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Limerick colleges show solidarity with Berkeley students

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Advertisement Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter WhatsApp TAGSBerkeleyfeaturedlimerickMary Immaculate CollegeUniversity of Limerick NewsLimerick colleges show solidarity with Berkeley studentsBy John Keogh – June 18, 2015 488 center_img Previous articleIrish Water expected to use Shannon to solve Dublin water crisisNext articlePeace at last for Limerick-based hero John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FLAGS were flown at half mast in the University of Limerick this week to pay tribute to the six students who died in Berkeley, California when an apartment balcony collapsed on Tuesday.It is understood that none of the students involved were from Limerick, however UL issued a statement saying: “All of the students involved in the tragic accident in Berkeley, California and their family and friends, are in the hearts and minds of the University of Limerick community at this time of loss.”The Mary Immaculate College Students Union also extended sympathies to the families and friends of the six students and said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with their friends and families and with those who have been injured.“For any of our students who have been affected by this tragedy, we would like to remind you that MISU can be reached by phone +353 (0)61 400013, email ([email protected] or [email protected]) or through Facebook.”The deceased were named as: Eimear Walsh (21), Niccolai Schuster (21), Lorcán Miller (21), Olivia Burke (21), Eoghan Culligan (21) and Ashley Donohoe (22); Ms Donoghue was a native of California, the other five all hailed from South Dublin.The names of the remaining seven injured students have not been released. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Stress Management

first_imgWhen summer draws to an end, parents often start getting their students ready to return to school.While a new backpack and a collection of notebooks and pens might top their to-do list, students also need to prepare emotionally, said Diane Bales, an associate professor of human development and family science at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Students get to take a break from the stress of academic demands and social situations during the summer and, for some students, heading back to school is like entering a pressure cooker. The key to helping children prepare to return to school is to start talking about it early.“As school approaches, parents should talk about whether there is anything that is worrying the student about going back to class,” Bales said. “Parents need to look for nonverbal cues. Is the child acting like he or she doesn’t want to go back to school?”If children say that they don’t want to go back to school or act like they don’t want to go back to school, parents need to probe a little bit to find out why, Bales said.“If they’ve got an issue that’s carrying over from the previous year, go ahead and address it with the student, and make his or her teacher aware, if necessary,” Bales said.For younger children, parents may want to go ahead and write or call the school and let them know about any concerns they have about bullying or any particular bullies.For older children, parents can help students develop strategies for avoiding uncomfortable social situations or bullies and strategies for dealing with any bullies. With middle and high school students, parents need to empower their children to handle tough social situations.“Coming up with plans for how to handle specific situations is a good way to help ease some of the anxieties of going back,” Bales said. “Telling a child just to avoid a bully or someone they have had challenges with is not as effective.”Middle school and high school students also need to be reminded that bullying behaviors and abuse at school is not normal.“There’s such a culture among kids that you just don’t tell on each other,” Bales said. “Kids need to know that bullying is not healthy, and the person who is doing the bullying probably also needs help. Students have a responsibility to speak up if they’re being bullied or if they see someone else being bullied.”Keeping the lines of communication open about students’ worries and hopes for the new school year is key to making each school year the best it can be, Bales said.last_img read more

Trump repeats his cowardly old ways

first_imgCoward Trump strikes again. He was a coward during Vietnam. He would never run toward gunfire to save someone. He has no stomach to fire someone face to face except on reality TV — especially when they are smarter and have more integrity in their little toe than he has in his oversized body. Also, once again the NRA forced him to back down after big talk of not being afraid of them. These are facts, not fake news. Jeffrey DareLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesAlbany County warns of COVID increase Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Police and protestors face off in Antigua

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday March 11, 2011 – The riot squad was called out yesterday evening to ensure that opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) protestors complied with police orders during a protest billed the ‘White March’, hours after a morning picket that was supposed to be peaceful threatened to deteriorate.The larger of the two – the ‘White March’ which attracted thousands of people, based on ALP estimates – had been publicized for several weeks as a protest against the failures of the United Progressive Party (UPP) government. When police attempted to change the route during the march, after 6 pm, it did not go down well with party officials or protestors who accused the authorities of intimidation.An angry ALP Chairman Gaston Browne said the march route had been approved by police, in writing, and they would be acting in accordance with that written permission. “They have deliberately changed the route in order to frustrate our march,” Browne said. “We will not be intimidated under any circumstances.” The riot squad was deployed to block the planned route and was booed by protestors. The officers, in full gear, stood their ground as the demonstrators taunted them and declared that they too would not back down.The confrontation lasted for about 15 minutes before the riot squad was ordered to withdraw and the march continued along its planned route, ending in a rally where several ALP speakers addressed the crowd about the incompetence and shortcomings of the ruling party. Earlier in the day, ALP picketers outside the office of National Security Minister Dr Errol Cort had minor scuffles with police in another dispute over where they could and could not protest. The picketers, who’d gathered at 9 am, initially marched up and down one side of the building, waving placards with messages for Dr Cort to step aside until questions are answered about whether his law firm paid taxes on the EC$3 million (US$1.1 million) in retainer fees which it allegedly received from fraud-accused Allen Stanford. The ALP’s call follows a US$1 million lawsuit filed against Dr Cort, a former Finance Minister, by Stanford investors last month.The protestors loudly chanted ‘Errol Cort must go right now’ as they walked along the street but at one stage decided to change the direction of their picket. Lawmen on the scene tried to prevent them from doing so and that led to shoving and shouting from both sides. At one point, it seemed the peaceful picket would turn violent but, shortly after, the police allowed the protestors to have their way until noon when the picket ended. The ALP chairman said yesterday that he was pleased with the turnout at both of the opposition’s protests, declaring them successes.Source: Caribbean360Photo credit: Anika Kentishcenter_img 58 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Police and protestors face off in Antigua by: – March 11, 2011last_img read more

Oghenekaro Etebo   Set to Rescue Las Palmas

first_imgSuper Eagles’ Oghenekaro Etebo gained his first international attention when he equalled a 44-year-old Olympics record by scoring four goals in a single game at Rio 2016. Recently, Etebo moved to Spanish side, Las Palmas, and was impressive in his first game against Malaga. His effort did not go unnoticed as he has been invited for the Super Eagles friendly match against Polland and Serbia as part of Nigeria’s preparation for the World Cup in Russia. Kunle Adewale writes about how Etebo may warm his way to Russia 2018L as Palmas has confirmed that Oghenekaro Etebo has been invited for Super Eagles friendly matches against Poland and Serbia. The Super Eagles are scheduled to play five preparatory matches before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia; however, Nigeria’s football body has sent a letter to the Spanish side for the first two matches.A statement on the club’s website stated: “Etebo has been summoned by Nigeria for the two friendly matches that the African team will play in Poland, March 23 and against Serbia in London, March 27.”It further stated that the club will comply with FIFA’s rules:“In accordance with the provisions of the FIFA regulations on the ‘Statute and Transfer of Players’, UD Las Palmas will release the player so that he can travel to Poland, since he must join with his team on Monday, March 19.”Etebo, who moved during the summer transfer window, declared he did not come to Las Palmas to sit on the bench, and has backed up his statement with impressive performances.Etebo was the standout player at the Estadio Gran Canaria on his La Liga debut for Las Palmas against Malaga penultimateMonday night’s relegation battle.The Nigeria midfielder stood out in the middle of the park with his dynamic movement, effective ball distribution, tactical discipline and his high energy level.Speaking after completing a six-month loan switch to the Canary Islands-based team from CD Feirense of Portugal, the 22-year-old didn’t mince words about his objectives at the club.“I’m ready to play, but it all depends on the coach. I’m ready, I’m fit, I did not come to be on the bench, but it all depends on the coach,” he told Las Palmas’ website.“I am comfortable as an extreme. I came to help the team. I do not care if I score or if I assist, what I want is for my team to get the three points.”Reacting to Etebo five-star performance against Malaga on Monday night, former Nigeria international, Friday Ekpo, said he was not surprised.“He is one of the most consistent goal poachers to have emerged from the country in recent years. When he was at Warri Wolves, he justified his shirt. So, why should anyone be amazed that he is doing well and also returning to the national team . His greatest strength is his consistency and humility,” the former Shell of Gabon told THISDAY.At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in spite of Nigeria arriving few hours to kick-off,  Etebo went on to equal a 44-year old record after scoring four goals in the team’s opener against Japan.After the four-goal feat, Oghenekaro stated that he would prefer being an Olympic gold medalist to being the tournament’s top scorer. But little did he know he had achieved a greater accomplishment with his four goals – a 44 year old record set when West Germany’s Bernd Nickel scored four goals against USA in Munich was equaled.“Thank God it has happened, but what I’m most excited about was the victory. I’m very happy because it was a great joy, although it wasn’t easy due to the stress and all that. If I had scored but we lost, it’s not going to be too fantastic. I’m happy we’re topping the group, and I’m really happy about the goals. I didn’t expect it at all. I’m not going for personal glory but team glory, which to me means winning gold. Without the gold, it’s going to be painful because achieving that is important for me, for Nigerians and for my team-mates,” he had told FIFA.com then.In Etebo’s first ever Nigerian Premier League match as an 18-year old, he scored a hat-trick and at the end of that season, he finished as the league’s second-highest goal scorer.“I’m not that perfect but I believe, like my coach says, once you get a chance, its better you convert it because you don’t know when you’re going to get another one. I’m not a special striker or fantastic goal scorer, but it’s better to be at the right place at the right time to score good goals,” he said.During the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal, the qualifying tournament for Rio 2016 for the continent, Etebo finished as the tournament’s top marksman.Etebo made his international debut in July 2013 against Cote d’Ivoire in a 2–0 loss in Abidjan during the 2014 African Nations Championship qualification campaign. In the summer of 2014, he went on trial at Italian Serie A side Udinese and was to be offered a contract after impressing, but a fee could not be agreed with Warri Wolves, so he returned to Nigeria.In December 2015, he helped the Nigerian U-23 Team to the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Senegal; finishing top scorer with 5 goals, including a brace in a 2–1 win against Algeria in the final.In 2016, he won the Most Promising Talent of the Year award at the CAF Awards in Abuja.He joined CD Feirense as a free player after his contract with Warri Wolves FC expired at the end of the 2014/15 season.Etebo has regularly caught the eye throughout his career, right from making his professional debut for Warri Wolves in the 2012/13 Nigeria Professional Football League season, and it was only a case of keeping him on the right track and ensuring he remained focused on the bigger picture ahead.Despite experiencing two major setbacks in his young career – failure to make the Super Eagles’ 23-man squad for the 2014 African Nations Championship and to complete a transfer to Udinese of Italy in 2014 – Etebo has not been deterred.Instead, he continued to improve.After helping his new club to a 1-0 victory over Malaga on his debut, he is unhappy as they failed to secure the maximum points against Jose Angel Ziganda’s side in his second game.“Tough game last night against a good team. Disappointed not to take all three points but pleased with another clean sheet and point away from home. Our fans were brilliant once again,” Etebo posted on Instagram.Playing the full game, the playercould do little as Las Palmas settled for their 15th draw in the Spanish top-flight this season which leaves them in the relegation zone.Etebo will be looking to help his side bounce back to winning ways when they take on Sevilla today, February 17.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more