Book of condolences for Dolores O’Riordan brings comfort to her family

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBook of condolences for Dolores O’Riordan brings comfort to her familyBy Alan Jacques – March 29, 2018 2162 TAGSbook of condolencesDolores O’RiordanlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilThe Cranberries Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Previous articleLos Paradiso bring scorching bluesNext article‘Fully resourced’ crime office needed in Bruff Alan Jacques Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Print Email Twittercenter_img Eileen O’Riordan receiving the book of condolences from Mayor Stephen Keary.THE book of condolences for Limerick songbird Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly in January, gave comfort to her grieving family this week after it was presented at a ceremony in City Hall this Wednesday.Mayor Stephen Keary presented the book with over 16,000 signatures — the biggest book of condolence ever in the history of the local authority — to Dolores’ mother Eileen, brothers Donal, Terry and Joe and other family members.“I feel so happy that the people of Limerick were so good. I can’t believe the reaction of everybody. The love that poured out and the support, everybody was so supportive,” Eileen O’Riordan said on being presented with the book of condolences.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It’s very hard to absorb it you know, it is really to think about my little girl, you know, and what she did in her life, you know it’s nice. It is really lovely. I miss her an awful lot, sometimes I don’t miss the rock star but I miss my little girl. You know I can look at all her picture and watch her on telly without getting upset, but if I look at her confirmation pictures and the like, that is upsetting alright. I’m sure she’s in Heaven, only for my faith with Easter coming — new life, Spring — I believe she is in Heaven.”Dolores’ grieving mother Eileen also said she was “amazed” that so many signed the book of condolences for her daughter.“This is amazing. I can’t believe that all those names are there and all those people and I will read them. I will read every one of them in my own time. Getting this book is another step forward, moving on and I feel she’s happy, I really feel she’s happy. I feel her spirit is around all the time.“She was that type of person anyway. When she’d come in to the room, even as a child, she would grab the attention. She is in Heaven, please God and she is with us. People are coming to her grave all the time, even last weekend, there were three Americans, two Spaniards and two Italians, as well as people from around Limerick, they still come to her grave, bringing flowers. The whole world knew her, everybody in any country of the world knew her, even the record company didn’t realise she was so loved.”by Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Cllr Barry O’Neill is new VEC chair

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDonegal Airport to test emergency planNext articleBlaney says HSE call centre should be based in Letterkenny News Highland Newsx Adverts Ballyshannon Councillor Barry O’Neill is the new Chair of Donegal VEC following a sometimes acrimonious meeting, at which Fianna Fail members accused representitives of other parties of excluding them.The non-Fianna Fail councillors met at the weekend, leading to accusations of a secret pact to exclude Fianna Fail.However, Cllr O’Neill denies this. He’s pledging that Fianna Fail will be included in what he says will be a fair and balanced way RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 17, 2010 Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter Cllr Barry O’Neill is new VEC chair Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

CoStar revenue soars 19% after year of acquisitions

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink CoStar Group Andrew C. Florance. (Getty) CoStar Group’s revenue soared to $1.66 billion in 2020, as the pandemic pushed more people to shop for real estate online, the company reported Tuesday.While earnings rose 19 percent, the real estate data giant’s profits sunk thanks to the coronavirus closures in the spring. Net income plunged nearly 28 percent to $227 million for the full year. CoStar reported net income of $314.9 million in 2019.Still, CoStar turned in a strong second half of the year as the real estate market rebounded. It notched $100 million in sales bookings during the latter part of 2020, including $49 million in net new sales during the fourth quarter.Read moreCoStar offers $6.9B to buy CoreLogic Why CoStar paid $250M for Homesnap CoStar fights RentPath over $60M break-up fee Email Address* Andy FlorancecorelogicCoStarreal estate datazillow Full Name* Last year, CoStar acquired Ten-X, Emporis and Homesnap, although its deal to buy RentPath fell through after the Federal Trade Commission objected.With $2.7 billion in debt and equity on its books, CoStar said it would double down on acquisitions in the coming year, particularly in the residential space.Earlier this month, CoStar submitted a bid to buy CoreLogic for $6.9 billion, or 20 percent higher than CoreLogic’s previously-accepted offer from Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners. “This combination would triple CoStar Group’s total addressable market,” CEO Andy Florance wrote in a letter to CoreLogic’s board.During an earnings call, Florance said there is “vast potential” to integrate commercial and real estate data tools.CoStar said notched record results last year, with revenue of nearly $600 million, up 22 percent year-over-year. “We believe that our increased investment in marketing for in 2020 was a key driver in our performance and produced outstanding results,” Florance said in a statement. notched 170 million virtual tours in 2020, twice as many as 2019.LoopNet also had a strong year with 20 percent year-over-year revenue growth.CoStar projected revenue this year between $1.925 billion and $1.945 billion. It projected EBITDA between $640 million to $650 million.Contact E.B. Solomont Share via Shortlink Tags Message*last_img read more

Shembo confirms claims

first_imgFor the first time publicly, former Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo confirmed he was the Irish football player involved in the Lizzy Seeberg sexual assault investigation in 2010.In the fall of 2010, Shembo’s first semester on campus, Seeberg, a Saint Mary’s student, accused a Notre Dame football player of sexually assaulting her in her dorm room. In the coming days, Seeberg reportedly received text messages from a friend of the football player that said, “Messing with Notre Dame football is a bad idea.”Seeberg committed suicide 10 days after the alleged assault and charges were never filed.Shembo’s name popped up online in relation to the investigation but was never officially connected to the alleged sexual assault.After playing four years with the Irish, Shembo is now prepping for a potential career in the NFL and said teams have asked him about the situation.“I just tell [NFL team executives] the truth, I have nothing to hide,” Shembo said to Blue and Gold Illustrated while at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. “No one’s heard from me one time. Do you go off of one person’s story?”Shembo said he was not surprised about the questions because the allegations were a simple search away.“Everyone that does the background check can type my name in and you’ll see all the stuff that people have said about me and have never heard from my mouth,” he said.Shembo said Irish coach Brian Kelly told him he was not allowed to talk on the matter publically, despite his desire to.“My name was going to flames and it just made my name look bad and I can’t even speak,” Shembo said.Notre Dame declined to comment Sunday.Tags: football, sexual assault, Shembolast_img read more

Waterfront penthouse comes with temperature-controlled wine cellar

first_imgThe exterior of Anchorage on Maloja. Anchorage on Maloja. The sale now leaves only four of the developments 12 penthouses available, all of whichfeature state-of-the-art kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, glass shutters to ensureterraces blend seamlessly with living areas, as well as marble, granite, tile and Australianhardwood flooring throughout.Ranging in size from 382sq m to 650sq m, the two-level penthouses have five-bedrooms,four bathrooms, study, three garages, and full-length balconies to capture the stunningwater views.Single-level penthouses have four bedrooms, smart-wired media room, three bathrooms,two-car garages and huge balconies.All the penthouses feature, an outdoor kitchenette, temperature-controlled wine cellar inthe garages and are priced from $2.8 million. Mr Chesterman said their minds were quickly made after viewing the luxurious four-bedroom penthouse complete with a heated lap pool, private jetty with a 12mpontoon and ocean views.“We moved to Caloundra after living in Gladstone and were quick to fall in love with thelifestyle, area and our home,” Mr Chesterman said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“We were very happy with our current home, location and water views and weren’t keepinga watch on the property market, however, after we visited Anchorage on Maloja ourthoughts and plans were quickly changed.“It had everything we were looking for in a home – ample living space, gorgeous views and alevel of luxury we knew would be hard to find elsewhere”.The recent penthouse sale is the fourth made by Billie LeKich at Anchorage on Maloja, withstrong interest in the remaining residences. The prestigious waterfront penthouses of Anchorage on Maloja have secured another record sale for Caloundra with a single level penthouse snapped up by a local couple for $3 million.A single-level penthouse at Caloundra has sold for a whopping $3 million.The waterfront penthouse at Anchorage on Maloja was snapped up by a local couple.Selling agent Billie LeKich, of Billie’s Prestige Selection, said the sale was a “recent record” for Caloundra following a $4.25 million purchase at Anchorage on Maloja, which she secured in 2015.“This is quite a spectacular sale for the coastal town, which is beginning to see steadygrowth in property value and certainly bodes well for the market leading into the secondquarter of 2019,” she said.“A number of buyers from Brisbane and interstate are showing a lot of interest in Caloundradue to its proximity to Brisbane whilst offering a beach front lifestyle.”Mrs LeKich said the vast inquiry she is seeing at Anchorage on Maloja was largely due to thewaterfront position and unsurpassed views the boutique collection of homes offered.“This is a truly unique development which offers luxury and house-sized apartments inproximity to Caloundra CBD and its shopping and dining precinct,” she said.“The location paired with well thought-out and luxurious design has cemented its positionas a one-of-a-kind development on the Sunshine Coast, which has attracted strong salesresults, such as this most recent $3 million sale,” she said.Pelican Waters locals Peter and Helen Chesterman said despite not actively looking topurchase, the chance to own one of the opulent waterfront penthouses was too good tomiss.last_img read more

Judge: Broward Wrongly Fired Teacher for Alleged Incident

first_imgA state judge has concluded that the Broward County School District should not have fired a teacher who was accused of choking a student.The defendant, 56-year-old Ava Williams, was fired last June from her job as a third-grade teacher at Watkins Elementary School in Pembroke Park.Last week, Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham recommended that the district reinstate her with back pay.Williams, who has worked for the district for 21 years, made about $65,000 a year when she was dismissed.A district complaint alleged that in September of 2018, a male student in Williams’ class slammed his chair against his desk, and she “proceeded to grab [him] around the neck and choke him,” while yelling, “Do you hear me!’”The boy, referred to in the report by his initials P.P., also accused Williams of calling him a “lying, fat pig” when he and his mother reported the teacher to the school’s assistant principal.Van Laningham writes, “To begin with — and this is undisputed — P.P. is a liar,” the judge wrote. “That is a harsh word, ‘liar,’ one that the undersigned does not use lightly, especially with reference to a child witness. But here it is an accurate description. P.P. admitted under oath that he tells lies quite often, including to teachers. He has lied to get other students in trouble, among other things.”In addition, the judge says the child’s story makes no sense and does not describe choking.The boy claimed that on the morning of the alleged incident, Williams lined up her students to walk them to lunch, but required the boy to stay behind, according to the report.It states, “According to P.P., after everyone else had left, Williams stood in front of him and touched his throat with her open hand for one second, never squeezing, pushing, or making any movement at all — nor causing any pain — before withdrawing.”Williams’s account was more believable, according to the judge. The teacher says that she instructed the children to clean up for lunch, but the boy sat at his desk and refused to move. Another student said something that angered P.P., and he pushed a chair into the other student.“Without touching P.P., Williams raised her voice and said to him loudly, “Do you hear me now?” She instructed the other students to leave for lunch and began walking toward the door herself. P.P. followed Williams and then exited the classroom ahead of his teacher, who had waited at the door for him. At this point, the incident was over,” the judge explains.The district’s only other witness was fellow Watkins teacher Shawony Russell, who testified that Williams confided to her that she choked the boy. The judge did not believe that account, since the teachers are not close friends.“Why on earth would Williams tell someone whom she had no particular reason to trust that she had choked a student — a gratuitous confession that could have ruinous consequences, including potentially a criminal prosecution?” the judge asks. “Stranger things happen, of course, but the odds are against an unsolicited, unexpected admission of this nature.”The judge goes on to say that Russell did not seem concerned about the allegation and did not report it to Child Protective Services.“Wouldn’t you feel the need to report this potential child abuse to appropriate authorities for investigation, right away? Ms. Russell didn’t. Ms. Russell did not take any immediate action because ‘we were heading out to recess. I like to go outside and get my sun and just relax,’” the judge writes. “Promptly going outside to relax in the sun and forget the matter is not the response one reasonably would expect from a teacher whose coworker has just confessed to choking a student.”On the other hand, Williams testified that she told Russell that the boy is a liar “because he said I choked him.”The judge’s recommendation is non-binding, and the Broward School Board still needs to vote on whether to accept it. In most cases, the School Board upholds the judge’s decision.“I’m happy to see we were able to come up with definitive proof to show these were false allegations,” says Anna Fusco, president of the Broward Teachers Union, which represented Williams. ”I’m happy to see in some form or fashion there’s actual due process in the system.”last_img read more