Anger at famine statue damage

first_img TAGSBalllingarydamagestatue NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsAnger at famine statue damageBy Bernie English – September 6, 2015 629 Van driver one of many incredible escapes during Storm Darwin Statue daubed by thugs after 113 years Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cash flow helps Limerick boat club raise the roof Previous articleSoccer – Turner simply the best as Limerick win yet againNext articleWoman rescued from bridge wall Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement by Bernie English [email protected] are outraged that the famine memorial at Ballingarry Community Park has been vandalised, causing damage to the structure of the statue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Created by local artist …..Bullock of Glenwilliam during the park’s construction eighteen years ago, the statue, named ‘Roisin’ is formed in the likeness of a barefoot young girl in 1840’s style clothing.The park committee say that repair works will need to be carried out, or the statue may even have to be removed altogether if the damage is found to be too severe.Made of a light steel frame structure and formed by hand in detail using concrete, “Roisin” is a unique piece of art and, according to park committee chairman Colin Anderson, it is a tangible reminder of Ballingarry’s heritage and history.“The repairs are likely to cost the park committee a considerable sum as this is specialised work that will have to be undertaken by structural engineers and needs to be restored in the correct manner”, Mr Anderson explained.“This is the second act of vandalism seen in the park in the past three weeks. On August bank holiday Monday last, someone tried to set a number of fires in the park, and was witnessed stealing newspaper returns from the local shop at 5am for this purpose. No damage was caused, but there was intent.“The park is there for the enjoyment of all in our community and it is up to the members of our community to educate our young people to this fact, and to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardaí”, the park committee chairman said.In the meantime, the area where “Roisin” is located  has been fenced off in case she should fall and injure somebody. The area will remain fenced off until remedial works can be carried out, or a decision is made to remove her.Ballingarry has a deep-rooted history of famine times, with a large poorhouse located just outside the village. A booming town in the early part of the 19th century when many locals were employed in the weaving and linen industries, it never fully recovered from the ravages of the famine.Many families took refuge on nearby Knockfierna Hill where up to a thousand people tried to stave off hunger and destitution before finally entering the poorhouse. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Shannon statue to commemorate Axel last_img read more

MLB 2019 preview: Projecting the AL East

first_imgIn 2018 the AL East provided the Word Series champion Red Sox, a second 100-win team in the Yankees, AL MVP Mookie Betts of the Red Sox and AL CY Young winner Blake Snell of the Rays.The calendar may have flipped, but it’s likely to be more of the same as storylines won’t be hard to find from this division in 2019. MLB 2019 preview: Five storylines to watch during the season Storyline to watch: Boston’s bullpen (or lack thereof)While the Yankees made it a point to enter 2019 with a stacked bullpen by signing free agents Adam Ottavino and Zack Britton, the Red Sox stood idly by.Boston has yet to make a decision on who will be its closer, and the two top candidates, Ryan Brasier and Matt Barnes, have a combined two saves in the big leagues.The Red Sox could still bring back free agent Craig Kimbrel, but Alex Cora seems content to let that staring contest drag into the season when this odd strategy could likely haunt the defending champs.MVP candidate: Aaron Judge, YankeesIt’s hard to believe, but it’s possible we haven’t seen the best version of Judge as he enters his age-27 season.Judge missed roughly nine weeks of the 2018 season with a wrist injury but has proven to be fully healthy with a tremendous spring batting well over .300, slugging north of 1.000 and cutting down his strikeouts significantly (only nine through his first 37 plate appearances).Nothing can stop @TheJudge44 this spring. #BeGreater— MLB (@MLB) March 17, 2019Judge wasn’t even the best right fielder in his own division in 2018, but if he brings his spring form into 2019 he could be the first Yankees outfielder to win league MVP since Mickey Mantle in 1962.Cy Young candidate: Chris Sale, Red SoxSale is the most criminally underpaid and underappreciated pitcher in baseball — but that will all change after this season.Sale is set to make $12.5 million in 2019 before hitting free agency and will use the next six months to prove why he deserves a $20 million raise in 2020. His ERA and WHIP have both dropped in each of the last four seasons, while his K/9 (strikeouts per nine innings) reached a career-high 13.5 in 2018.Yeah.Chris Sale looks ready.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 16, 2019If Sale continues to only get better this will be the year he finally collects some hardware and monster payday to match.Prospect to watch: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue JaysIn a division ripe with star power, Guerrero may steal the most headlines of any player in the AL East this season.Baseball’s top prospect won’t start the season in the bigs as he nurses an oblique strain, but when he slides into the middle of Toronto’s order in May he’s expected to have an instant impact.The compact third baseman batted .402 with 14 home runs and 60 RBIs in 61 games at the Double-A level in 2018. His power and plate discipline (only 135 strikeouts in 276 minor league games) are fully expected to translate to the majors as he’s arguably the most highly anticipated prospect since Bryce Harper in 2012. Boston has a target on its back, New York has taken aim with free-agent signings and a largely healthy core, Toronto appears ready to turn the organization over to its star prospects, Tampa Bay wants to prove it belongs in the postseason and Baltimore, well, the Orioles will play 162 games.For an extended look at how things can shake out, here is your 2019 preview for the AL East. Related Newscenter_img Division prediction: Yankees win (barely)The Red Sox have won the division the last three seasons, and frankly, the Yankees seem to have had enough. New York addressed its infield depth, bullpen and starting rotation during the offseason after watching a 100-win season spoiled by Boston in the playoffs.The bullpen question looms too large for Boston to confidently put the Red Sox ahead of a Yankees team that checks every box heading into the season.If New York remains healthy and handles high expectations, it has no reason not to win the AL East. MLB 2019 preview: Five bold predictions for the upcoming seasonlast_img read more

49ers commentary: Confident and brash 49ers defense proving team is legit

first_imgThe 49ers took a stiff uppercut from the Rams in the first quarter of their NFC West tilt on Sunday and merely smirked. The wry smile was from a team that sustained its opponent’s Sunday punch, and said blow didn’t even registering a single ounce of pain. It reeked of “Is that the best you got?”“They had one play on us early,” sensational 49ers rookie Nick Bosa said, referring to the Rams’ near brilliant seven-play 56-yard touchdown drive to open the game. “And once we made the adjustment, it …last_img read more

Cosmos Ages a Billion Years in One Day

first_imgPhysicists have found that a portion of the carbon-nitrogen-oxygen reaction thought to participate in fusion reactions inside stars runs two times slower than previously thought.  The measurements were made in the Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics (LUNA), a lab nearly a mile underground in Italy that offers more protection from cosmic rays.  The ripple effect of this discovery is that all stars age more slowly than the textbooks claim, and the universe itself may be a billion years older.  For information, see Physics Web or Science Now.They measured one reaction in the present.  They did not measure 14 billion years.  Notice how one small measurement can have dramatic effects.  Physics is supposed to be a “hard” science, and now the textbooks have to be rewritten about something that was thought to be pretty well understood.  What about the soft sciences, and the mushy or gaseous ones like evolutionary theory?  What discovery tomorrow might invalidate some measurement the Darwinists are trusting?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The mystery of the Ohio FFA jacket in Italy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are many diverse paths that lead Ohio FFA members to the organization and even more paths that will take them far beyond their FFA years. The one thing they will all have in common, forever, is the pride of donning that signature blue corduroy jacket.As we get ready to highlight thousands of these young people next month at the Ohio FFA Convention, I found out about one of those legendary jackets that may have chosen a path all its own.One of my friends on Facebook posted about her brother-in-law taking a trip to Florence, Italy, and noticing a fellow walking the streets in what wouldn’t be an unusual sight here in the U.S. — an FFA jacket. What made this jacket even more fascinating was where it was from. The back of the jacket had the great state of Ohio embroidered on it and below the FFA logo was the same exact school where my Facebook friend had graduated, as well as my Mom and Dad — Northridge High School in Licking County.Once this discovery was made, the gentleman was asked to stop and take a picture or two. Then, what everybody wanted to know was whose name was embroidered on the front of the jacket: John BevanTurns out Mr. Bevan graduated in 1977 (one year after my Dad and one year before my Mom) from Northridge High School. The guy in the picture, according to classmates on Facebook, was certainly not him. So, how in the world did his FFA jacket get halfway around the globe?“I held onto that jacket for almost 40 years and just last year I was in the process of moving,” Bevan said. “It wouldn’t fit me anymore so I asked my kids if they would like it and they said no, so it got packed up.”Eventually the bag that the jacket was stored in made its way to a Goodwill store in Texas, where Bevan now resides.“When I first saw it on Facebook with a guy in Italy wearing it I thought ‘Wow! How did it get there?’” Bevan said. “It was amazing.”Bevan grew up on a small farm in Croton, Ohio and worked for several area farmers throughout his youth.From the 1977 Northridge High School yearbook. John Bevan, sporting his FFA jacket, is top left.“Having that jacket and being in the FFA meant a lot to me,” Bevan said. “Being around the farm and being a part of the FFA gave me so many experiences that most people will never get and that I will never forget.”Bevan said even though it has only been a little over a year since he let his FFA jacket go, he wishes after seeing it on a stranger a half a world away that he could have it back.“There is no doubt that guy in Florence, Italy is looking better in that jacket than I would,” Bevan said. “When I could fit in that jacket, I had a beard very similar to that one and when I saw the pictures for the first time I thought it could be a younger version of me. It was very surreal. I wish I hadn’t let it go.”last_img read more

RIM Agrees to Indonesian Government’s Demands to Filter BlackBerry Users’ Internet Access

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#NYT#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img BlackBerry maker RIM has agreed to the Indonesian government’s demands to implement pornography filters for the country’s 2 million BlackBerry users. According to a statement from the company RIM is seeking a “prompt, compliant filtering solution.” The Indonesian government gave RIM until January 21 to begin filtering porn sites or face being shut down in the country.RIM has faced these sorts of threats from other governments for failing to censor online content, most notably last year when both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were poised to ban the devices for non-compliance with the countries’ telecommunications rules. But this is the first time that RIM has publically agreed to filter Internet content on its phones. However it’s unlikely to be the last time that it will face these sorts of demands, particularly as RIM expands into countries where there are heavy restrictions on porn and other “objectionable” content. “This isn’t just Indonesia,” Heru Sutadi, a member of the Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Body, which oversees the industry, told Bloomberg. “Middle Eastern countries are also being hard on RIM. By looking at the big Indonesia market, I’m sure RIM will obey.”According to Bloomberg, the filtering in Indonesia may include a complete blocking of the BlackBerry’s web browsing capabilities. While RIM has said it will offer an Internet filter in Indonesia, it has complied with several other of the government’s requests, building a server in Indonesia so authorities can “conduct investigations against perpetrators of crime.” Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement audrey watterslast_img read more

PM wrong, Buddha’s teachings of no use, says Sambhaji Bhide

first_imgHindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide, who was booked for allegedly orchestrating the Bhima-Koregaon clashes in 2018, has stirred up controversy yet again by objecting to a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the 74th United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Bhide, who heads the fringe right-wing Sangli-based outfit Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan, said the PM was “wrong” to say that India has given “Buddha and not yuddha (war) to the world.”Remarking that the teachings of the Buddha were of no use, the octogenarian, known for his provocative claims, said it was the ideals and principles of Maratha warrior kings Chhatrapati Shivaji and his son, Sambhaji, that were required to keep peace in the world.“The PM says that India has given the Buddha to the world … that may be so, but the Buddha’s teachings are of no use … The PM has spoken erroneously. The right code of conduct and behaviour [dharma neeti] were demonstrated by Shivaji and Sambhaji. But Maharashtra can rectify this error [in the PM’s address] by perpetuating the tradition of Shiv Jayanti [celebrating Shivaji’s birth anniversary] which is our work,” Mr. Bhide said at an event in Sangli on Saturday.Both Mr. Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis rank among Mr, Bhide’s biggest admirers, regarding him as an exemplar of simple living and an “inspirational teacher”. Mr. Modi had visited Mr. Bhide’s home in Sangli to seek his blessings during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign.Opposition hits outMr. Bhide’s remarks dubbing the Buddha as “irrelevant” drew a storm of criticism from the opposition, as well as from pro-Maratha outfits like the Sambhaji Brigade. “The Buddha has shown India and the world the path of peace … but while the PM talks about the Buddha at world forums, his guru [Sambhaji Bhide] says something altogether different,” State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat said in Mumbai.NCP leader Jitendra Awhad said that to understand the teachings of the Buddha, one first ought to have some buddhi (brains). “It was Gautam Buddha, who, through his teachings, introduced the world to samatajnana (knowledge of equality) … Unfortunately, in Maharashtra, after Nathuram Godse, we now have his successor in the form of Sambhaji Bhide,” Mr. Awhad said.Sambhaji Brigade leader Santosh Shinde said Mr. Bhide was deliberately attempting to sow discord between the Maratha and Dalit communities as the latter had embraced Buddhism.“All through the aftermath of the Bhima-Koregaon clashes, Mr. Bhide was repeatedly given a clean chit by the Devendra Fadnavis government. He was not even probed for his role in stoking hatred between two communities despite an FIR being lodged against him. Even now, he is carrying on with his divisive comments,” Mr. Shinde said.A long-time member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Mr. Bhide left the organisation to found his own outfit in the 1980s. He has a formidable following in the sugar belt districts of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur. Legal troubleFIRs were lodged on January 2, 2018, a day after the Bhima-Koregaon clashes, against Mr. Bhide and Milind Ekbote, who heads the fringe outfit Samasta Hindu Aghadi.An FIR in Pimpri-Chinchwad against the two was registered by Anita Ravindra Salve, a member of the Bahujan Republican Socialist Party, and Anjana Gaikwad. The Shikrapur police, too, had lodged a case against Mr. Ekbote under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Maharashtra Property Damage Act.While Mr. Bhide has never been questioned by the police in connection with the clashes, Mr. Ekbote is out on conditional bail.Earlier this month, Mr. Bhide again raised eyebrows with his remarks after the lunar craft Vikram of the Chandrayaan 2 mission failed to land on the moon minutes before its descent. He claimed that the 39th attempt by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to send a spacecraft to the moon was successful because it was launched on Ekadashi day as per the Indian system of time.last_img read more

Gandhian values relevant to address contemporary world issues like terrorism corruption Kovind

first_imgNew Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said Gandhian values are relevant to address a range of contemporary issues the world is facing today such as terrorism, violence, corruption, discrimination and climate change. The global community will benefit from following the path shown by him, Kovind said as he inaugurated a seminar on ‘Spirituality for Human and Social Development’ organised by the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Gandhi had understood very well that the emphasis on spiritual values is essential for the establishment of peace and non-violence in the world, the President said. He made it clear that the upliftment of human society is possible only on the foundation of truth, non-violence, peace and harmony, he added. “These thoughts of Gandhiji are relevant even today, and will remain relevant in future as well. “Gandhian values are relevant to address a range of contemporary issues our world is facing, such as terrorism, violence, corruption, immorality, discrimination based on religion, race, language and climate-change,” Kovind said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The President said the youth comprises 65 per cent of India’s population and connecting them to Gandhiji’s ideals will help create a better society. He also urged Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti to ensure the maximum participation of youth in their programmes. “On October 2, we will all celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi whose birthday has been recognised by the UN as the International Day of Non-Violence. “This means that Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence is useful for the whole world. At the same time, it is also a testimony of deep respect for Gandhiji globally,” Kovind said. He added that he feels happy to see that people are conscious and active about the relevance of Gandhi’s ideals. “I believe that awareness and diligence towards those values will make our country and the world better,” the President said. At the core of all religions lies the spirit of welfare of the entire humanity, he said. “Gandhiji adopted this spiritual form of religion. The same feeling of welfare of the entire humanity is also contained in the message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which considers the whole world as one family, which is an integral part of Indian culture,” Kovind added.last_img read more