Limerick punter wins big from 20 cent wager

first_img TAGSLimerick City and CountyNews Email NewsCommunityLimerick punter wins big from 20 cent wagerBy Staff Reporter – August 21, 2019 1649 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Printcenter_img A normal Tuesday evening turned out to be one to remember for a County Limerick punter after their €0.20 EuroMillions wager landed. The tiny bet defied huge odds of 33,000/1 to return a handsome four-figure amount to the customer.The anonymous Limerick native called into their local BoyleSports shop in the county on Tuesday afternoon and placed some of their loose change on four numbers to be drawn from the EuroMillions Plus draw that evening.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The numbers selected were 5, 12, 15 and 18. In a matter of minutes, all four numbers rolled out of the machine meaning the ambitious bet had come in, resulting in the punter walking off with a stunning €6,600.20 from the €0.20 investment.Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said, “We must send huge congratulations down to our Limerick customer who only required a small €0.20 investment to take us for €6,600.20. Their ambition deserves all the rewards and we hope they have a good time spending the winnings.” Linkedin Previous articleImmigration rules are posing threat to Shannondoc serviceNext articleLimerick Junior Soccer fixtures Postponed in honour of Dave Weldrick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Former state legislators mentor students

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan With the start of the new school year, the USC Dornsife Unruh Institute of Politics has also launched a new program called “Legislators in Residence,” which features former State Senator Tony Strickland and former State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino as on-campus student mentors.“I’ve seen how much USC students benefit with not just academic experts, but policy officials who have worked in those areas. But we’ve always been limited by the fact that the guests are only at campus for a particular lecture or panel discussion,” said Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics. “So I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to get students to build a relationship with real-world policymakers.”Strickland represented the 19th District from 2008 to 2012 as State Senator; prior to that, he served in the State Assembly from 1998 to 2004. During his time in the Senate, Strickland worked to bolster California’s faltering economy, including passing legislation aimed at making the state more energy efficient.“I think I can bring a wealth of knowledge in terms of my experience to young kids who want to be involved in public policy and public service,” Strickland said.Portantino represented the 44th District in the Assembly from 2006 to 2012. Before that, he served as mayor of the city of La Cañada Flintridge. Reputed to be a maverick legislator, Portantino spent much of his time in office pushing for government reform.“For me, it was very exciting to be given an opportunity to create longer contacts and actual relationships with students who are working on these policy endeavors over a longer period of time,” Portantino said.As part of the “Legislators in Residence” program, Strickland and Portantino will be teaching a class alongside Schnur entitled “The Future of California.” Students in the class will have a chance to discuss current policy issues facing California with not only Schnur and the two legislators, but also weekly speakers.“I’m really going to enjoy interaction with the students and really get a good discourse in terms of public debate and public policy, so hopefully it’ll be a part of some ideas that will take their voices back with me when I go back, so I can develop them and help solve some of these problems,” Strickland said.Interaction with Strickland and Portantino, however, is not reserved solely for Unruh students. Both legislators are also open to speaking to any student organization. On Wednesday, they served as panelists at the first “Students Talk Back: A Weekly Politics and Public Policy Forum,” which was co-hosted by the Schwarzenegger Institute.  In addition, Portantino is scheduled to make an appearance at the College Democrats meeting on Oct. 2; Strickland will do the same at the College Republicans meeting on Oct. 22.President of the College Democrats Catherine Shieh expressed excitement about the new political life “Legislators in Residence” will bring to the USC campus.“A big theme that I witness in politics is that a lot of people have a negative view of politics. But part of that negative view of politics is that politics is not seen as accessible,” Shieh said. “With that being said, when you have not one, but two people that are permanently on campus, that puts in this accessibility factor that wasn’t there before. It’s the first step of really getting your foot in the door.”The two legislators will hold office hours at PSD 101, during which any interested student can set up a meeting with them.Though Strickland and Portantino have each committed to just a year to USC, but they have big plans and hopes for the young Trojans with whom they will be working.“My goal is to rejuvenate myself from being around positive energy in the classroom, but then also to help channel that positive energy into serious outcomes for the state,” Portantino said. “Because today’s 22-year-old — today’s 18-year-old — ten years from now, is going to be tomorrow’s leader.”last_img read more

Kiren Rijiju calls for Centre-State joint effort to promote Fit India Movement

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju welcomes SC’s warning to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale remarks 9 months ago Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting considered 9 months ago Rijiju calls for joint efforts from Centre and States in making India a sporting nation First Published: 15th November, 2019 19:14 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju visits INS Tarkash in Russia FOLLOW UScenter_img Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju called for a “collective effort” of the Centre and the States in making India a fit nation and encouraging the sporting culture in the country. The Sports Minister said that this during the conference of ministers and secretaries of the states in the national capital on Friday.READ | CGF, IOA & Ministry issue a joint statement on CWG’Centre and States should work as a team’: Kiren RijijuCalling upon the states to sync their activities with the centre’s programmes, Rijiju said that the Centre and the States should work as a team. “The Youth Affairs and Sports departments have large Human capital at their disposal, which more than makes up for the dearth of the financial resources. We should recognize our strength. There are over 80 lakh volunteers working in various programmes of the Centre. On October 2 this year, over 24 lakh volunteers participated in the plogging programme, making it one of the largest human participation in the world in a single programme.”READ | UFC: Jon Jones wants to ‘slap’ middleweight champion Israel AdesanyaKiren Rijiju on Fit India MovementTalking about the Fit India Movement, Rijiju said that it aimed at making fitness an integral part of the daily life of Indians, by encouraging them to participate in Fitness events/activities. He said that Fit India Movement would involve all Indians, covering all aspects having a bearing on fitness and healthy living, like physical fitness, mental fitness, healthy lifestyle, healthy eating habits and a balanced diet, preventive health care, and environment-friendly living. It should become a citizen movement. He said that the Prime Minister has already directed all central ministries to make Fit India a part of their programmes. The Minister said that fit India is a way of life. He said that the Government will try to identify the State/UT which is the most fit on the basis of certain parameters. He said that subsequently fittest town, city, school, etc will also be identified and suitably awarded.READ | F1: Paul Ripke quits as Mercedes team photographer after fallout with Lewis HamiltonREAD | NFL Brawl: NFL or WWE? Browns’ Myles Garrett swings helmet, smacks Steelers’ Mason Rudolph Last Updated: 15th November, 2019 19:14 IST Kiren Rijiju Calls For Centre-State Joint Effort To Promote Fit India Movement Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju called for a “collective effort” of the Centre and the States in making India a fit nation and encouraging the sporting culture Suman Ray Written By 9 months ago Union Minister Kiren Rijiju attends Indigenous Youth Festival COMMENT WE RECOMMENDlast_img read more

Corey Kluber injury update: Indians ace (broken arm) suffers potential setback in rehab start

first_imgKluber left his Triple-A outing with the Columbus Clippers against the Charlotte Knights after just one inning. Nationals injury updates: Max Scherzer nearing return; Sean Doolittle placed on injured list Corey Kluber could have hit another roadblock in his rehab.The Indians on Sunday announced the right-hander was removed from his third rehab start for precautionary reasons with left abdominal tightness. Braves’ Ronald Acuna reacts to being pulled from game for not hustling Kluber was limited to one inning with left abdominal tightness and was removed for precautionary purposes. https://t.co/IxWxObnIrA— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) August 18, 2019According to cleveland.com , Kluber is expected to return to Cleveland on Monday for further testing and possibly an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury. Related News Yankees adopt Brett Gardner’s dugout antics for new celebration Kluber, 33, has remained on the injured list with a broken arm since being struck on the right forearm by a line drive off the bat of Marlins outfielder Brian Anderson in a game May 1. He was scheduled to throw 75-80 pitches Sunday but threw just 20, walking a pair of batters without giving up a hit or a run.The two-time Cy Young Award winner had a 2-3 record with a 5.80 ERA in his first seven starts this season before getting hurt.last_img read more

Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal at Islamic Solidarity Games

first_img38Palestine0000 38Brunei Darussalam0000 38Guinea0000 23Guinea-Bissau1012 23Mozambique1012 6Algeria7121837 35Malaysia0011 7Morocco751426 26Pakistan0257 38Sierra Leone0000 8Indonesia6292055 29United Arab Emirates0134 14Iraq24410 12Jordan311115 11Kyrgyzstan34714 3Iran23253280 23Benin1012 1Azerbaijan653928132 38Niger0000 16Syrian Arab Republic22610 2Turkey645747168 18Tunisia12811 30Guyana0123 13Turkmenistan24612 21Gambia1102 38Yemen0000 20Senegal1113 Nakaayi gives chase in the final 100m. She settled for a silver behind Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (R) at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017.Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal, Jebet wins gold in SteeplechaseBaku, Azerbaijan | AFP-Services (text stories) | Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi has won a silver medal in the women’s 800-metre final on the second day of athletics at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.The 22-year-old Ugandan Olympian, was beaten by Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui. Akkaoui outlasted Nakaayi by just over half a second to win in 2 minutes 01.04 seconds as Morocco secured their second athletics gold of the Games on Wednesday. (see video and table standings below)Nakaayi’s silver is only Uganda’s second medal at an Islamic Solidarity Games, while Noelie Yarigo picked up bronze for Benin, their first-ever medal in these Games. Uganda’s only other medal came at the inaugural Islamic Games in 2005.Nakaayi and Shida were expected back on track Thursday for the 400m heats, while Salim Mayanja will run the 800 and 1500m Thursday, Friday and Saturday.The Islamic Solidarity Games comprise 10 days of sporting competition by athletes from over 50 ISSF nations, in 21 sports with 270 medal events.Uganda is represented at the games by an athletics, swimming, tennis , weightlifting team and the sport of Zurkhaneh.  Zurkhaneh ritual is a traditional heroic sport that has its roots in Iran. It combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training and music. 35Lebanon0011 35Afghanistan0011center_img 15Kazakhstan23914 RankCountry 28Nigeria0213 38Somalia0000 32Djibouti0112 33Uganda0101 34Côte d’Ivoire0044 4Uzbekistan15153060 30Suriname0123 38Tajikistan0000 38Albania0000 Uganda fielded two in tennis, Duncan Mugabe and Oringa in the singles and doubles. The were knocked out of the doubles contest but Mugabe won his singles opening game, beating Pakistan’s Khan 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(4).There are three athletes; Nakaayi was scheduled to run the 400m and 800m, Leni Shida the women’s 200m and 400m, and Salim Mayanja the men’s 800m and 1500.There were also three weightlifters, Hakim Ssempereza and Semei Kasumba in the 69kg division, then Kalidi Batuusain the 94 kg. Ssempereza and Kasumba were 12th and 13th overall out of 14 weightlifters. while Batuusain came 13th out of 13.In swimming, Uganda fielded Daisuke Ssegwanyi and Avice Michal Kakayi while Zurkhaneh has six, Robert Kizito, Okrah Stephen Kurikayo, Michael Kushemererwe, Kizza Lubega, MUGWISA Jonathan Mugwisa and Ivan Ssenyondo.Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi (L), Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (C) and Benin’s Noelie Yarigo (R) pose on the podium of the Women’s 800m of the Athletics events at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017. AFP PHOTO Countries with medals out of 56 nations competing 16Qatar22610 38Chad0000 38Burkina Faso0000 38Gabon0000 27Oman0235 38Maldives0000 38Mali0000 10Saudi Arabia41611 5Bahrain115420 38Comoros0000 19Cameroon1258 9Egypt64717 21Bangladesh1102 38Togo0000 38Mauritania0000 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Rodgers hails ‘ruthless’ Leicester as Saints boss ‘takes responsibility’ for 9-0 rout

first_imgSouthampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed his team as “ruthless” for their record-equalling 9-0 rout of Southampton in the Premier League on Friday as besieged Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl insisted: ‘Blame me’.Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both hit hat-tricks as Rodgers’ side moved second in the table.The rout equalled Manchester United’s 9-0 demolition of Ipswich at Old Trafford in March 1995 for the biggest win in Premier League history.“We were ruthless. I’m very proud to stand and be the manager of that team,” said Rodgers after a game played out in driving rain at St Mary’s Stadium.“A mark of the good sides is you don’t let up. We wanted to show we’re a good side and we certainly did that in the second half.“We were ruthlessly simple in our game. When you’re so many goals up you can easily slow but we kept focused. We want to be a top team and to be a top team you must be clinical.”Hasenhuttl saw his team slip into the bottom three and he pulled no punches after a performance which also saw Ryan Bertrand red-carded after 10 minutes.“The performance was a disaster and I have to apologise and take 100 percent responsibility -– I’ve never seen a team act like this, there was no fight for anything,” admitted the Saints’ coach.Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond added: “It was an embarrassing performance, the stuff of nightmares.” Leicester are just five points behind league leaders Liverpool, who host Tottenham on Sunday, after recording the biggest-ever victory by an away side in an English top-flight match in the 131-year history of the Football League.Ben Chilwell began the destruction in the 10th minute when he tapped in on the rebound, and Ryan Bertrand’s red card — awarded via VAR for a late tackle on Perez in the build-up to the opener — helped the away side open the floodgates.– Raining goals –Quickfire strikes from Youri Tielemans and Perez put Leicester three goals to the good with less than 20 minutes gone amid a downpour on the south coast.Perez struck again seven minutes before the break from a Chilwell cross to make it four before Vardy scored his first of the evening as Leicester racked up five goals in the first half of a league match for the first time since 1984.It was also the first time that a side had crashed home that many goals in the opening period of a Premier League game since Manchester City beat Burnley 6-1 in April 2010.That didn’t stop Leicester from raining down goals on Southampton however, with two coming within a minute just before the hour mark.First Perez completed his treble after collecting Hervey Barnes’ superb lofted through ball in the 57th minute, and Vardy headed home from another precise Chilwell cross seconds later.James Maddison made it a record-breaking away scoreline with five minutes remaining when he swung home a perfect free-kick that zipped past the desperate Angus Gunn.And Vardy sealed Leicester’s place in the record books with his ninth of the season deep into stoppage, firing home a penalty that also took him top of the Premier League scoring charts with nine goals after he was brought down by Jan Bednarek.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more