Nuns will not pay into Magdalene fund

first_imgEmma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday TAGSGood ShepardMagdalene LaundriesMusic Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebook Previous articleLimerick Senior and Intermediate hurling dates announcedNext articleChange of name Guest Writer Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick center_img Twitter THE religious orders responsible for running the Magdalene Laundries have told the Government they will not contribute to the fund established to compensate survivors. They include the Good Shepard nuns, who operated a laundry at Clare Street / Pennywell Road from 1858 until 1982. It had capacity for 120 women. The Good Shepherd’s, the Mercy Sisters, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, the Sisters of Charity have told the Minister for Justice they will not pay into the scheme, which could cost up to €58million.  The orders have said they will assist in the assembly of records and looking after former residents who remain in their care.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up New Music: 40Hurtz #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print NewsNuns will not pay into Magdalene fundBy Guest Writer – July 16, 2013 615 WhatsApplast_img read more

Seven-bedroom Parramatta Park house shows how thinking outside the square can pay off

first_img108 Martyn St, Parramatta ParkSEVEN-BEDROOM Cairns houses are often tucked away in mansion-replete suburbs like Edge Hill and Bayview Heights, but this behemoth Parramatta Park Queenslander goes against the grain.Built in the 1930s, the home at 108 Martyn St has undergone a significant transformation in recent years.Now on the market for the first time since 2009, the new-look property is already gaining strong market interest.“This home was originally a lowset Queenslander that’s been lifted,” said selling agent Tim Winborn-Sharp of Twomey Schriber Property Group.“It has 1930s character but all the facilities you’d expect from a contemporary Queenslander.”Set on a 655sq m block, the home has four bedrooms in a self-containing downstairs area; the remaining three, including the master suite, are upstairs. Mr Winborn-Sharp said the current owners had enjoyed “wonderful success” while listing the property through Airbnb. He also said it was “very unique” for a Parramatta Park Queenslander to contain seven bedrooms.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoOther features include a new magnesium swimming pool, freshly-painted walls and NBN connection.“The market interest has been phenomenal,” he said.It comes amid a purple patch for properties at Parramatta Park, one of Cairns’ older inner-city suburbs. According to the latest CoreLogic statistics, Parramatta Park median house prices have risen by almost 32 per cent over the past three years. The suburb had an average house selling price of $475,000 during the 12 months to April – well above the Cairns average of $400,000.Mr Winborn-Sharp said Parramatta Park was emerging as a Cairns real estate hotspot. “It is definitely an up and coming suburb,” he said.“It has been underrated in the past but it’s just so close to the city.“Places like Edge Hill are always more pricey, but Parramatta Park is a suburb to watch.” The property at 108 Martyn St is open for inspection on Sunday from 12-12.45pm.last_img read more

Davis, Stief split MASS features at Bridgeport

first_imgBryan Davis sprinted to his career-first Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series feature win Friday at Bridgeport Speedway. (Photo by Erika Palmai Wagner)By Erika Palmai WagnerBRIDGEPORT, N.J. (July 21) – The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series had a first-time feature winner and its first repeat victor of the season Friday at Bridgeport Speedway.Bryant Davis scored his first career IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win in make-up feature from June 17 while Rick Stief, who finished second to Davis in that race, visited victory lane for the second time this season in the nightcap.Davis was rightfully thrilled while celebrating with his father Bruce in victory lane, saying “We were so frustrated with this car before this feature, my dad almost stuck a ‘for sale’ sign on her with a $500 price tag on it. This couldn’t have come at a better time for us. I’m just so happy that we finally got this win.”Davis led the entire race, holding off Stief following multiple cautions.At one point, the pair ran side by side for a nail-biting two laps, but it was Davis who would come out on top using the bottom line after Stief was running on his usually preferred high side.The second 20-lap event saw Tim Tanner Jr. and Stief square off at the start, each with intentions of earning their second win of the season.After a lap two restart, there was a handful of battles brewing all throughout the top six running cars, with the battle for the lead between Tanner and Stief heating up. It wasn’t until lap seven when Stief finally completed the pass for first place, gaining over a straightaway gap between him and the rest of the field.The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series returns on Saturday, July 29 to Bridgeport Speedway for an Engler Machine and Tool-sponsored night.Feature ResultsMake-up feature – 1. Bryant Davis; 2. Rick Stief; 3. Dave Brown; 4. Eddie Wagner; 5. Tim Tanner Jr.; 6. Jeff Geiges; 7. Mark Bitner;  8. Tommy Carberry; 9. Austin Bishop; 10. Samantha Lieberman; 11. Bobby Butler; 12. Zack Burd; 13. Tom Carberry; 14. Dean Conk Jr.; 15. J.C. Webster; 16. Jamie Kostic; 17. Joe Kay; 18. Stefanie Palmai Carberry; 19. Craig Pellegrini Jr.; 20. David Bonner.Scheduled feature – 1. Stief; 2. Tanner; 3. Bishop; 4. Bitner; 5. Wagner; 6. Geiges; 7. Tommy Carberry; 8. Brown; 9. Tom Carberry; 10. Tyler Jashembowski; 11. Lieberman; 12. Davis; 13. Burd; 14. Kay; 15. Butler; 16. Bonner; 17. Keith C. Andersen; 18. Conk; 19. Kostic; 20. Webster; 21. Pellegrini; 22. Stefanie Palmai Carberry.last_img read more

Barry Geraghty expects ‘proper test’ at Cheltenham for More Of That

first_img Press Association Barry Geraghty has been pleased with what he has seen from More Of That ahead of his fencing debut in the Steel Plate And Sections Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on Friday. A breathing problem was found, and subsequently operated on, and Geraghty, who partnered More Of That in the World Hurdle, again gets the ride in his new role as JP McManus’ retained rider. “I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “I’ve been in to school him a few times and it’s been a case of so far, so good. “It looks a good race in its own right and Cheltenham is always a proper test for a novice, especially first time out. “We want to learn about him, though, especially after what happened last season, and this will be a proper test. “We’ve been pleased with him so far, anyway.” The race has a rich history as it has produced two Gold Cup winners in Denman and Imperial Commander in recent times, as well as classy types like Dynaste, Grands Crus and Time For Rupert. Ian Williams won the race in 2009 with Weird Al and runs Ballyalton, second to Faugheen at the Festival two season ago but off for all of last term. Jonjo O’Neill’s seven-year-old was one of the brightest stars in the National Hunt game when he maintained his unbeaten record in the 2014 World Hurdle at the Festival, inflicting a first defeat on Annie Power in the process. Since then, however, he has only been seen once, when he was never a factor on his return to action at Newbury last November. He unseated his rider on his chasing debut at Warwick recently. “We know what it takes to win this, having done so with Weird Al, but it does look a very hot renewal,” said Williams. “It was a little unfortunate what happened at Warwick but he came out of it well and we viewed this as a good opportunity to get some more experience into him. “He departed just before the business end of the race but was closing in. “What seemed obvious, though, was that his year off just seemed to have dented his speed a little. “The fizz he had over hurdles wasn’t quite the same, so this step up to two and a half miles should suit him perfectly. In time I expect him to be running over three (miles).” David Pipe runs Dell’ Arca, a second-season novice who finished fourth in this 12 months ago and who finally opened his account over fences at Uttoxeter in May. “He’s a good horse who always runs in the good races,” said Pipe. “We were happy with him at Uttoxeter and we’ve been happy with him since. “It’s a small but select field and if More Of That comes back to form he’s the one we’ve got to beat.” As De Mee, Might Bite, Double Shuffle and The Society Man complete the line-up. last_img read more

Alex wins The Leveret with last hole birdie

first_img7 Apr 2014 Alex wins The Leveret with last hole birdie England international Alex Peters scored her first success of the 2014 season with a one stroke win in The Leveret, the prestigious scratch event hosted by Formby Ladies in Lancashire. Alex  (image © Leaderboard Photography) birdied the 36th hole of the event, sinking a downhill nine-foot putt for a birdie three to claim the title. She signed off with a second round of four-under 67 which, added to her opening 75, gave her a level par total. She finished a shot clear of Lancashire’s Hollie Vizard and Cheshire’s Charlotte Leathem. Hertfordshire’s Lucy Goddard was a further stroke back, while English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd of Cornwall was among those sharing fifth place. “It’s nice to have a win early in the season,” said Alex, who won the 2013 England Golf women’s order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. “I didn’t play too well in the morning round, I was just average, but in the afternoon I hit every fairway and had 29 putts, which was very good.” Her impressive putting helped her to amass six birdies in her 67. Alex, a member of the England Golf women’s squad, was a quarter-finalist in the recent Spanish women’s championship. She will be heading to France later this month to represent England in the French Lady Junior Championship at St Cloud. Click here for the full scores Meanwhile, Essex golfer Megan Jenkins led the English challenge at the Irish girls’ open stroke play championship at Roganstown Golf and Country Club. The 16-year-old from West Essex, who was playing  in the event for the first time, finished fifth with scores of 74 70 79. Girl international Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) was also in the top 10, taking seventh place with rounds of 78 73 75.  Sammy represented England Golf in the Nations Cup competition at the championship, alongside Kirsty Beckwith of Alwoodley, Yorkshire, and Mollie Lawrence of Rochester & Cobham Park in Kent. The event was won by Ireland, whose team included the invididual winner, the defending champion Olivia Mehaffey . Click here for the full scoreslast_img read more

What makes the Champions League the most coveted prize in football?

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesThere’s something about the famous Champions League anthem that makes the hair on the back of your neck rise. Those choral, angelic voices are the signals of elite football, while the TV camera pans along the line of world class footballers ready to perform on the biggest stage club football has to offer.The Champions League, or European Cup as it was formerly called, has always held a special allure, from the days of Alfredo Di Stéfano and Real Madrid’s dominance in the 1950s, to the great Barcelona team managed by Pep Guardiola – marshalled by Xavi and Andrés Iniesta, fronted by Lionel Messi.The history of the competition is one of great teams and great players, memorable matches and drama upon drama. Last season’s semi-finals offered all of this in abundance – Liverpool’s remarkable 4-0 win over Barcelona having trailed 3-0 from the first leg, and Tottenham Hotspur’s last gasp winner in Amsterdam to deny Ajax a place in the final. In those two second leg semi-final ties, all that is great and glorious about the Champions League was there for all to see, for football fans to bask in. The appeal of the Champions League is born of the elite nature of the competition. It is 32 of Europe’s top clubs coming together to do battle, the hard-hitting heavyweights who have won the tournament many times before, and the lesser clubs hoping to upset UEFA Champions League odds and forge their own path towards greatness.Embed from Getty ImagesThe chance of seeing an upset is one of the reasons the Champions League is so dramatic. Last season, Ajax knocked out Real Madrid, who had won the tournament three consecutive times in as many seasons. And who can forget Liverpool’s incredible triumph in 2005, having knocked out the likes of Juventus and Chelsea, before coming from 3-0 down to beat A.C. Milan on penalties in the final. Such moments are what enshrine the Champions League as football’s finest entertainment.And then, many times it is the sheer brilliance of a team that impresses most in the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, who picked up the title in 2009 and 2011, were such a side. The inspirational, maverick figure of Carles Puyol at the back, the metronomic influence of Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Iniesta, the flair of Messi, the cutting edge brought by David Villa – it was one of the great European club sides, one that we will all continue to look back on with astonishment as the years go by.The same could possibly be said of Real Madrid, who have won four of the last six Champions Leagues. While their domestic form may have fluctuated in that time, Madrid found the winning formula in Europe, to the point that their progression to the final seemed nothing short of a formality. Cristiano Ronaldo was the heartbeat of the side, able to conjure a moment of magic seemingly out of nothing. Without doubt, the Spanish side missed his enigmatic presence last season.For supporters, much of the magic of the Champions League is how it builds slowly all season towards its final crescendo. The group stages pass by with the occasional shock or cracking match, and then the competition truly comes into its own in the knockout stages, gathering pace like a snowball rolling down a mountain, culminating in the clash of giants in the final. The nature of the Champions League is that those teams that reach the final do so not by luck or mere fortune. Only the most deserving sides reach the tournament’s showpiece, those who have beat the rest to get there. The team that ultimately win become a champion in the truest sense. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndolast_img read more

Why some rookies are starting, others sitting in final weeks for the Giants

first_imgMILWAUKEE–With an expanded September roster that now includes 32 players, the Giants have the ability to roll out a lineup that includes six position players age 25 or younger.Manager Bruce Bochy hasn’t ruled out the option of starting all of his rookies in the same game, but he has yet to do so.Even though the Giants are out of the playoff hunt and using September as an opportunity to evaluate their young talent, Bochy says the club has an obligation to try to win as many games as possible.A …last_img read more

Cape Town is infected with public art

first_img30 January 2015Cape Town’s city bowl will be transformed into an entrancing outdoor art gallery and theatre – where there is always something to catch the eye and performances are free – during Infecting The City.It’s a vibrant and innovative annual public arts festival that “strives to bring exceptional, socially engaged performance and visual art out of theatres and galleries and into the communal spaces of Cape Town’s central business district – transforming the city centre into an outdoor venue, where art is free and accessible to everyone”, say the organisers.Infecting The City runs from 9 to 14 March this year, with the art happening along specific routes through the CBD. There are daytime and night time routes, appealing to office-hours workers and night-time party people, as well as pieces that pop up unexpectedly across the city.Some of the routes are planned around hubs of activity – “central spaces that will be activated for the whole day with various installations, participatory artworks and performances”. And beyond the scheduled performances, artworks run throughout the festival; there are also artworks that are mobile, without time or place, and can only be experienced if stumbled upon.All performances are free; the principal partners are the national Department of Arts and Culture, Spier and the City of Cape Town.“Whether you are an active participant or more detached observer, whether you participate in a route as a planned activity or come across a moment of performance in your everyday use of the city, the hope is that you will be able to engage with the spaces of Cape Town in ways that will be transformed by your experience of public art,” says the organisers.Infecting The City 2015, they add, has been designed to be fun and entertaining, as well as politically charged and challenging. It features South African artists, as well as artists from the rest of the continent and abroad.Programme highlightsThe programme includes Living Room Dancers by Swiss choreographer Nicole Seilers. Audiences are invited to view dancers through binoculars as they dance simultaneously in the windows of a block of flats.Johannesburg artist Sandile Radebe’s Colour Me In presents an old city map that includes the lines of racial segregation and asks the viewers to redraw and colour in the city they want to see.Nicola Elliot, the recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance in 2014, presents Chalk. It explores how the delineation of chalk can change meaning. A few players meet to have a “very ordinary” dance-game within the unstable demarcations of a shifting and busy section of the Cape Town CBD.Jacqueline Manyaapelo and Khayalethu Witbooi ask some important questions about South Africa’s education system in UnEducated. Berlin artist Hilla Steinert and Elize Vossgatter, from Cape Town, make connections in The Braid by plaiting a braid using grasses they have collected. Audience members are invited to contribute materials to plait into the braid.An Africa Centre initiative, Badilisha Poetry X-Change is both an online audio archive and a Pan-African poetry show delivered in radio format. The largest online collective of African poets on the planet, Badilisha has showcased and archived over 350 Pan- African poets from 24 countries.For Infect The City, it takes a poetic expedition to unearth Cape Town’s lesser- known stories. The guided walkabout attempts to add new perspectives, insights, narratives, rhythm and rhyme to the temperament of a city that is known for its tensions and its possibilities. Cape Town poets Blaq Pearl, Genna Gardini, Khadija Tracey Heeger, Kyle Louw and Mbongeni Nomkonwana have been commissioned to write poems that will speak directly to a selection of themes including education, transportation and homelessness.Photographer and filmmaker Brent Meistre, the winner of the first Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum’s Biennale exhibition, presents Analogue Eye: Video Art Africa, Mobile Drive-in & Pop-up Cinema.It pays homage to the traditional drive-in experience and early projectionists such as Sol Plaatjie who, travelling across South Africa, took the moving image to the people. Analogue Eye takes video works from the gallery to meet a wider audience in unexpected public platforms and spaces. Video Art Africa is a curated screening consisting of three programmes of diverse video artworks by 37 artists about, from or on the African continent.Other works explore social issues and events such as Marikana and the 2014 kidnapping of 273 girls in Nigeria, and other artists include Zee Hartmann; Wojciech Gilewicz; Sanjin Muftić; Siphumeze Khundayi, Sonia Radebe and Sethembile Msezane; Vincent Chomaz; Velvet Spine; Wesley Pepper; Luthando Mthi; New World Dance Theatre; New Moon Collective; Rhodes University Fine Art Department; Jazzart Dance Theatre; Jnr; and Lesiba Mabitsela.Infecting The City is a project of the Africa Centre, an international centre for creativity, artistic excellence and intellectual engagement that uses “Pan-African cultural practice as a tool to: manifest what otherwise would only sit in our imaginations; release new ideas and make them freely accessible to receptive audiences; and ensure that people living on this soil can define for themselves what is possible and what their reality looks like”, it says on its website.Its other programmes include Artists in Residency, Everyday African Urbanism, Talking Heads and WikiAfrica, all of which “celebrate and encapsulate what it means to be in Africa today and what is conceivable for 21st-century Africans”.last_img read more

EBooks: Sony Announces Wireless Reader and Partnerships with More Booksellers & Libraries

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#E-Books#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinoiscenter_img Sony today announced that it will sell a wireless eReader device for $399 by Christmas. The Reader Daily Edition will be powered by AT&T’s 3G network. That in itself is interesting news, especially given that Barnes & Noble announced a similar device in partnership with Irex yesterday. What’s gotten somewhat lost in all the excitement about the hardware, however, is that Sony has also partnered with a number of independent booksellers in the US. These include over 200 members of the American Booksellers Association, as well as BooksOnBoard, Net Galley, and Portland, OR-based Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookseller. In addition, Sony also plans to make it easier for users to check out eBooks from their local libraries.All of these sites will offer eBooks in the standard EPUB format. It’s not quite clear if all of the participating stores will wrap a digital rights management layer (DRM) around their products yet, though. Sony Gets a Wireless Reader, Too As for the hardware devices, Sony’s new Reader Daily Edition is obviously aimed at Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle DX. It will be able to display 16 levels of grayscale and will be housed in an aluminum body with an integrated cover. Users will be able to read books, newspapers, and magazines in portrait and landscape orientation. The wireless connectivity, courtesy of AT&T’s 3G network, is the most exciting news here, though. Both Sony and B&N are following Amazon’s lead, of course, but Amazon’s success with the Kindle has also clearly shown that a lot of consumers now expect this kind of functionality at the high-end of the eReader market.What’s even more exciting, though, is that by the time the holiday season comes around this year, users will be able to choose between far more eReaders and eBook vendors than ever before, without having to compromise on the number of available books. With its five-inch $199 Reader Pocket Edition, Sony will be able to offer the cheapest device on the market, while the seven-inch Reader Daily Edition at $399 is priced to fall between the cost of a Kindle ($299) and Kindle DX ($489). 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Sport healthy and clear skin

first_imgWays to keep tanning at bay and tackle stretch marks.Shirin emailed to say that even though she used a sunscreen while swimming last year, she acquired a bad tan. She wants to know what she can do to prevent it this season.Exposure to the sun is the leading cause of wrinkled, rough and blotchy skin. Sunscreens are your best bet when it comes to protecting yourself from photo damage. When it comes to outdoor activities like swimming, it’s not just enough to use a sunscreen, it’s important to choose well and get the application right. Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or higher and choose one that comes powered with UVA and UVB blockers. Also, make sure you apply the sunscreen at least 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Use enough sunscreen for the face and neck, ideally, an amount equivalent to the size of a 50 paise coin. Also, you need to remember that no sunscreen is completely sweat proof or waterproof. This apart, always remember to apply a sunscreen, not just before but immediately after a swim.Suruchi emailed to say that she is left with stretch marks on her upper arms after losing weight. She wants to know if otc creams are effective cures.Stretch marks or striae are caused by sudden stretching of the connective tissue under intact skin and are generally associated with rapid growth or weight gain. Although stretch marks tend to diminish over a period of time, they never disappear completely. OTC creams containing Vitamin E, collagen hydrolase and retinoids help lighten stretch marks to a degree. However, now there are also a number of cosmetic treatments available for it. These include microdermabrasion and chemical peels like retinoid peels that help stretch marks merge better with normal skin. Radiofrequency has also been found to be quite effective. Fractional laser resurfacing which creates microscopic wounds and helps produce new collagen and epithelium is one of the newer treatments available. However, it is important you consult a qualified dermatologist who will guide you about your best treatment option.advertisementDr Rekha Sheth is a leading cosmetic dermatologist. She is the vice president of International Society of Dermatology, founder-president of Cosmetology Society (India) and also runs Dr Rekha Sheth’s Skin and Hair Care, a successful chain of skin clinics. Write to her at [email protected]last_img read more