Limerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocations

first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFine GaellimerickPatrick O’DonovanSenator Maria ByrneSports Capital Grantssports infrastructure Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsCommunityLimerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocationsBy Editor – November 29, 2017 1745 Facebook Previous articleCCTV system expanded to 14 Limerick townsNext articleLimerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work Editor WhatsApp Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Sports grants89 clubs and organisations in Limerick and Clare are to receive €2,465,629 of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.Confirming the allocations, Limerick City Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said they will help to develop sports infrastructure in the city and county.She also paid tribute to former Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Minister O’Donovan significantly shortened the application form, and published a helpful guide to the application process.There were also a series of regional workshops to assist applicants. I know from speaking to local clubs and organisations these measures really helped with their applications,” she explained.“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically.“Fine Gael is using our economic progress to invest in communities around the country and ensure that everyone can benefit. Sport is just one important element of this. In 2016, more than €22.8 million was paid out to 680 organisations to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment through the excellent Sports Capital Programme,” Senator Byrne concluded.More news herelast_img read more

Doctors have wedding ceremony at hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

first_imgiStock(DURHAM, N.C.) — Two doctors working during the coronavirus pandemic marked what was supposed to be their wedding day with an impromptu ceremony at the hospital where they both work.Dr. Shelun Tsai, an OBGYN resident at Duke University Hospital, and Dr. Michael Sun, a resident in Duke Psychiatry’s program, planned to get married on Saturday, April 11, in North Carolina.With social distancing being encouraged during the novel coronavirus pandemic, one neighborhood has come up with a creative way to keep its annual Easter egg hunt alive. Brooke Peck a mom of one from Atlanta, Georgia, launched the Facebook event for the Spring egg hunt, encouraging other parents and their children to decorate and hang paper eggs in their windows.When the couple, who got engaged in 2016, had to postpone their official wedding, their colleagues at Duke University Hospital stepped in to make sure the couple’s would-be wedding day was still special.“They knew I’d postponed my wedding but people didn’t realize it was that day until I was there [at work] and I said it was supposed to be April 11,” Tsai told Good Morning America. “It started out small, that they wanted to make me a wedding dress, then it was a veil, then flowers and then it became everyone chipping in and jumping onboard.”“They literally started at 8 a.m. and in between patient care they’d get bits of stuff done and then had the ceremony at 3 p.m.,” she said of her colleagues. Before Tsai walked down the “aisle,” her colleagues set up a special room for her to change into her paper wedding gown and then arranged a “first look” moment between her and Sun.A nurse from the Labor and Delivery unit “officiated” the approximately 15-minute ceremony at Duke Birthing Center.The ceremony was watched on Zoom by nearly a dozen of Tsai’s and Sun’s friends, family and actual wedding party.At the end of the ceremony, Tsai and Sun rode off on a hospital transportation cart decorated with “Just Married” signs.The couple, who met in college, has moved their official wedding to October.“It was absolutely amazing,” Tsai said of her commemorative ceremony. “Every day I feel like we take care of our patients and we’re always so thoughtful and love what we do and to see that [my colleagues] also care so much about us and the things that mean so much to us, it was really touching.”“They’re really my work family and we really try to take care of each other,” she said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher react to shocking outburst from Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka

first_imgGary Neville and Jamie Carragher react to shocking outburst from Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka Man Utd legend Gary Neville has slammed Xhaka (Picture: Getty)‘But it wouldn’t surprise me if Unai Emery sorted it out with him and he does. I think it will be very difficult to patch it up quickly with the fans, I think he’ll have to apologise heavily too them.’Liverpool hero Carragher, meanwhile, said: ‘I think it will be difficult for him to keep [the armband] now.‘It might be better for the club and the atmosphere around the team and the stadium for him to lose it. Comment ‘Devastated’ Xhaka should apologise, says EmeryTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:48Fullscreen’Devastated’ Xhaka should apologise, says Emeryhttps://metro.co.uk/video/devastated-xhaka-apologise-says-emery-2038132/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘But there is no one else in the squad that has more captain material, although I don’t think he’s the greatest player, he’s had a poor season.‘Sometimes, if you’re struggling to pick a captain, you give it to the best player, in which case, give it to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.‘David Luiz is not my cup of tea as a player, but he is a leader in some ways. He’s got a big personality. I can imagine the younger lads in the dressing room looking up at him.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He’s a big character, he’s won big things, he’s played at big clubs, with Brazil in World Cups, so he could be an option.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘So those two, really… but I wouldn’t want either as captain to be honest!’Arsenal face Premier League leaders Liverpool on Wednesday evening in the Carabao Cup but Xhaka is not expected to be involved.MORE: Gareth Bale’s agent dismisses Real Madrid exit speculation after London meeting Advertisement Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Manchester United legend Neville, speaking out for the first time on the outburst, told Sky Sports: ‘I struggle with Xhaka full stop, I’ll be honest with you.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I just think it’s his ill-discipline in his performances generally over a period of the last two or three years. I’ve never watched a player who seems to learn less from his experiences than Xhaka.‘He makes what must be four hundred mistimed tackles a match. He essentially gets booked every time I watch him, I don’t watch him every single game but every game I do watch he gets booked.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He doesn’t seem to set the tone for the rest of his team-mates with his performance levels. So, what happened on Sunday doesn’t surprise me.’The former England defender added: ‘Those little disputes can happen, I’ve seen them at United over the years where you can get those little bits of fire that occur every so often.‘He’s having a poor time and I think, ultimately, it’ll be very difficult for him to continue wearing the armband. Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have reacted to Granit Xhaka’s meltdown (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have slammed Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal captain clashed with his own fans during the Premier League draw with Crystal Palace.Gunners boss Unai Emery is considering stripping Xhaka of the Arsenal captaincy after he was seen mouthing ‘f**k off’ towards his own supporters.Xhaka was livid after his substitution during Sunday’s 2-2 draw was greeted by sarcastic cheers and antagonised the home fans before taking off his shirt and storming down the tunnel. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 4:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link346Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Roger Goodell: NFL seeks ‘all the facts’ in Robert Kraft case before any action

first_img Robert Kraft requests jury trial, pleads not guilty to soliciting prostitution charges NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday night that the league continues to gather information about Robert Kraft’s ongoing soliciting prostitution case while the Patriots owner kept a low profile at this week’s NFL owners meetings in Arizona.Making his first public remarks about the allegations against Kraft, Goodell said he wouldn’t speculate about how the league would handle the situation, no matter how Kraft’s case in South Florida turns out. The commissioner said he — not the owners — would determine any potential punishment: “The personal conduct policy is my responsibility.” “I think we said this several weeks ago, the Personal Conduct Policy applies to everybody — the commissioner’s office, executives, players, coaches,” Goodell told reporters Tuesday night in Phoenix during a news conference to wrap up the meetings (via WEEI.com). “And it will be applied to everybody. It will be done after we get all the facts and we have all the information. We will be fair and smart about it. That is what we’ll do.”Goodell later added: “When we get all the information, we’ll make determinations. I’m not going to speculate on where we are or my views on anything. Until we get all the information, we’re not to make any discussions or any comments about that.” Related News Kraft was at the Phoenix meetings but didn’t talk to reporters. Goodell was seen speaking to the Pats owner but, per Pro Football Talk , the commissioner wouldn’t disclose anything Kraft said to him or the owners, saying the meetings were confidential.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was seen speaking with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to charges of paying for sex acts at a Florida spa. Goodell said the NFL will wait for the facts to emerge before addressing Kraft’s case. pic.twitter.com/cO499odx6o— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 27, 2019Earlier Tuesday, Kraft requested a jury trial in Palm Beach County, Florida, reaffirming his not-guilty plea in the high-profile case.Even if Kraft is found not guilty in the trial, he could be subject to a fine or suspension according to NFL policy.last_img read more