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

Strike mooted at Batley

first_imgReports are surfacing that staff at Fox’s Biscuits’ Batley site will ballot for industrial action, following their rejection of a 1.5% pay offer, with additional performance-related bonuses.However, a source said that at a recent meeting with union members, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) representative did not get the support for industrial action that he wanted. “We’ve offered employees a 1.5% pay increase guaranteed, with an additional 0.5% if Fox’s achieves its yearly targets, and additional bonuses if the firm exceeds them,” said a spokesperson for parent firm Northern Foods. “The BFAWU has asked for a flat 3% increase, but in reality workers could earn upwards of 3% with our offer.”  The proposed wage increases would take effect from April, to coincide with the new tax year. “All other unions across our other sites, including Uttoxeter, have accepted this offer,” he added.A BFAWU representative was unavailable for comment.>>Bakery sales up at Northern Foodslast_img read more

Syracuse’s rebounding struggles have cropped up once again

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 12, 2017 at 11:30 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds All Jim Boeheim wanted was to be even. His team surprised him against then-No. 6 Florida State when it won the rebounding battle. That led to an edge in second-chance points, 15-11, and on the scoreboard, 82-72.The Seminoles are the third-tallest team in the nation, per Pittsburgh, which outrebounded the Orange by 16 on Saturday, is the second. And when SU (16-10, 8-5) hosts Louisville (20-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, it’ll be facing the country’s 16th tallest team. But height doesn’t necessarily correlate to success on the glass. Syracuse has struggled mightily on the boards despite being the nation’s eighth tallest team.It may have just been the gauntlet that is the Orange’s ACC schedule that caught up to the team riding a five-game winning streak. After being outrebounded by 17 in the first half against the Panthers, SU’s sense of urgency on the glass reached a season-high.Syracuse has rebounded 65.5 percent of opponents’ missed shots, last in the ACC and 337th in the country, per Kenpom.“The boards were the story of the first half,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Down 17 at halftime and one differential in the second half. Rebounding was a problem.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNot a single Orange player snatched more than two boards in the first frame against Pittsburgh. After the break, though, Tyler Lydon pulled down five while Tyler Roberson grabbed four. In the last 20 minutes of the game, SU recorded 16 rebounds compared to Pitt’s 15. The turnaround gave Syracuse a chance as it whittled a 13-point deficit to as few as three. But the damage had been done.Syracuse struggled, players said, because they were out of position as the ball bounced off the rim. They also needed to be more aggressive. The Orange displayed both its rebounding ceiling and floor on the same afternoon.“Just gotta be more physical,” Lydon said. “Look to just be aggressive on the boards. That’s what it comes down to.”Syracuse showed it could compete on the boards against some of the nation’s best teams by outrebounding Florida State by three and getting outrebounded by then-No. 9 Virginia by just one. SU has lost the rebounding battle in eight of its last 11 games and hasn’t outrebounded an ACC opponent by more than nine.“It’s not that hard (to rebound),” 6-foot-10 center Taurean Thompson said. “I have an advantage with length. I just have to move around, which I haven’t been doing.”Thompson is still honing the intricacies of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and struggles to crash the glass offensively from the high post. Andrew White played guard throughout his career before a shift to forward. He averages 4.6 rebounds per game. Roberson has proven to be the Orange’s best rebounder, but he’s averaging 20.4 minutes per game.That leaves Lydon, Syracuse’s leading rebounder. But the Orange floundered when he got caught out of position against Pittsburgh. If the Orange wants to alter a season hanging on by a thread, winning the boards would be valuable.“Any time teams (win the rebounding battle), it’s tough to win games,” Lydon said. “You definitely take pride in (rebounding).” Commentslast_img read more

SEA Games: Cray settles for silver in 100m dash

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Khairul Jantan of Malaysia wins 100m dash. Eric Cray of the Philippines (right) comes in second. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter/MASOCKUALA LUMPUR — Nineeteen-year-old Khairul Jantan of Malaysia stunned Filipino defending champion Eric Cray to capture the men’s 100-meter dash Tuesday night in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Cray, who ran in the 400m hurdles just one hour before the century dash final, stumbled across the finish line in an attempt to catch up with hometown bet who clearly got there first.ADVERTISEMENT Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datucenter_img READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdlesJantan clocked 10.38 seconds, while Cray wound up with a time of 10.43 to settle for silver in the event that he won two years ago in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jantan and Cray figured in a head-to-head battle but the Malaysian soon established a half-stride lead going into the last 10 meters.READ: Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Obviously, Cray was too tired to put in his 100 percent as he was still recovering the 400m hurdles that he won.Zion Corrales Nelson didn’t place in the women’s century, an event the Philippines won in 2015 through Kayla Richardson who opted to concentrate on 200m and relays.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Mandela bikers take on gender issues

first_img12 July 2013 Bikers for Mandela Day, together with a number of key sponsors and contributors, will be supporting various initiatives this Mandela Month to drive awareness of gender-based violence issues as part of the broader movement to inspire change for Mandela Day. The Bikers for Mandela Day initiative sees groups of volunteer bikers and celebrities traversing parts of southern Africa each July, stopping along the way to engage in community awareness and upliftment activities aimed at spreading the Mandela day message. “The aim is to embrace Mr Mandela’s legacy of doing good and in so doing to inspire change in other’s lives, with the emphasis on educating and engaging communities to positively affect change,” Zelda la Grange, a convenor of Bikers for Mandela Day, said in a statement on Thursday. This year, after a number of other incidents put the spotlight on gender-based violence in South Africa, the bikers, with the backing of First for Women Insurance Trust, will be championing initiatives to change people’s mindsets around gender while supporting the victims of violence. “Levels of gender-based violence are still unacceptably high in South Africa,” said La Grange, who is also a patron of First for Women Insurance Trust. “The statistics speak for themselve,s and what is needed is a programme of prevention that drives awareness and education, together with the mobilisation and participation of civil society to address this challenge and change behaviour.” The bikers’ 2013 tour begins on Saturday, 13 July in Mafikeng in North-West province, one of the three cities in South Africa with the highest incidence of rape. The bikers will create a vegetable garden and children’s jungle gym for the Mafikeng Lifeline Crisis Centre, which provides a safe house for victims of abuse as well as counsellors for the Stop Gender Violence Helpline (0800 150 150). All bikers in the Mafikeng area are invited to take part, the entrance fee being a hard-cover story book that can be read by victims while they are sheltered at the centre (contact 018 381 0976). On Sunday, across the border, Bikers for Mandela will be joining the Botswana Biker Society in visiting Ramotswa, close to Gaborone, to offer support for a victim and survivor of physical abuse who has been ostracised by her community (contact Peter Moalafi +267 727 32099). On Monday, 15 July, the bikers will be painting the Makeba Centre for Girls in Midrand, Johannesburg, which provides a sanctuary for destitute and/or abused girls that have been removed from their circumstances through a court process. Bikers wishing to join in should bring any toiletries for girls (such deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body lotions, etc) as a “participation fee” (contact 011 805 1150). On Mandela Day, 18 July, Bikers for Mandela day in Bloemfontein will assist with a community street clean-up in Mangaung, Heidedal and Brandhof (bikers contact Stefan Boshoff 082 337 2876), after which they will participate in an initiaitive by the No Student Hungry campaign of the University of the Free State. The No Student Hungry Programme aims to raise funds to provide modest food bursaries for needy students, and give them daily access to a balanced meal at the university, under the leadership of Professor Jonathan Jansen and his wife, Grace Jansen. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Gilas set to face China in 2017 Fiba Asia Cup group stage

first_imgView comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Roach would love a PacMay rematch, but unsure it would ever happen Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The four teams in each group will play in the round-robin format, with the top squads earning an outright slot in the quarterfinals.The second and third-best squads will face off in a cross-over playoffs, with the victors completing the eight-team playoffs. The rest of the tournament will be played in a single elimination format to decide the champion.The 2017 Fiba Asia Cup will be in Beirut, Lebanon from August 8 to 20.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Gilas Pilipinas guard Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas will begin its journey in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup with a collision course with defending champion China, Qatar, and Iraq.The Philippines has been slotted in Group B of the continental championships in the draw ceremony held on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img The group will see a rematch between the 2015 finalists, where China topped Gilas Pilipinas to win its 16th Asian championship.Powerhouse Iran banner Group A, where it will clash against Jordan, India, and Syria.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThis will also be the first time Oceania squads Australia and New Zealand will compete in the Asian bracket.New Zealand, joins Korea, Kazakhstan, and host country Lebanon in Group C, while Australia will battle Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong are slotted in Group D. LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Ind vs WI: Bravo guides WI to 7-wkt win, India pocket series 3-2

first_imgDarren Bravo hit a career-best 86 as West Indies comfortably defeated India by seven wickets in the fifth and final ODI here. Chasing a target of 252, Bravo’s clean hitting helped West Indies reach the target in 48.4 overs to reduce the series score to 3-2. Score | PhotosIndia captain Suresh Raina lifts the trophy after the fifth ODI against West Indies in Kingston on Thursday. India won the series 3-2. APInterestingly West Indies had lost the first three ODIs against Pakistan in the earlier series before winning the last two.Cheered by local hero Chris Gayle from the stands, Bravo (86, 99 balls, 3×4, 6×6) who many believe is a ‘Brian Lara clone’ launched into Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra hitting as many as five out of his six sixes off the two.The Batting Powerplay proved to be the turning point for Windies as Indian bowlers gave away 57 runs between overs 43 and 47. When Bravo was finally out in the 46th over with 39 still to get, Kieron Pollard (24, 13 balls, 3×4, 1×6) and Marlon Samuels (28, 25 balls, 3×4) plundered 42 runs in only 3.3 overs to seal the issue.Credit should also be given Ramnaresh Sarwan (75 retd hurt, 94 balls, 5×4, 1×6) who anchored the innings to perfection before he couldn’t carry on due to cramps. Sarwan and Bravo added 103 runs for the third wicket before the right-hander retired hurt.Bravo took his time to settle down but with wickets in hand, he waited for the batting Powerplay to explode. The other turning point was India losing seven wickets for 62 runs despite Virat Kohli’s solid 94.advertisementLeaden-footed Darren Bravo sprang to life with two successive sixes off Ashwin as he scored 15 runs in the 43rd over.Mishra, the most consistent Indian bowler in the series ket with similar fate as he too went for couple of sixes with 15 runs coming off it.Vinay Kumar who had a good first spell went for 11 runs, the target was reduced to 23 from the final three overs.West Indies openers Lendl Simmons (6) and Adrian Barath (17) fell cheaply before Sarwan and Bravo began their rescue mission.Earlier, when India batted it was a case of poor shot selection by the middle and lower order batsmen after Kohli (94, 104 balls, 10×4) along with Rohit Sharma (57, 72 balls, 2×4, 1×6) laid the foundation with a 110-run partnership for the fourth wicket.Coming in to bat in the fourth over, Kohli stayed put till the 36th over to help India overcome early jitters although a fantastic piece of fielding by Sarwan from the deep robbed the batsman a chance to score his sixth international hundred.Andre Russell was the pick of the West Indian bowlers, grabbing four for 35 and his spell at the death earned him the Man-of-the-Match award.Indian openers Parthiv Patel (6) and Shikhar Dhawan (11) were gone by the seventh over as West Indian quicks took full advantage of the bouncy strip that was on offer.Patel was hurried onto a pull shot by a Russell bouncer and was holed out at mid-wicket. Dhawan was done in by the extra bounce as he was caught in the slips off Kemar Roach.Kohli started by clipping Russell delightfully to mid-wicket fence off the eighth ball he faced.The next boundary was rather a streaky edge past slip off Darren Sammy but he made it up with a delightful cover drive in the West Indian skipper’s fourth over.Manoj Tiwary (22, 22 balls, 1×6, 1×4) looked in good nick during his short stay and a six off Sammy which hit the wooden roof of the club’s bar was a breathtaking sight.Tiwary though was unable to build on his start and edged one from Pollard behind the stumps just before the first drinks interval took place. His partnership with Kohli yielded 58 runs.India now had the best batting passage of the innings as their two best young batsmen put their wares out on display.Both looked to hit down the ground and picked up runs with ease as the 100 runs of the innings came in the 22nd over.Kohli was careful in his shot selection and hit fours off leg-spinner Anthony Martin and Andre Russell in successive overs.Kohli first bisected Martin through the backward point fence and then punched Russell through the covers.The Delhi lad reached his half century in the 23rd over with a single off Martin having faced only 63 deliveries. He celebrated it with a cheeky steer for four off Lendl Simmons.Man of the series Rohit having settled into a nice groove at the other end, slammed returning Roach over midwicket for an effortless six in the 36th over. .advertisementKohli departed in this very over when he flicked one to fine leg and hurried back for a non-existent second. Sarwan’s throw was hard and accurate to wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh who found the batsman short of his crease.Once Kohli was dismissed, there was virtually no resistance from the other batsmen.Skipper Suresh Raina played an ill-advised lofted shot to be out in the deep off Pollard. He has often tried this shot in the series with disastrous results. The stand-in captain could manage only 74 runs in the series.Rohit completed his third fifty of the series but was cleaned by Martin trying an ugly heave. He hit two fours and a six during his 72 ball knock.Yusuf Pathan (30, 29 balls, 2×4, 1×6) looked confident for the first time in the series but again his undoing was a short ball that lifted from short of good length to kiss his edge.Russell the blew away the lower order as Amit Mishra (0) bowled trying a big hit and Ishant Sharma was castled by a yorker as India missed a chance to play 15 more deliveries.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more