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‘Tag Time’ tournament in #Limerick this Saturday in aid of Childline

first_imgNews‘Tag Time’ tournament in #Limerick this Saturday in aid of ChildlineBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2016 752 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleMajor media names for LimerickNext articleGarda move over asylum centre attack Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie THIS Saturday three university students from Limerick will be running a one-day tag rugby tournament in aid of Childline.The ‘Tag Time’ event will be held in Garryowen FC and will commence at 10am, and organiser Michael McInerney is urging people to get involved as it is for a very worthwhile cause.“The tournament itself will host 20 teams of 10 players and we want to attract as many people as possible to play or support on the day. Tag Time is all about getting together with friends to enjoy the festivities. There will be entertainment and craic to be had with an all day DJ, live band, raffles, prizes and much more. So even if you have no interest in the rugby, there will be plenty of activities to keep entertained”.Lunch will be available on the day with Garryowen running a BBQ and all facilities will be available so that participants can relax and enjoy themselves with friends and colleagues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Each team of 10 players must have a minimum of 3 girls per team. Tags will be provided on the day. There is no need for specific team kits but if this is achievable then it will not be discouraged.The cost of entering a team is €200 and you can register on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tag-time-tickets-20426574434, or email [email protected] Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Print Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Facebook Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScharitychildlinelimerickRugby Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Brook introduces French baking course

first_imgFormer Baking Industry Awards Baker of the Year Mark Bennett is to teach a traditional French breads and pastries course at Brook Bakery School.Bennett, owner of the BIA 2015 Craft Business of the Year, Patisserie Mark Bennett, is to teach Bake French at the school, run by bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing, in Somerset.The school will host the one-day course on 24 February and on 23 March. Bennett, who was Baker of the Year in 2014, has been teaching at Brook Food since 2015. In that time he has taught three successful Bakery Excellence courses.Participants on the Bake French course will learn how to produce pain au levain, pain de campagne, brioche, baguette, fougasse, flammkuchen, almond tart and tarte aux fruits. They will also learn Bennett’s techniques and processes using commercial equipment, including steam tube deck ovens at the Brook Food 1,000sq ft test facility.To book your place call 01984 640401.last_img read more

Virus travel bans separate families even as lockdowns ease

first_imgHumanitarian exceptions? Elsewhere in Asia, the rules are even stricter, with countries like Mongolia effectively sealing its borders altogether. Even citizens are only able to re-enter the country on rare evacuation flights.That has left people like Nyamtseren Erdenetsetseg and her husband Sukhbaatar Dorj, who are stuck in South Korea, with no way back and no idea when they will see their children in Mongolia again.The couple went to South Korea in January to visit Erdenetsetseg’s mother, who lives in Seoul. They left their five children with Dorj’s mother while they were away.But on February 23, Mongolia announced it was banning entry from South Korea, leaving the couple stranded.They tried in vain to get a seat on an evacuation flight, and then on May 3, Dorj’s mother died suddenly.His sister has taken in the couple’s children, who ask their parents on phone calls when they will be back.”I don’t say anything,” Erdenetsetseg said. “I don’t want to get their hopes up for nothing.”She has even considered allowing her Korean visa to expire instead of extending it, in the hope authorities would deport her. But doing that would mean she would be banned from South Korea in the future.In some places, there are signs of tentative changes. China has begun relaxing travel caps for some foreign firms and is increasing the number of international flights.And in early June, Japan’s government said foreign residents now “may be granted” humanitarian exceptions to the ban, potentially offering Yukari an opportunity to see her mother.”I just pray that… I can go and see her one last time.” When Julie Sergent’s father died, she faced an agonizing decision: if she travelled from her home in Japan to attend the funeral in France, she wouldn’t be allowed back.Across Asia, domestic lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus are easing, but international travel restrictions in the region remain tight.Many countries have banned non-citizens from entry or even closed their borders altogether, with devastating consequences for some living far from family. The 29-year-old was told she might be able to apply for a humanitarian exemption, but with just two days before the funeral, there wasn’t time.”My mother was devastated. I was the only one in the family who couldn’t attend my father’s funeral,” she told AFP.”My brother and sister described to me how they wrote a message on a little piece of paper and placed it on his jacket. And that was something I couldn’t do,” she added, her voice cracking. ‘There’s no one else’Yukari, who asked to be identified by her first name only, faces a similar situation.She is half-American, half-Japanese and lives in Tokyo with her Japanese husband and their nine-year-old son.But she doesn’t have Japanese citizenship and faces being separated from her son and husband if she travels to the United States, where her mother is battling cancer.”I’m… [the] only immediate family that she has. There’s no one else… in the US,” she told AFP.Her mother was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in March, and in April her doctor warned she might have just weeks to live.Ordinarily, Yukari would have taken the first flight out, but instead, she was forced to rely on friends of the family to help her mother.After a touch-and-go period, her mother’s health has stabilized, though the cancer has not gone away.”I talked to her helpers, and one of them said ‘I think she’s holding on, to see you one more time.’ That was hard to hear.”center_img In Japan, citizens can leave and re-enter the country. Those coming from designated high-risk areas are tested for the virus on arrival and asked to observe a quarantine.But foreign residents, even those with long-term ties or married to Japanese citizens, cannot do the same.That put Sergent in an impossible situation when her father died suddenly in April: if she left for France, she would be stranded there.”I might lose my job, my apartment, my income for quite a while,” she said. Topics :last_img read more

Cote D’Ivoire Re-elected President Sworn In

first_img“Our dream of a peaceful Cote D’Ivoire is becoming a reality, the one that the nation’s father, president Felix Houphouet Boigny, passed down to us. Only lasting peace, strong institutions and Ivorians who place national interest above all else will allow our country to irreversibly join the ranks of the great democracies and developed nations.” Said Alassane Ouattara, Cote d’ivoire PresidentThe president said this during his swearing in on Tuesday after a successful run for a second five year term in office.  President Ouattara pledged to ensure that all the people of Cote d’ivoire benefit from the revived economy. It was due to the 9 percent economic growth over the last four years in the country that the president was re-elected.President Outtara in his speech promised to foster reconciliation between the divide due to political and ethnicity in the country. The peaceful October vote showed the democratic growth in the country.last_img read more

Olympics conclude with marathon

first_imgGary O’Donovan – who won silver with his brother Paul in the men’s lightweight double sculls – carried the flag for Ireland in the closing ceremony at the Maracana stadium last night.Before that, Paul Pollack finished 32nd in the men’s marathon.The Co Down man, who made up about 60 places over the last 15km, crossed the line in 2:16:24. Kevin Seaward was the next Irishman home in 64th position with a time of 2:20:06.Mick Clohisey finished 103rd in 2:26:34.last_img

Cerro Gordo County public health director proud of low COVID-19 case numbers in county

first_imgMASON CITY — Cerro Gordo County’s public health director is pleased to see the low number of cases of COVID-19 in the county.Brian Hanft says Cerro Gordo County has had 2319 individuals tested in the county with a total of 22 lab-confirmed cases identified. “For the most part, our numbers are excessively low. Pottawatomie County has 2850 tests, they have 221 positive cases, they have ten times more than we do. Story County is directly below us, obviously a much higher population, but only 2250 tests and 95 positive cases. Literally four times fewer cases. I really want to emphasize the fact that what we are doing in this county, we should be proud of and happy with where we are at in the total number of cases.”Hanft says Cerro Gordo County should be proud of where we are at in the total number of cases.  “Some of us sit around and scratch our heads and wonder why are the numbers not higher than what they are as far as positive cases. Again, this is a great success in my opinion. You look at this and say ‘we’re getting some good work done’.”Hanft is happy the public has bought into his department’s prevention information about COVID-19.  “I really want to stress to the public that we can’t do this without them. By following those social distancing guidelines, by listening to our weekly messages, to reviewing our daily Joint Information Center updates for the public, people have listened. I’m just elated with where we’re at today. Again our work is only getting started. We’re only in inning two of a nine inning game, so we got a long way to go.”For more information, you can head to the county’s website cghealth.com or the state’s website coronavirus.iowa.govlast_img read more

Germany end England seniors’ hopes of European crown

first_img England’s hopes of regaining the European Senior Men’s Team Championship won in 2009 and 2010 were dashed when they went down 2-3 to Germany in the semi-finals at Estorial Golf Club in Portugal. It wasn’t a penalty shootout this time but it all hinged on the top single which went to the 19th hole and saw English Seniors champion Alan Squires beaten by Kai Flint. (image © Tom Ward) England won the foursome when Martin Galway and Chris Reynolds beat Christoph Staedler and Hans-Hubert Glesen 4 and 2. Although Tyrone Carter completed a 5 and 4 victory over Karlheinz Noldt, Andrew Stracey and John Ambridge went down 5 and 4 and 3 and 2 respectively. It was a bitter blow to the team and to team captain Richard Palmer, who had high hopes of England being crowned European champions for a third successive occasion as the GB&I teams didn’t compete last year. Germany will now meet defending champions Sweden in tomorrow’s (Saturday) final, while England face Italy for third place. 7 Sep 2012 Germany end England seniors’ hopes of European crown last_img read more

Olympia School Board Appoints New Leaders

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia School DistrictEileen Thomson will assume the position as President of the Olympia School District School Board.The Olympia School Board will have new leadership once the New Year begins.  Outgoing Board President Mark Campeau has passed the gavel to Eileen Thomson, who will take over the duties of Board President at the next Board Meeting on January 14, 2013.  Justin Montermini will take over as Vice President of the Board.  Thomson has served on the Board since 2008 while Montermini is the newest member of the board having been elected in 2011.At the conclusion of the Board meeting last night the School Board sincerely thanked Mark Campeau for his guidance and leadership as President of the Board over the past year.  Campeau provided thoughtful insight and a solid foundation for the board during very difficult budgetary times.  He will remain a member of the Board. Facebook19Tweet0Pin0last_img read more