin is so close, a nail-bitting finish is awaited. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking news#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16 in over 90 yearsBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2016 1048 Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedlimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Fein Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Previous articleNeville joins O’Donovan and Collins as county #Limerick TDsNext article#WATCH #Limerick retains Jan and Noonan in #GE16 as O’Donnell loses out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

26 Jan

2017 Student Government Insider

first_imgTags: 2017 Student Government Insider, blais-shewit, Board of Trustees report, campus drinking culture, First-Year Class Council, freshman class council, Hall President Council, HPC, junior class council, Monthly Mingle, Notre Dame Student Senate, Oppman-Lorenc, senior class council, sophomore class council, Student Union Board, SUB, sustainability, tedx Lauren Weldon and Chris Collins | The Observer Blais, Shewit reflect on first half of term, discuss ongoing projectsOppman, Lorenc check in on goals, evaluate progress thus farDirectors of student life organize TEDx event at Notre DameSaint Mary’s committee builds on Monthly Mingle initiativeStudent government conducts research on drinking culture at Notre DameStudent government association implements sustainable practices at Saint Mary’sSenators support student groups, work to pass resolutionsStudent Union Board brings back concerts, increases programmingHall President Council updates Rocknes, evaluates Hall of the Year selection process2017 Notre Dame class council reviews2017 Saint Mary’s class council reviews2017 student government department reviews2017 student government association committee reviewslast_img read more

20 Dec

Brazil and Peru Share Oversight Of Amazon

first_img Criminals regularly take advantage of the Amazon region’s lush rain forests and expansive waterways for illicit activities such as drug trafficking and deforestation. Peru and Brazil are partnering to put a stop to these criminal acts and protect the Amazon basin by exchanging satellite information, according to the Peru’s Andina news agency. They are able to monitor the dense region with the transfer of real-time data between the Brazilian Center for Satellite Information, located in the city of Manaus, and its Peruvian counterpart in the city of Pucallpa. The information exchange is part of a 2003 Brazil-Peru Memorandum of Understanding to protect the rain forest. Brazil has similar agreements with Colombia and Ecuador. Sources: Peruvian Times, Andina news agency By Dialogo October 01, 2011last_img read more

20 Dec

Chilean Navy and Police Join Forces to Strengthen Port Security

first_imgCommissioner Luis Díaz Valencia, head of the San Antonio PDI Anti-Narcotics Brigade, stated Chile’s location makes it a narcotrafficking hub. “Due to our proximity to cocaine-producing countries, our nation’s ports are likely to be used for trafficking via this modus operandi.” Using the “parasite technique,” drugs are attached to a ship’s hull in a torpedo-type metal container, which is welded to the ship’s structure under the waterline. When security forces inspect a hull, they study each section of the vessel that is underwater following a procedure established by the United Nations. First, the captain of the ship is notified, then security forces study the ship’s plans to identify, in detail, the parts of the vessel that are underwater. Security forces then establish a dive plan. Joint operation The Chilean Navy’s Directorate General of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marines (DIRECTEMAR) is bolstering the nation’s fight against maritime drug trafficking with the support of the Investigations Police of Chile’s (PDI) Underwater Operations Team (EOS) by inspecting the hulls of international vessels arriving at domestic ports. Known as the “parasite technique”, the amount of narcotics attached to ships’ hulls has increased “because it allows drug trafficking organizations to safely transport drugs to ports around the world,” DIRECTEMAR Commander Zvonimir Yuras Cárdenas said. DIRECTEMAR’s Immediate Response Group (GRI) and the PDI EOS conducted their first joint inspection on April 22nd in the port of San Antonio, located 117 kilometers from the Chilean capital of Santiago. They searched the hull of the Western Baltic, a vessel out of Manila, Philippines, that was roughly 200 meters long and 10 meters in height. Organized crime groups hide drug loads inside big vessels like the Western Baltic that use the port of San Antonio. Naval and police forces selected the ship because it corresponded to a risk profile based on its journey prior to arriving at port. It reached Chile from the port of Callao, Peru, and had previously gone through a port in Costa Rica, which is another area prone to drug trafficking. By Dialogo June 08, 2016 In the case of the Western Baltic, a team of six Naval and police divers conducted the inspection in 45 minutes. They were supported by the Maritime Authority of San Antonio’s LSR “Arcángel” boats, a Zodiac, and equipment, including dry diving suits, and communication and underwater vision devices, as well as medical assistance. This preventive inspection was the first and will be the only action unveiled to the national media because the work involves classified information and aspects of the operation are confidential. When security forces find drugs, the narcotics must be photographed, videotaped, and measured so they can be presented as evidence in court. Currently, security forces are focusing preventive inspections in ports in the country’s central area before expanding into the northern area to “prevent Chilean ports from being the victims of criminal organizations,” Commissioner Díaz Valencia stated. Security forces did not find any drugs on the Western Baltic. However, “conducting these inspections is a deterrent strategy for criminal gangs because there are cooperation agreements between countries with whom all this intelligence information is shared to support combating trafficking at the global level,” Cmdr. Yuras explained. The last time security forces found drugs concealed using the parasite technique was in the port of San Antonio in 2010. An effective deterrent DIRECTEMAR, also known as the Maritime Police, uses its 11 technical directorates and regional government offices throughout the country to monitor maritime labor and vessels entering territorial waters. DIRECTEMAR and the PDI Anti-Narcotics Brigade, which will establish an annual inspection plan, are scheduled to inspect the hull of an international ship in June.last_img read more

19 Dec

Caught in the act of kindness

first_img January 1, 2005 Associate Editor Regular News Caught in the act of kindness Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Wearing high heels and a suit, coming straight from court, Gainesville lawyer Darby Hertz searched on foot where homeless people hang out.“No, I am not a cop,” were the first words out of her mouth to everyone she met. “I’m looking for my client. Have you seen him? I need to find him.”Hertz was looking for Walter, an elderly frail man she had recently met at the jail, while visiting another client. Hertz had to find Walter because she knew he was dying of colon cancer and needed to receive treatment at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, where his doctor confirmed he only had a few months to live.“When I first saw him, he probably only weighed about 98 pounds. He was very hard to miss. I just couldn’t say, ‘no,’” Hertz recalled of their first meeting at the jail. “He just held my hand and patted my hand, and I patted his hand.”And Hertz promised to help him, even though he had no money to pay her. Knowing it couldn’t wait, that day Hertz filed a notice of appearance. Armed with a letter from his doctor to the judge about his medical condition and an agreeable prosecutor, Hertz successfully freed Walter from jail. He had been locked up for weeks on an aggravated battery charge and violation of probation for not paying $190 in restitution and failure to check in with his probation officer, during a time he had been in the hospital. The agreed-upon arrangement was that Walter would go from the jail to the hospital, but he never showed up.Finally, after two hours of walking the streets, Hertz found Walter curled up under a tree in a park on Gainesville’s South Main Street, too weak to stand. When his ride hadn’t arrived, Walter explained, he had walked from the jail to the park and never made it to the hospital.Hertz took care of that. She called her legal assistant, Jennifer Benefield, and together they were able to pile Walter into their truck. In a futile effort to retrieve his clothes, they stopped at a house with a sign that warned: “Don’t knock. You will be shot.” They knocked anyway, but no one answered.They were able to get him to the hospital for care, and then into a nursing home for him to live out the rest of his days.Ask legal assistants Benefield and Linda Shaw about their boss, and they are quick to say this is just one of many examples of her random acts of kindness.“Sincere and caring” are words Benefield uses to best describe Hertz.“She goes the extra mile to help anybody. She probably has got one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have met,” Benefield said.Adds Shaw: “We love our job. We love Darby.”So much so that this trio of women, who had worked together at another law firm in Gainesville, struck out on their own on August 2. Bringing their computers and supplies from home, and $200 worth of furniture, they opened what they describe as an affordable general law practice with heart.They laugh that their pencils don’t even have erasers, but they manage to get the job done.For Hertz, formerly an assistant public defender before she went into private practice at another law firm representing well-to-do clients, hanging out her own shingle was a chance to once again represent “the neediest of the needy” without the stress of juggling 400 cases. Her current job is filled with the satisfaction of helping others, yet affords flexibility to spend time with her children, 11-year-old Mark and four-year-old Sara. Hertz says she couldn’t have taken this big leap without a supportive husband, Mark, “who knows how to get the laundry from the washer to the dryer.”So far, their big gamble is working out.“We have some people who pay as little as $25 a month,” Shaw said. “But when their payment comes due, their payment is here. And it doesn’t matter if they pay $10,000 or $25 a month, Darby treats them the same. She worked two jobs as a waitress to put herself through law school, so she knows what it is like to scrimp and save. We feel blessed to help other people. To us, this is like being a millionaire. When we go home, we feel good about what we do.”Shaw feels so good about her boss that she contacted a local radio station, WKTK-FM 98.5, to share with the world that yes, there really are good, caring lawyers out there. On her way to work, she beamed with pride as Hertz’ latest good deed was broadcast over the air waves.Next, this pair of legal assistants wrote a glowing letter to the editor about Hertz helping her homeless client to the Gainesville Sun. “Hertz is without a doubt an angel in disguise. This is just an example of the kind things she does for people,” Benefield and Shaw wrote. “Hertz gives a good name to being an attorney at law.”Hertz is the kind of lawyer summed up by the old anonymous saying: “Our character is measured by what we do when no one is looking.”But, as Hertz said with a laugh, “I just happen to have two secretaries who didn’t have any problems in letting the whole world know. They are in for a world of hurt when this is over.. . . “My heart really does belong in the public defense kind of world. I don’t have to worry about doctors’ sons and daughters. I would rather represent the people who really need it,” Hertz said.“I prefer to walk the streets, and run to court, and go to the jail, and feel the satisfaction of getting a client out.”The greatest reward came when they heard the thumping of someone struggling to climb the wobbly stairs to Hertz’ law office.The door flung open and there was Walter, leaning on a cane.With tears in his eyes, he said: “I want to thank you all before I die. I never had anyone help me like that. You all are my guardian angels.” Caught in the act of kindnesslast_img read more

18 Dec

Long Island Valentine’s Day 2016 Events

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Couples Massage at Hand and StoneIf relaxation is something you are looking for on Valentine’s Day, Hand and Stone is the place to go. It offers private rooms so you and your loved one can enjoy some pampering and relaxation together. Hand and Stone,16 Wall St., Huntington. (also has locations in Jericho, Port Washington, Levittown). handandstone.com Prices vary depending on duration and location. Love on IceWant to include the kids on this special day, or just looking to skate with your loved one? Either way, “Love on Ice” celebrations are taking place at the Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park and Grant Park ice rinks. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available for attendees, and there will be a DJ and prizes for children. Ice rink admission will include a free skate rental. Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park and Grant Park. Free children 3 and under, $6 4-17, $8 Adults. 1 p.m. February 14.Annual Historic Mansion Valentine’s Day DinnerDine where Hollywood stars, Long Island’s rich and famous, and European royalty once supped in a glamorous and romantic mansion overlooking Northport Bay. Those looking to get a taste of the glamorous past will get a tour of the mansion, including exclusive collections accompanied by Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. A gourmet dinner in the storybook atmosphere will follow. Tickets are by reservation only. Vanderbilt Mansion Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. 631-854-5579. Vanderbiltmuseum.org $100. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 14.Valentine’s Day Comedy Show Starring Jim BreuerLaugh the night away with your loved one or laugh away your unsuccessful love life at this special comedy event. Starring radio host, stand up comedian, and SNL cast member Jim Breuer, you are sure to be kept in stitches. Cabaret tables sold with roses, chocolates, and champagne. The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com $30-100. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.The Way We Were Film ScreeningEnjoy flowers, chocolates, and a special screening of The Way We Were, a story of star crossed lovers (who certainly prove that opposites attract) Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. Starting with a reception featuring roses and chocolates, this special screening is sure to get you in a romantic mood. Perfect dinner and a movie date opportunity, Valentine’s edition. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. Cinemaartscentre.org $12 members, $17 public. 3:30 p.m. February 14.Dinner at the Glen Cove MansionTreat your Valentine to a delicious dinner, followed by live music and dancing. Champagne specials, roses, and the beautiful atmosphere will give you a night to remember. Tickets are by reservation only. Glen Cove Mansion, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, New York 11542. 516.671.6400. glencovemansion.com $89 .6, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.center_img St. Valentine’s Day is back, which means it’s once again time to buy overpriced chocolates and bouquets of red roses to celebrate a holiday that many view more to do with consumerism than romance.But, instead of contributing to the $18 billion that Americans are estimated to spend this year on their valentines with predictable gifts, why not change it up this year? Long Island is home to a host of unique events for those looking to do something different with their dates.Take advantage and explore some of the best events on LI happening this Valentine’s Day.Valentine’s Night CabaretJoin cast members of award winning Broadway musicals for a special Valentine’s cabaret performance. Featuring Tony winner Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lisa O’Hare and Catherine Walker, these talented cast members of the Tony-winning Broadway production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” will reunite to perform witty songs, and join guests for cocktails, dinner and dessert. Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050. 516-304-5076. thesandspointpreserve.org. $125. 7 p.m. February 13.Valentine’s Laugh, Dine, and Dance Stand-upIf you are looking for a laugh in an easy-going atmosphere, come laugh the night away with a line up of Long Island’s top stand-up comedians. Featuring George Rini, Talia Reese and Gary Vider, you can eat while you watch, and there will also be a dance floor for those inclined. The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St, Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com $35. 8 p.m. February 13.3rd Annual Louder Than Love Valentine’s Day ConcertMusic lovers prepare to dance the night away. With a varied line-up, this concert features groups like TKA, and an appearance by DJ Chef. NYCB Theater at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road,  Westbury. 516-247-5200. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $45-115. 8 p.m. February 13.last_img read more

18 Dec

Credit unions feeling pinch in Wendy’s breach

first_imgA number of credit unions say they have experienced an unusually high level of debit card fraud from the breach at nationwide fast food chain Wendy’s, and that the losses so far eclipse those that came in the wake of huge card breaches at Target and Home Depot.As first noted on this blog in January, Wendy’s is investigating a pattern of unusual card activity at some stores. In a preliminary 2015 annual report, Wendy’s confirmed that malware designed to steal card data was found on some systems. The company says it doesn’t yet know the extent of the breach or how many customers may have been impacted.According to B. Dan Berger, CEO at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, many credit unions saw a huge increase in debit card fraud in the few weeks before the Wendy’s breach became public. He said much of that fraud activity was later tied to customers who’d patronized Wendy’s locations less than a month prior.“This is what we’ve heard from three different credit union CEOs in Ohio now: It’s more concentrated and the amounts hitting compromised debit accounts is much higher that what they were hit with after Home Depot or Target,” Berger said. “It seems to have been been [the work of] a sophisticated group, in terms of the timing and the accounts they targeted. They were targeting and draining debit accounts with lots of money in them.” continue reading » 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

30 Aug

LV BET moves Ekstraklasa to Polish football with Wisla Kraków

first_imgShare Share LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return July 17, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 LV BET has demonstrated its continued support for the so-called ‘White Star’ Polish football team, Wisla Kraków.Just over nine months into the original deal, LV BET has seen enough potential in the partnership to sign a three-year extension.The new agreement, which will include a number of joint projects between the sportsbook and the 13-times Polish champions, will come into force in July, lasting until the end of June 2021.The sponsorship deal will represent one of the biggest in Ekstraklasa, the top-level football league in Poland.LV BET has prepared numerous financial bonuses for the club, depending on their sports results, while the bookmaker’s logo will be emblazoned on clothing, LED bands and branding materials at Wisla’s stadium. The cooperation will also extend to activities on social media and the club’s website.Marzena Sarapata, President of the Management Board of Wisla Kraków, said: “Huge thank you, on behalf of myself and Vice-President Damian Dukat, to LV BET, a rapidly growing bookmaker on the Polish market – above all for trust and faith in the sporting success of Wisla Kraków football team.“It is much easier to build a club, having a partner as a brand that based itself on fresh ideas and enormous passion for sport.”From the beginning of the spring football season, LV BET markets will be boosted by special and long-term bets dedicated to Wisla Kraków, while loyal supporters of the club will be able to take advantage of bespoke promotions.Sponsorship will be at the forefront of this year’s Betting on Football, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March. The invite-only SBC Sponsorship Forum, managed by former AC Milan Chief Commercial Officer Jaap Kalma, has been added to the #bofcon2018 agenda to discuss opportunities in football.last_img read more

16 Aug

Blue Jays extending Rogers Centre protective netting for 2020 season

first_imgThe Blue Jays added that the plans for the netting will be shared at a further time after the they properly develop and fit the netting for the Rogers Centre, all while making sure the fans still have a good experience. Related News We will extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre for the start of the 2020 season. While the exact configuration is TBD, the netting will extend farther down the baselines. pic.twitter.com/92IJmithp1— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2019“Fan safety is paramount to the Blue Jays and we believe that fans should feel protected and secure during our games,” Andrew Miller, the team’s executive vice president of business operations, said in a statement. “Extending the protective netting at Rogers Centre and Dunedin Stadium is a clear next step for our organization and one that reflects our team’s values. As fans and followers of the game, it is vitally important for us to preserve and enhance the live baseball experience, while also ensuring everyone who visits our ballparks can do so safely.”  The Blue Jays are the latest team to announce plans to extend protective netting in their ballpark.The team said it will extend the netting before next season not only at Rogers Centre, but at Dunedin Stadium— its spring training facility on Florida — as well. Rangers fan hospitalized after being struck in head by foul ball The news comes two days after a Rangers fan was struck in the forehead by a foul ball at Globe Life Park. With assistance she was able to leave the stands to head to the hospital for further evaluation.There has been a call for all 30 parks to extend their netting, especially after a young girl was seriously injured at Minute Maid Park in May. The White Sox recently installed extended netting, and the Nationals, Dodgers, Pirates, Orioles and Royals all said they would do so in the near future.last_img read more

6 Jan

Manyatta, Kitale win Chapa Dimba nationals

first_imgAl Ahly came back stronger in the second half commanding the game and halved the deficit on the hour mark from the penalty spot. However, they could not complete their comeback as Ahly defended well to see out the win.“It is a good feeling to win against such a tough opponent. We have fought hard and we have come a long away. Our win makes us proud because we are taking home the glory as well as the Sh1mn prize that will go a long way in helping the academy,” said Manyatta shot stopper Nicholas Munangwe.In the girls’ category, Kitale needed post match penalties luck to win 4-2 against Nairobi’s Acakoro Ladies after a 2-2 draw in regulation time.Sylvia Makhungu gave Acakoro an early lead in the 15th minute before Agneta Marondo equalized in the 22nd minute to end the first half at 1-1.The Second half saw Rachel Adhiambo score through a set piece in the 68th minute only for Kitale Queens to respond almost immediately with an equalizer in the 71st minute, courtesy of Daisy Busia.“This is a dream come true for us. The game was not easy at all but we made it. We are supper excited to be crowned season two’s national champions of the tournament,” said Cynthia Libondo, Captain, Kitale Queens.While the winners went back home with a winner’s purse of Sh1mn, losing finalists, Acakoro and Al-Ahly pocketed Sh500,000This edition saw 32 boys and girls scouted from across all regions during the eight regional finals to form The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars who attended a ten days training camp in Spain early last month.Awards:MVP: Daisy Busia  – Kitale Queens (Girls), Abdurrahman Abdullahi – Al-Ahly FC (Boys)Top Scorer; Dennis Atsenga –Lugari Blue Saints, Mark Ochieng –  Manyatta United, Benson Ochieng – Manyatta UnitedGirls – Jane Njeri – Barcelona LadiesBest Keeper; Nicholas  Munangwe –Manyatta United; Phyllis Chemutai – Kitale Queens0Shares0000(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alhyl’s Yusuf Mohammed (R) tackles Manyatta United’s Mark Ochieng (R) in the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom boys finals at Kinoru stadium in Meru.MERU, Kenya, June 23 – Nyanza’s Manyatta United and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley were on Sunday evening crowned new national champions of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom youth tournament in Meru.Manyatta clinched the boys’ title after beating Rift Valley’s Al Ahly 2-1 at a fully packed Kinoru Stadium. Dennis Ayot opened the scoring for Manyatta from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute before Benson Ochieng doubled their tally in the 38th minute for a 2-0 lead at half time.last_img read more