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

Changes to lending have slowed down property investment

first_imgBorrowing for property investment is slowing down.THE number of investors buying property is tipped to slow, despite new figures showing a slight increase in June.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said while the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed a slight increase in lending to investors in June, he did not think that was a sign things were about to heat up.In fact he said investor borrowing had been trending lower for some time and he expected that to continue.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMr Kusher said policies put into place to discourage investment in the housing market by the banking regulator, APRA, were having an impact.“If you are in investor you are limited in availability both by the availability of credit and by the availability of interest only mortgages,’’ he said.“By comparison, the only discouragement in the market for an owner occupier is if you want to access an interest-only mortgage.’’Mr Kusher believed demand from investors would be lower in the coming months.“At the same time, a number of states are introducing greater incentives for first home buyers from July,’’ he said.As a result he said there would be more competition from owner occupiers in the coming months.last_img

MBB : Extreme measures: Syracuse experienced unprecedented success on court despite obstacles off it

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 26, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img The 2011-12 Syracuse team had the best regular season in program history and returned to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2003. The Orange rose to the No. 1 ranking in the nation at one point and finished its season an impressive 34-3. The Daily Orange beat writers look back at the season and grade the performance of the players and head coach Jim Boeheim.MVPDion WaitersAt one point in the season, Jim Boeheim called Waiters the team’s best defensive player. And after SU’s last game of the season, Boeheim called Waiters the team’s best offensive player. He carried the team in both games of the Big East tournament and reached double figures in scoring in 12 of 13 games during one streak. His seemingly endless offensive repertoire made him the go-to option for Syracuse late in the shot clock and late in the game.Most improvedAdvertisementThis is placeholder textFab MeloThough Melo did not play in the NCAA Tournament, he was, overall, the most improved player on the Orange. The sophomore went from a raw, out-of-shape freshman center to a force in 2011-12, winning the Big East Defensive Player of the Year award. He set a single-game school record with 10 blocks against Seton Hall.Biggest surpriseSuspension of Fab MeloTwo days before Syracuse was to begin its march to New Orleans, the Orange lost arguably its most valuable player. Melo, the anchor of the 2-3 zone and the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, was deemed ineligible for the entire tournament. It changed the dynamic of Syracuse’s offense and defense. SU suddenly became a below-average team on the interior. The Orange ultimately came up short without him against an Ohio State team led by dominant forward Jared Sullinger. All season-long it seemed like Syracuse was destined to reach the Final Four behind one of the most balanced rosters in the country. The loss of Melo created a serious imbalance and set the stage for an early exit.  Biggest disappointmentRakeem ChristmasChristmas goes into the offseason almost exactly like Fab Melo did last year. He didn’t live up to his McDonald’s All-American status by any means and looked lost at times. Boeheim even said after SU’s win over West Virginia that he thought the freshman was sleeping against the Mountaineers. Christmas showed flashes of potential filling in for Melo at Cincinnati and early in the NCAA Tournament, but he’ll need to bring that every game next year to live up to the lofty expectations that come with being a top recruit.Jim BoeheimAAmid all of the controversy, the potential for off-the-court distractions and dealing with the loss of his starting center – twice – Boeheim put forth one of his best coaching jobs. It was the best regular season in school history and the Orange’s first Elite Eight appearance since 2003.Dion WaitersAThough his last game in a Syracuse uniform was disappointing at best, Waiters was the Orange’s best player this season. He scored 12.6 points per game off the bench in only 24.1 minutes per game. Overall, Waiters, who announced he will go pro Monday, dazzled by making scoring seem incredibly easy and cemented himself as one of the best guards in the country. Fab MeloA-This grade applies solely to his performance on the court, and when he played, Melo was the most important piece of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone. Head coach Jim Boeheim said the sophomore made the biggest single-season improvement he has ever seen, culminating in Melo’s Big East Defensive Player of the Year award.Scoop JardineB+Entering his senior season, the Orange point guard had a love-hate relationship with Syracuse fans. But that hate drifted away as he displayed an improved command of the offense and better decision-making all yearlong. He averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 assists per game in the NCAA Tournament.C.J. FairB+For a stretch, Fair was Syracuse’s best player. Defense, scoring, rebounding – he did it all in the middle of the season for the Orange. But Fair fell off hard in the final eight games of the year. He reached double figures in scoring just once in that stretch, and his contributions were missed.Brandon TricheB-Triche was a key supporting player in his freshman and sophomore years and had a shot to become one of the go-to scoring options in 2011-12. He started every game for the third straight season but endured a couple of shooting slumps.James SoutherlandB-The Southerland that showed up in Pittsburgh for the NCAA Tournament and the one that started the season probably would get somewhere around an A, but there was also the Southerland who disappeared midway through the season that knocked this grade down a bit. The junior averaged just 5.2 points per game in Big East play and was relegated to the bench in key games throughout the year.Kris JosephB-In reality, Joseph deserves something in the C range. He couldn’t become a consistent scorer like Wes Johnson, read more

Florida Man with Coronavirus says Drug touted by Trump Saved his Life

first_imgA Broward man says he was near death from the coronavirus, but an anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment by President Trump saved his life.Drug saves Broward ManRio Giardinieri, 52, says that he struggled with horrendous back pain, headaches, cough and fatigue for five days after catching COVID-19, possibly at a conference in New York.Doctors at the Memorial Regional Hospital in Broward diagnosed him with the coronavirus and pneumonia and put him on oxygen in the ICU.After more than a week, doctors told him there was nothing more they could do and, on Friday evening, Giardinieri said goodbye to his wife and three children.Then a friend sent him a recent article about hydroxychloroquine, a prescription drug that’s been used to treat malaria for decades and auto-immune diseases like lupus.Overseas studies have found it to be promising as a treatment for COVID-19, though it hasn’t been approved by health officials.Trump last week said he was instructing the FDA to fast-track testing of hydroxychloroquine and a related drug, chloroquine, as treatment for COVID-19.Giardinieri said he contacted an infectious disease doctor about the drug.“He gave me all the reasons why I would probably not want to try it because there are no trials, there’s no testing, it was not something that was approved,” said Giardinieri.“And I said, ‘Look, I don’t know if I’m going to make it until the morning,’ because at that point I really thought I was coming to the end because I couldn’t breathe anymore,” Giardinieri continued.“He agreed and authorized the use of it and 30 minutes later the nurse gave it to me.”After about an hour after taking the pills, Giardinieri said, it felt like his heart was beating out of his chest and, about two hours later, he had another episode where he couldn’t breathe.He says he was given Benadryl and some other drugs and that when he woke up around 4:45 a.m., it was “like nothing ever happened.”“To me, there was no doubt in mind that I wouldn’t make it until morning,” said Giardinieri. “So to me, the drug saved my life.”last_img

Golf gets an express delivery!

first_img28 May 2015 Golf gets an express delivery! Roll up! Roll up! Golf Express, the campaign to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time, is underway.Golf Express promotes 9-hole golf and also encourages players to enjoy after-work roll-ups. It’s running across Staffordshire as part of an England Golf project to increase participation and club membership and was officially launched at Uttoxeter Golf Club.Over 40 people joined the club’s weekly roll-up – and then followed-up with a sociable get together and prize-giving in the clubhouse.Uttoxeter member Paul Shaw commented: “Many golf clubs have run this type of 9-hole event over the years, but it is brilliant that now England Golf and Staffordshire Golf have put a national brand behind it.”Uttoxeter is one of 20 clubs across Staffordshire which are backing Golf Express by offering 9-hole green fees and a loyalty card to encourage golfers to play more often: if they play five rounds, they get the sixth free.Twelve of the clubs are also offering golfers the opportunity to play in weekly, after-work roll-ups, such as that at Uttoxeter. These are open to non-members, a handicap is not essential and players will be paired up with other golfers for the fun competitions.Gareth Shaw, the Staffordshire County Development Officer, commented: “This is what golf is all about, having time to play the sport we all love and also having time to socialise with friends following the round.”Iain Lancaster, Regional Manager for England Golf, added: “The time it takes to play the game is a barrier to the sport. We are hoping that by marketing the message that you can play shorter rounds to suit your available leisure time, we will attract new players and lapsed golfers – and encourage current golfers to play more often.”Golf Express is part of an England Golf project which is trialling innovative ways of increasing golf club membership and participation in the sport. It recognises that most people’s leisure time is reducing and for many it can be as little as two hours a day.The clubs involved in Golf Express are: Bloxwich, Branston, Calderfields, Darnford Moor, Dartmouth, Druids Heath, Izaak Walton, Lakeside, Lichfield, Mark Butler Golf Academy, Newcastle, Onneley, Oxley Park, Stafford Castle, Stone, The Chase, Trentham Park, 3 Hammers, Uttoxeter and Cannock Park.To find out more visit getintogolf.org/golfexpress or call 0800 118 2766 Join the Twitter conversation: #golfexpresslast_img