Listen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey March 23, 2019

first_imgLifestyleNewsSportVideoListen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey March 23, 2019By Staff Reporter – March 21, 2019 1216 Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Treaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars Special Treaty Talk EP138: Billy Lee’s footballers seek promotion spot with both Camogie sides and Ladies Footballers in action WhatsApp Print Limerick Post Show | Villiers School Podcast Treaty Talk EP129: End of Season Club Awards center_img The Last Post with Andrew Carey is brought to you by Arramount Furniture. Andrew Carey looks at the content in this week’s Limerick Post newspaper, giving a run-down on this weeks Business, Health, Politics, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week’s top stories:The Garden’s International is officially opened in Limerick City.‘Disappearing’ busses in LimerickCllr John Gilligan’s last stand on moving statueAll this and all your Sports, Entertainment and Arts news. Previous articleSponsored: Shields seven day Dental and Facial clinic expands into Castletroy CentreNext articleRebecca’s four runs for son Adam Staff Reporter TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspodcast Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

INS Vikramaditya to Start Sea Trials on June 8th

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today INS Vikramaditya to Start Sea Trials on June 8th Industry news INS Vikramaditya is going to take the sea for very important pre-induction trials on June 8. The extensively modernised former Soviet-era carrier Admiral Gorshkov was scheduled to take the sea from the Sevmash shipyard on May 25th. However poor weather forecast delayed the ship’s trials.But, according to the Sevmash shipyard, the delay will not affect the scheduled delivery of the aircraft carrier to the Indian Navy in December.The contract for modernization of aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Gorshkov (renamed into INS Vikramaditya) for Indian Navy was tied in 2004. It became the largest export contract in Russian-Indian military technical cooperation. Initially, modernization was evaluated as $616 mln, and the ship was planned to join Indian Navy in 2008. However, due to increased scope of works, the ship’s delivery date was postponed for 2012.More than 400 subcontractors were involved in the project, including 10 Indian companies which supplied communication systems, protective coating, a telephone exchange, life rafts, pumps, hygiene and galley equipment, and many more.The INS Vikramaditya would be a 90-per cent new ship and remain in service for 40 years after all the major retrofitting has been completed.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 7, 2012; Image: Military View post tag: Vikramaditya View post tag: start View post tag: trials View post tag: 8th View post tag: sea INS Vikramaditya to Start Sea Trials on June 8th View post tag: INS View post tag: June June 7, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

Pearl Jam “Home Shows” Raise Over $11 Million To Fight Homelessness In Seattle

first_imgLast Wednesday, the iconic ’90s rock act Pearl Jam began their brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” shows, which kicked off with a pair of performances in their native Seattle, WA, marking the band’s first shows in their home city in five years. Following Wednesday night’s performance at Safeco Field, for their second and final performance at the arena on Friday night, the group continued the trend of inviting out special guests and offering standout covers in addition to selections from their more traditional live catalog.As promised, the band used the two “Home Shows” to raise money for the city’s homelessness. According to Seattle’s KOMO News, the band’s efforts raised over $11 million for the cause, with 90% of the proceeds going to King County organizations.As frontman Eddie Vedder shared via the Pearl Jam Facebook page on Friday following Wednesday night’s success,There’s a bit of magic that happened in a relatively short amount of time and that is that a coalition of volunteers and organizers, businesses and government. We all got together and got them together and they started having conversations and started elevating the discussion and the empathy became action and in a very short amount of time because they are incredibly good minded people and with your help supporting this endeavor we were able to raise eleven million dollars as a starting point to eradicate what is a complex issue. And it’s a complex issue.In the video below, Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Mike McCready talk with youth advocate Azia Ruff about what success looks like to them for #TheHomeShows initiative. You can be a part of solving this crisis. It’s going to take all of us. Click here for more information.“This is what those ‘Home Shows’ can do,” explained Marty Hartman, director of Mary’s Place, to the KOMO News. “Literally, bring more people home, out of those cars, out of those tents, up off the sidewalk and give them a safe space to be and get them into their forever home.”Mary’s Place, one of forty organizations that will receive donations from Pearl Jam, is a non-profit that provides temporary housing to homeless women, children, and families. They officially opened the doors to their first private shelter on Wednesday, with 219 beds, an expansive kitchen, a medical facility, special quarters for those with special needs, and space dedicated to children and teens.“Up until now, we’ve been in buildings that are slated for demolition,” Hartman continued. “This is the first time we’ve ever bought anything. This is our first home purchase.”In addition to Pearl Jam’s efforts, over 80 Seattle restaurants joined the campaign and donated a portion of their Wednesday sales to Pearl Jam’s Home Away fund.“Businesses in Seattle want to do the right thing and I think this provides an opportunity to do so, to make a difference,” explained Sara Nelson, co-founder of Fremont Brewing.In May, the City Council will have their debate on whether or not to tax some of the city’s biggest businesses in order to provide more affordable housing.“A lot of businesses jumped on board because we do want to be part of the solution,” Nelson continued. “And I think that its great that this is coming in the wake of that big battle to show that we can come back together as a community.”[via KOMO News]last_img read more

Hardware Store Total Loss After Overnight Fire

first_imgRISING SUN, Ind. — A southeast Indiana business was destroyed in an overnight fire.Crews were called to Valley Supply Hardware on Indiana 262 in Rising Sun shortly after 2 a.m. Monday.Firefighters said that while the exterior of the store is mostly intact, ignited combustibles helped to gut the store’s interior.As a result, the building is considered a total loss.The fire remains under investigation and the state fire marshal’s office is assisting.last_img

Authorities respond to shooting in Sebastian, Florida

first_imgAuthorities in Sebastian, Florida are currently responding to a shooting at a restaurant.The incident was reported at Giuseppe’s Pizzeria on 935 Sebastian Blvd.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, authorities have set up an area to speak with the media.Authorities are also asking people to avoid the area.last_img

Disney Wins “No Wait” Lawsuit Against Woman with Autistic Son

first_imgA federal judge has ruled in favor of Walt Disney World, after a disability advocate from the Orlando area sued the company on behalf of her adult autistic son.Donna Lorman, who serves as president of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando, sued Disney in 2014 to get her son immediate access to the FastPass lines at the theme parks.“Disney Parks have an unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all our guests. We are pleased with the court’s decision,” Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said in a statement.Lorman filed the lawsuit came after Disney World changed its policy seven years ago in response to reports of tourists hiring people with disabilities and terminally-ill children to help them skip long lines and ride multiple times.Disney subsequently created its new system the Disability Access Service Card, or DAS, which allows people with disabilities get return times for rides, similar to a FastPass, so they do not need to wait in a line.When filing her complaint, Lorman said she wanted 10 passes to the Magic Kingdom, so her son could ride his favorite attractions quickly by getting directly into the FastPass line.Otherwise, he would have had to get an advance reservation to come back later.The extra waiting was difficult for her son, who did not understand the concept of time, according to his mother.She accused the parks of not accommodating his disability.However, Disney argued that it is not required to provide unlimited, front-of-line passes for every ride under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If disabled guests received two more re-admission passes, the standby line at Magic Kingdom’s popular Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster would increase by 39 minutes, from 69 to 108 minutes, the company argued in court documents.In a decision reached June 22, U.S. District Judge Anne Conway sided with Disney, ruling that it was “unreasonable” for the company to give such access to Lorman’s son. It would make Disney’s system ripe for abuse again, he wrote.“Requiring the modification, based on the history of the former system, would lead to fraud and overuse, lengthen the wait times significantly for non-disabled guests, and fundamentally alter Disney’s business model,” Conway explained.Conway said Disney could “recover its cost of action.”“To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. I really truly believe in what I was fighting for,” Lorman wrote to a reporter after the ruling.During the trial, she testified that her son, who was 22 when she filed the lawsuit, has moderate to severe autism that makes communication difficult and following a routine essential.Otherwise, her son could melt down. For example, he needed to visit the Disney rides in a particular order, she said.In response, Disney’s defense team said Lorman should have planned her visit better, in order to adjust to the new rules.last_img read more

Annual Beach Sweeps Report: Record Number of Volunteers; Balloon Remnants Soar

first_img“We saw over 81 percent of the debris that we collected was plastic, including foam, which is down a little bit from last year,” Alison McCarthy, the coastal watershed protection coordinator for Clean Ocean Action, said April 2 at a beachside press conference at Sandy Hook. “But it’s still astoundingly high and makes up a very large majority of the data.” Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action, spoke about the impact plastics have on marine wildlife. In one high-profile example, a whale found dead last month in Italy had about 50 pounds of plastic in its belly. Clean Ocean Action has been organizing beach sweeps since 1985. In that time, 6.7 million pieces of debris have been collected by 133,390 volunteers, McCarthy said. This year’s spring Beach Sweeps will be April 13, at sites from north Jersey to Cape May. Among some of the more unusual items found were a 1930s Philadelphia rail token, a rattrap, a full couch, dentures and a vacuum cleaner. In 2018, 454,365 pieces of debris were collected by 10,148 volunteers at 60 sites around the state, mostly along the Jersey Shore, during the organization’s 33rd annual “Beach Sweeps” of coastline and other areas. Those were record amounts, in material collected and volunteers who participated, in the history of the cleanups. “So there’s somewhere for everybody to join in and get out onto the beaches and give the beaches a good clean sweep,” Zipf said. “We’re not going out on the beaches to give them a clean sweep just because it makes the beaches look good and it makes them safer for marine life. We want to stop these sources of litter, and we want to stop them…at the source.” Once again, the organization is calling for a ban on plastic bags and enforcement of litter laws. Zipf also said wind is a“major source” of litter; trashcans get blown over on awindy day and waste getsblown around. She urgedpeople to make sure theyhave a sealed trash container. The Monmouth County-based environmental group Clean Ocean Action said it recovered everything from balloons to furniture when it cleaned up coastal New Jersey last year. “So the really common items that we’re seeing out on the beaches are plastic and many of them are single-use plastics,” McCarthy said. By Philip Sean Curran “So, pretty fascinatingstuff that we find out on theJersey Shore,” McCarthysaid. “All this plastic debris that we find is absolutely our responsibility,” Zipf said. “We can’t blame Mother Nature for any of this. This is all us being sloppy and not taking care of the products that we use.” “So they’ll find their way into a stream, into a bigger river, and those rivers, of course, all water ways lead to the ocean,” she said. “So that’s how all of that debris gets out into the ocean eventually and then washes up onto the shore.” McCarthy explained thejourney debris takes once itgoes down a storm drain andthen into a waterway. She also pointed to the prevalence of balloons, with a record-setting 5,470 of them collected – a 32 percent increase from 2017. The organization this week issued its annual report highlighting what was found during the cleanups, held in April and October. Topping its “dirty dozen” list of the “most commonly” found objects were plastic pieces, at 75,899, followed by plastic caps and lids at 61,358. Both occupied the top two spots in 2017 and in 2016, the report said. The organization has said its data has been used by government officials to protect the environment. In particular, the group pointed to Gov. Phil Murphy last year signing into law a ban on smoking at all public parks and beaches,effective in 2019. Zipf saidLittle Silver had just bannedplastic bags, straws and foamcontainers town-wide. Zipf said she supports aplastic bag ban, a step NewYork state will take in 2020.last_img read more

All heart: Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup title with 2OT win

first_imgThe Beermen came back from 23 points down in regulation and outlasted Magnolia, 108-99, in a grueling double overtime duel to seal their fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.That’s it!!! San Miguel gets its fourth straight Philippine Cup! 108-99. #PBA2018 STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) April 6, 2018 LATEST STORIES MOST READ When backed into a corner, San Miguel showed exactly why it’s the most dominant team in the league today.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Batang Gilas faces China for Fiba Asia U16 finals berth Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia PLAY LIST 02:34Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia01:202015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 4 Postgame01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Marcio Lassiter and  Ross chipped in 16 points and 13 points, respectively, while both playing for more than 50 minutes while Alex Cabagnot, whose steal and layup with 52 ticks left in 2OT proved to be the dagger, had seven points.The Beermen nabbed their 25th overall title and remained undefeated under Austria, who has steered the Beermen to the championship in all his six tries.Paul Lee had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Hotshots while Rome dela Rosa had 19 points and seven rebounds.Despite their disadvantage in personnel, the Hotshots never backed down, managing to figure out how to slow down the Beermen in the last two games.Neither team gave an inch in the first overtime, with Magnolia even holding the lead in the last 1:37 minutes after Rome Dela Rosa’s three-pointer.But Magnolia simply lost steam after Fajardo tied the match at 94 and extended the game anew as Magnolia only scored five points in the last five minutes, all courtesy of Aldrech Ramos, who added eight points in 10 minutes of action.RELATED VIDEO In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims June Mar Fajardo and Chris Ross gave San Miguel a 99-94 start in the second OT and that was all San Miguel needed to finally break away en route to their sixth title in four years under coach Leo Austria.Fajardo, who was named the Best Player of the Conference and the Finals MVP, showed tremendous heart in the clincher, finishing with a monstrous line of 42 points and 20 rebounds in 54 minutes of action.Arwind Santos added 23 points, none bigger than his triple with 16 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime, and hauled down 11 boards.“The players didn’t give up and when we caught up the players realized that this is possible,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria who is undefeated in his six finals appearances. “This one is for us.”“I told them that this built their character, the winning attitude, and now they have the heart of a champion that they won’t lose that easily,” added Austria in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Raptors’ VanVleet gets stitched up after elbow from Livingston

first_imgRaptors guard Fred VanVleet was seen bleeding from his eye area after taking an elbow from Warriors guard Shaun Livingston on a rebound attempt.Livingston went up to pull down a missed Warriors shot when his left elbow connected with VanVleet’s face with 9:35 left in the fourth quarter of Game 4.The Raptors guard looked dazed, laying on the floor of Oracle Arena for an extended period as blood appeared to come out of his eye.Fred VanVleet headed back to the locker room after catching an …last_img

Giants, with surplus of lefty relievers, could move Drew Pomeranz: report

first_imgFor four and half months, Giants pitcher Drew Pomeranz knew how he would be used (as a starter) and when he would be used (anywhere from every four days to every 12 days, more or less).That’s where a major leaguer wants to be, an established regular combatant. But after 17 starts, Pomeranz (2-9, 6.10 ERA) was removed from the rotation. Now, something’s got to give.Not Pomeranz necessarily. He has been called on in relief three times in the past week: A 1-2 record, 0.00 ERA, six strikeouts in …last_img