Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan

first_imgFancy footwork at the South Court Hotel WhatsApp Advertisement Kilcornan comes out dancing Facebook Print Psychology expert gives advice on coping with an ‘anxiety pandemic’ Previous article​The Queen of the Circus to lead this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day ParadeNext articleOver €411,000 in funding for Limerick roads under Local Improvement Scheme says Fine Gael senator Staff Reporter Read Your Mind launches in Limerick City and County Libraries Twittercenter_img NewsCommunityInformation evening to be held about new youth club in KilcornanBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 2540 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan community threaten drastic action Limerick Youth Service Parents/guardians of young people, some of whom may be engaged with the Mid-West Disability Service, are invited to an information evening on the opening of a new youth club at Kilcornan Community Centre, on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30pm.Run in partnership with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) and the local community, the youth club will provide a safe space for young people with additional needs to spend time with people their own age and, if they wish, take part in fun activities, programmes and day trips.‘For teenagers with additional needs such as autism, anxiety and dyspraxia, socialising and meeting new people can be very challenging,’ said Anne Hennessy, Kilcornan Youth ClubSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘This new youth club will be specially catered for these young people and is a much needed social outlet for them,’ added Ms. Hennessy.The information evening is an ideal opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the club while staff from LYS will be there to speak about the important role a youth club plays in the lives of young people.The team from LYS will also speak about the process of building a youth club from recruitment and training of volunteers to engaging with young people and above all, having fun!‘We have over four decades of experience in developing and supporting volunteer led youth clubs including working with young people with additional needs,’ said Maurice Walsh, LYS.‘We are looking forward to working with Anne and all in Kilcornan in providing this much needed outlet for young people,’ said Mr. Walsh, Youth Work Manager.For more information please contact LYS’ Youth Information service at [email protected] or call 061-412444 or 083-1726898.More about community here. Email Linkedin NAPD give tips to avoid Leaving Cert anxiety. TAGSAnxietyaustismdyspraxiaKilcornan Community CentreMid- West Disability Service last_img read more

Unfinished housing estate residents face losing water supply

first_img Unfinished housing estate residents face losing water supply News WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – December 3, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Pinterest Another unfinished housing estate in Donegal is facing losing its water supply due to an unpaid electricity bill.Airtricity says it is forced to charge the residents of the estate as it can no longer pursue the contractor who built the estate and installed the pump.The residents say they are caught in a catch 22 situation as the contractor is not finishing the estate and it can’t be taken over by the council until it is up to a certain level of completion.Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show, ‘Marie ‘said they don’t know what to do:[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleDisability Awareness Week underwayNext articleGardai and the PSNI launch joint road safety campaign News Highland last_img read more

Journalist offers insight to American-Catholic, Vatican relations

first_imgWhen describing relations between the Catholic Church in America and the Vatican, John L. Allen Jr. compared the climate to a game where two men take turns kicking each other until one of them gives up.“We are not actually engaged in a patient search for understanding,” he said in a lecture at Holy Cross College Thursday evening. “We are looking to score rhetorical cheap shots against people who we perceive to be our cultural, theological and political enemies.”The Vatican journalist and current editor of Crux, a Catholic news website, addressed the audience at the Pfeil Center as well as those watching the event online through a livestream. Allen offered wisdom about Vatican-American relations gained from decades of reporting on the subject under three popes. Jack Lyons | The Observer John Allen Jr. speaks on the American Catholic Church and the Vatican at the Pfeil Center on Holy Cross Campus Thursday.Allen focused on three perennial misunderstandings of perspective, law and time, which fray relationships between the Vatican and America, but also discussed misunderstandings which have appeared more recently during the Francis papacy.Allen emphasized the imbalanced perspective which some American Catholics have about their place in the world, citing statistics that the Church in the U.S. comprises only 6 percent of the global Catholic population.“Catholicism in our time is not a Western religion,” he said.  Referencing concerns about a decline of Catholicism among some American Catholics, Allen pointed to sub-saharan Africa, where the Catholic population has grown from 29 million to 130 million since 1975.Allen then proposed that American Catholics are also misled by the assumption that cooperation with civil authorities is the best response to the clerical sex abuse crisis across the world. While Allen agreed that such an approach makes sense in an American context, he argued that the approach could be dangerous for the Church to pursue in other parts of the world, citing regions dominated by Islamic radicalism.Americans Catholics and the Vatican also harbor misunderstandings about time and efficiency, Allen said. He employed a culinary metaphor to illustrate his message.“The United States is a microwave culture, and Rome is a Crock-Pot culture,” he said. However, Allen emphasized that the Vatican’s slowness is not a result of laziness or denial, but rather the product of a more methodical culture.“They simply have different instincts about when the right moment to rush in with the response is,” he said.  Allen also offered his thoughts about misunderstandings which have formed under the leadership of Pope Francis. Allen called the pontiff a typical Latin American pastor and said that while this archetype signifies great qualities in the leader of the global Church, it also signifies a skepticism of the United States.Looking at the recent example of Francis’ decision to halt the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from voting to implement new standards of accountability for bishops at their general assembly meeting in November, Allen suggested that the Pope does not always appreciate the American urgency for action.“I don’t think he likes being told what to do,” Allen said. “The pushier we get in insisting, ‘You must do x,’ the more likely he is to get his back up and say, ‘Hey, I don’t have to do this.’”Allen referenced the divisions in both the American Church and the global Church in an interview after the lecture. “It’s unfortunate. There’s great wisdom and truth in all sides of these conversations,” he said, before recalling his comparison at the beginning of the lecture. “The more you can seek that out rather than playing the three-kick rule, the better.”Tags: America, Catholic church, Crux News, Pope Francis, Vaticanlast_img read more

The envelope system goes digital

first_imgThere’s a brand new player hitting the personal financial management space today. And its inspiration is a method of savings that isn’t fancy, is probably the way that your parents and grandparents saved for vacations, holiday presents and other big purchases, and what Dave Ramsey says is the most reliable way to make sure money is actually saved: The Envelope System.But this version is all digital – and it’s called Money Clouds.In a press release announcing its launch today, a venture five years in the making, Money Clouds describes itself as a platform that helps customers define and save for individual goals outside of their primary bank account.In an interview with MPD CEO Karen Webster prior to the launch, Jason Conway, Founder and CEO of Quemulus (the company behind Money Clouds), told Webster that he “loved hearing” her tell him that the envelope method is how her parents saved money when she was growing up, because it speaks to how widely the concept resonates.He relates an anecdote of his own, which inspired what is now Money Clouds. continue reading » 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Little League World Series canceled due to COVID-19

first_imgThis is the first time the Little League World Series has been canceled since it began in 1947. Little League International also canceled its regional tournaments. (WBNG) — The Little League World Series has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual states sill have flexibility. Maine-Endwell Little League President Joe Chesna said there is still a chance for a local season. Maine-Endwell won the Little League World Series in 2016.last_img

FIFA stop players from internationals duties amid travel ban

first_img European national teams are scheduled to begin qualifying groups for the 2020-21 Nations League, with games on Sept. 3-8. The women’s international call-up dates are Sept. 14-22. Loading… Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To Know2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Clubs may be exempt from releasing players for upcoming national-team games in European countries that have travel restrictions because of the pandemic, FIFA said Monday. FIFA said it will waive the obligation on clubs to hand over their players for the international break that starts Aug. 31 if they have to go to countries with national travel restrictions or quarantine periods of at least five days. The other five continental confederations opted to postpone games that were scheduled for the same window. UEFA has asked member federations to seek exemptions for soccer players from national governments in order to avoid quarantines. Read Also: Ronaldinho set to be granted freedom from house arrest If those exemptions are not given, FIFA said Monday that players don’t have to leave their clubs if their travel demands would require a five-day quarantine or self-isolation period. Some of Europe’s top soccer leagues, including England and Spain, have their opening games on the Sept. 12-13 weekend – fewer than five days after the international call-up period ends. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Eddie Alvarez a crucial addition as ONE Championship begins new era in Tokyo

first_imgBut while Johnson is the more polished martial artist and still very much a part of the pound-for-pound conversation, Alvarez feels far more likely to be the man to lure fight fans into watching this weekend’s event and potentially embracing ONE Championship because while “Mighty Mouse” is sure to go out there and deliver a surgical performance, the 35-year-old ronin, whose style and fury were forged in Kensington, has a history of engaging in violent, jaw-dropping battles.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearChanging addresses has never changed that about Alvarez and that should remain true with his latest move as well.He might have lost his “Most Violent Man in the World” crown to Poirier last summer, but Alvarez is still a sure bet to deliver an exciting performance this weekend against Nastyukhin and start blazing a trail towards the top of the ONE Championship lightweight division in hopes of adding another belt from another promotion to his already expansive collection. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThis week, Alvarez begins his quest for another title in another promotion as he squares off against Timofey Nastyukhin in the opening round of the Lightweight Grand Prix at ONE Championship: A New Era on March 30 in Tokyo, Japan.While he goes by the moniker “The Underground King,” the 35-year-old lightweight’s return to competing for an organization based in Asia only makes it more fitting that Alvarez be viewed as a mixed martial arts ronin — a warrior without a lord or master, who takes his services wherever they are needed.Though many fans would associate Alvarez with Bellator MMA or the UFC (or both), he ultimately didn’t stick around either promotion for all that long, all things considered.Where promotional stalwarts easily climb into the high teens or twenties as they continue to compete for the same company year after year, Alvarez only made 10 appearances under the Bellator MMA banner during his four-and-a-half-year stay. In just under four years as a member of the UFC roster, the veteran lightweight logged eight appearances, amassing a 4-3 record with one No Contest.In both instances, however, Alvarez made an undeniable impact, as he was crowned the inaugural Bellator MMA lightweight champion and recaptured the title in his final appearance with the organization before going on to earn the lightweight strap in the UFC as well. Although he only managed one successful title defense between those three different championship reigns, there is no question that over that eight-year stretch, the tenacious fighter from Kensington, Philadelphia, PA. was one of the very best lightweights on the planet.And he still is today as he brings his talents to the ONE Championship cage for the first time this weekend in Tokyo.Alvarez’ free agent decision in October of last year wasn’t a surprise, as the former UFC lightweight champion was coming off a loss to Dustin Poirier in the final fight of his contract and had gone just 1-2 with a No Contest result in four fights since claiming the title from Rafael dos Anjos on July 7, 2016.The Philadelphia native bet on himself heading into his rematch with Poirier, and when things didn’t go his way in Calgary last summer, it seemed inevitable that Alvarez and the UFC would part ways.As part of the triumvirate of talent moving from the UFC to ONE Championship along with Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and “Super” Sage Northcutt, Alvarez has helped bring a different level of exposure and attention to the Singapore-based promotion.While hardcore fight fans have always paid attention to the organization, which began operations in 2011, the addition of the three prominent former UFC talents, coupled with the hiring of retired former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate as an executive and signing a three-year broadcasting deal with Turner Sports has thrust the promotion into the spotlight like never before in North America and they have responded by making all the right moves.Last month, ONE Championship held media events in Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as having Alvarez and Northcutt join the “Inside The NBA” crew on TNT for a little demonstration on the set at halftime during a recent broadcast.Alvarez was front and center for both and should remain a prominent figure for the promotion moving forward. Though Johnson might be the more successful fighter in recent years and the more polished martial artist, Alvarez is the kind of lightning rod who is sure to bring increased attention to ONE Championship, both inside and outside of the cage.Despite having mixed results over his final four fights in the Octagon, Alvarez’s aggressive, attacking style is captivating and that shouldn’t change with his move to ONE Championship. Additionally, Alvarez has never been afraid to voice his thoughts on different matters and made waves during the company’s recent media tour with comments about the UFC’s use of interim titles.His presence, along with that of Johnson, on this weekend’s fight card in Tokyo has prompted far more coverage from outlets that have traditionally glossed over the events in ONE Championship, which creates opportunities to attract new viewers and introduce that first-time audience to the collection of tenured talents competing at the top of the card.While there is risk associated with having Alvarez and Johnson stationed as the second and third fights on the main card, respectively, the hope for ONE Championship is that fans will come for the familiar names they know and stick around for the final four fights of the evening — championship matchups featuring some of the best and brightest names on the company’s roster.At the same time, adding an accomplished, respected veteran like Alvarez into the lightweight ranks and having him compete in the Lightweight Grand Prix, rather than shotgunning a title shot, brings more recognition and greater prestige to the division, which already boasts a couple familiar names, one of the best prospects in the promotion, Lowen Tynanes, and could easily be bolstered by future free agent additions as well.ONE Championship is betting on Alvarez and Johnson working their way through their respective tournaments and earning title shots, gaining momentum and greater exposure for the promotion and its events the further they go. It’s a smart play given their track records and that — with all due respect to the men they’ll meet in their opening round matchups this weekend and the other competitors in the competition — it would be alarming if both didn’t emerge victorious and end up fighting for gold in the not too distant future. Eddie Alvarez has won titles in organizations that fans who came to the sport in the last decade have never heard of before.He’s fought veterans whose names carry weight with old heads, but whose records look average when you pull them up on Sherdog or Tapology, largely because their victories came in the days before having a Wikipedia entry became a measuring stick for your abilities inside the cage.last_img read more