Historic meeting of Clare County Council in University of Limerick

first_imgFacebook Twitter Email WhatsApp 11THE University of Limerick hosted a historic gathering of Clare County Council members last week.For the first time ever, 28 elected councillors from the Banner County conducted their business for on the UL campus, the Clare side, in the Irish World Academy, for a meeting which also marked independent councillor James Breen’s last official meeting as Cathaoirleach.“The University of Limerick is hugely important for County Clare and the wider region,” said Cllr Breen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are very proud to have such a quality educational institution on our doorstep. UL has helped to develop a highly skilled graduates’ base which has been a major contributory factor to the region’s growing status as an attractive investment location.”Addressing elected members and Council officials ahead of the meeting, President of UL Professor Don Barry said, “It is a coming of age for our Clare campus and it is an affirmation by you, as representatives of the people of Clare, of what we have done here since 2003.”Prof Barry continued, “In a very significant way your presence marks the realisation of the vision held dear by this University — since its foundation just over 40 years ago — that one day this institution would claim its place at the centre of this proud region, very much of Clare and of Limerick, embracing all the traditions and cultures of both counties.”by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Previous articleO’Dea warns of pensions bombshellNext articleLimerick digs its heels in on the Wild Atlantic Way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img TAGSClare County CouncillimerickUniversity of Limerick Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsHistoric meeting of Clare County Council in University of LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2016 598 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 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Saint Mary’s breaks ground on athletic facility

first_imgThe groundbreaking of the new Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex on Friday strengthened the comprehensive mission at Saint Mary’s to educate students’ minds, souls and bodies.President Carol Ann Mooney said she recognizes the universal value of building a new workout facility, so she wanted to begin construction as soon as possible.“All will have a place here — whether they are practicing for Saturday’s game, squeezing in a workout between classes and dinner or simply looking for a place to gather with friends,” Mooney said. “It was my dream that we would be able to break ground for this facility before my retirement.”Sarah Belanger Earley, a member of the President’s Circle, said the College initially planned to upgrade the current Angela Athletic Facility, but realized a more dramatic transformation was needed.“It soon became very clear to us that a different kind of renovation needed to take place,” Earley said. “True to our Holy Cross heritage, we assessed the needs of the time and quickly saw that health and fitness are key priorities for today’s women.”According to Earley, more than 1,400 donors recognized the College’s need for improvement and contributed to this project.“This milestone is not the result of isolated board decisions or meetings with architects,” Earley said. “It is the product of the intentional investment of alumnae and friends in the health and wellness of Saint Mary’s students.”According to Colleen Ryan, a member of the President’s Circle, the Saint Mary’s community should adapt to the evolving needs of its members.“When the current Angela Athletic Facility was built in the 1970s, women’s interest in physical activity was largely limited to athletic teams, and even those were far different from the teams we have today,” Ryan said. “In the 40 years since its construction, a focus on fitness and wellness has emerged among the students of Saint Mary’s and across the country. This shift has revolutionized the way we think about athletic facilities and emphasize[d] the importance of buildings that serve all students, not just varsity athletes.”Ryan said she hopes the new resources in the Angela Athletic Wellness Complex will appeal to everyone.“A tennis player will be able to practice in the field house during the winter,” she said. “A yoga enthusiast will have plenty of space to teach a group of fellow students in a dedicated classroom. … A student who decides to make fitness a part of her life will be able to find an open treadmill after classes.”Ryan said the building will include counseling services, providing students with easier access to mental health resources that will enhance their college experiences.“Students will be more aware of the services available to them and have options across a wide variety of offices all in one building,” Ryan said. “The new Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex will create a future that emphasizes comprehensive wellness, establishing healthy habits and patterns in the lives of every student that will last a lifetime.”Beth Culligan, Board of Trustees member, said she hopes athletes benefit from convenient access to workout materials and training spaces.“The current facilities really do hold our students and coaches back,” Culligan said. “With this new building, Saint Mary’s will be able to offer student athletes a top-of-the-line experience for both practice and competition.”This construction calls attention to the importance of balancing fitness and schoolwork, as both teach invaluable lessons, Culligan said.“For many Saint Mary’s students, athletics are an irreplaceable part of their college experience and a context for growth and learning,” Culligan said. “Membership on a team, as we all know, builds character and collaborative skills while fostering self-motivation and discipline.”Kathleen Conley Taiclet, class of 1985, said she envisions the Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex as a location for students to form connections and bond over a shared value of health.“The cafe, full of healthy options, will serve as the perfect location for a student to grab a post-workout smoothie or to take a snack break with her study group,” Taiclet said. “Students can find a spot in one of the numerous lounges to work on a paper or to connect with friends. These spaces will not only enhance and strengthen relationships among the students — they will also help infuse the community with an emphasis on health and wellness.”Taiclet said she hopes the new facility serves as a support system, since college is often the first time people make independent decisions about nutrition and exercise.“It is our hope that Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex will become a social and cultural hub on campus where students can learn to incorporate fitness and health into their daily routines,” Taiclet said. “Students will graduate from Saint Mary’s with lifelong read more

Brentwood Man Killed in Crash With Tractor Trailer

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 35-year-old Brentwood man was killed when his vehicle was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer in Islandia on Tuesday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Carlos Santiago was driving a Honda northbound on Motor Parkway when his vehicle was struck by a westbound tractor trailer at the corner of Express Drive North at 1:15 p.m.The victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The trucker, a 56-year-old Indiana man, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers inspected the tractor trailer and impounded the Honda.Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the case to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img

Matthew McConaughey Saying ‘All Right, All Right, All Right’: Video

first_img– Advertisement – The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star explained the origin of the remark in a 2011 interview with George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. He was not even supposed to work the night he filmed the iconic scene, but director Richard Linklater put him in at the last minute, forcing McConaughey to ad-lib.“I’m nervous. First scene ever on film,” he recalled during the sit-down. “Right before we’re about to shoot, I’ve got friends in the car. I’m going, ‘All right.’ I’ve been listening to this live Doors album, and in between two of the songs, [Jim] Morrison goes, ‘All right, all right, all right, all right.’”Rory Cochrane, Matthew McConaughey Dazed and ConfusedRory Cochrane and Matthew McConaughey in ‘Dazed and Confused.’ Universal/Gramercy/Kobal/ShutterstockMcConaughey used the recording as motivation for his character’s development. “So right before we’re about to go, I’m like, ‘What is Wooderson about? What’s he about?’ And I go, ‘Man, he’s about four things. He’s about his car, he’s about getting high, he’s about rock ‘n’ roll and picking up chicks,’” he detailed. “I go, ‘I’m in my car, I’m high as a kite, I’m listening to rock ‘n’ roll.’ ‘Action.’ ‘And there’s the chick. All right, all right, all right.’ Three out of four.”- Advertisement – He wouldn’t be Matthew McConaughey without a little “all right.” The actor is proud of his catchphrase decades after he first uttered the words on the big screen.McConaughey, 51, made the phrase “all right, all right, all right” famous when he starred as David Wooderson in the 1993 film Dazed and Confused. Since then, the Oscar winner has used the fan favorite line during acceptance speeches at major awards shows and in interviews here and there.Matthew McConaughey Brown SuitMatthew McConaughey attends the ‘Serenity’ film premiere on January 23, 2019 in New York City. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement –center_img The Serenity star admitted in a 2018 interview with Men’s Journal that the line never gets old. “Look, ‘all right, all right, all right’ has become a national sort of moniker,” he said at the time. “People say it all the time, and they want me to say it. I’ve got no trouble giving it back to them. For me, it’s original and genuine because they’re the first three words I ever said in a job that I got, that hell, I didn’t know if it was gonna be a hobby. It could have been my only gig. It ended up being a career.”Watch the video above to relive McConaughey’s best deliveries of his catchphrase!Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!- Advertisement –last_img

Whitfield is one of Cairns’ premier suburbs and close to the city

first_imgWhitfield Year 6 students Emily Grace, Jaxon Swan, Shirley Vue and Jonathon Bramich with P.E/Sports coordinator Clint Mogg. Picture: Josh Woning.SPRAWLING to the south underneath the imposing shadow of the Mount Whitfield Conservation Range, Whitfield is a lush, leafy haven and one of Cairns’ oldest and grandest residential pockets. Living so close to the hectares of undeveloped bushland, which form part of the suburb, has long been a drawcard for fitness fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.LJ Hooker Edge Hill sales director Nadine Edwards said there was always plenty of interest from buyers in the Whitfield property market.“Whitfield is located close to some of the best schools, cafes, walking tracks and art centres that Cairns has to offer,” she said. “It’s a longstanding premier suburb with good capital growth. “There’s a large number of long term residents in the area and an array of leafy parks throughout the suburb giving it a tranquil and tropical feel. And it’s only a short drive to both the international and domestic airports and to the city centre.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoCairns Regional Council Mayor Bob Manning said not many cities could boast rainforest walking tracks so close to the centre of town.“The Red, Blue and Green Arrow tracks are used by more than 600 people a day. It is easily one of our most popular recreation activities and something that is valued by our community,” he said.“It’s facilities like this that contribute to the livability of our city and help to promote an active, healthy community.”Physical education teacher Clint Mogg has worked at Whitfield State School for 18 years and said a supportive community and impressive academic excellence programs attracted many families from outside the catchment.“I’ve seen the school grow from 325 up to what it is at the moment at over 850 students,” he said.“The people in Whitfield are really nice and friendly and there’s a great community feel.“Staff love working here.”Earth Mamas Kitchen owner Sylvia Kulczynski took over the business located in the Regis aged care centre on McManus St last year and was taken by Whitfield’s quiet, peaceful atmosphere.last_img

Vole au vent Installs First Monopile on Borkum Riffgrund 2

first_imgImage source: Jan De NulJan De Nul’s offshore installation vessel Vole au vent has installed the first monopile on Ørsted’s 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.In total, Vole au vent will transport 36 monopiles and transition pieces from the port of Eemshaven and install them at the site some 40 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum.The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm will comprise 56 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines installed on 20 suction bucket jacket foundations and 36 monopile foundations.The wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.last_img