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Principal of local school outlines frustration at delay for new school

first_img Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Home News Community Principal of local school outlines frustration at delay for new school NewsCommunity Community Council Pinterest By David Power – 18th April 2018 Principal of local school outlines frustration at delay for new school Facebook TAGSBrian BerginFiona O’Loughlin TDSt Paul’s Secondary School Monasterevin Previous articleLaois teen entrepreneur gearing up for Student Enterprise National FinalNext articleEmpty seat a poignant reminder of the late Jerry Lodge David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Twittercenter_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Labour TD Jack Wall, vice-principal of St Paul’s Monasterevin Mary Mullally, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn and principal Brian Bergin in Monasterevin in 2013 Frustration at the delay in starting construction on a new St Paul’s School in Monasterevin was outlined by principal of the school before the Joint Committee on Education and Skills in the Dail this week.A new secondary school is scheduled for a site at Moore Abbey on the Athy Road out of Monasterevin by March 2021.The school was placed on the Government Capital Building Programme in 2011 and while the site was secured from the Muiriosa Foundation which govern Moore Abbey and the funding is in place, it has run into planning difficulties with issues involving Kildare County Council, the Department of Education and the National Roads Authority, who are involved also. Traditionally, a number of Laois students attended secondary school in the Kildare town – but the uncertainty over the new school build has led to students in the vicinity go to the likes of Athy, Kildare Town, Newbridge, Rathangan and Portarlington.In the meantime, students and staff continue to use a school dilapidated and well past its sell-by-date.The lapse in time between the announcement of the construction of new schools and the time at which their construction is completed was on the agenda of the Committee on Education and Skills.St Paul’s Principal, Brian Bergin – who lives in Abbeyleix – described the delays in the building process as frustrating to date.Mr Bergin said the latest department estimate put the anticipated opening date for a new building at St Paul’s at March 2021.“How can we reasonably expect this completion date to materialise after the last 13 years?” he said.“The past 13 years have been filled with excitement, expectation, hope, frustration and, latterly, anger and despair.”The impact on staff was “like being on a roller coaster”, he said, due to the delays.He outlined that staff has increased in the school from 25 to 44 since 2005, while student intake has increased by 100 per cent and space to work is now ‘a difficulty’.“I feel like the project manager – we don’t have a dedicated project manager at the Department of Education – I feel like one but I am powerless. I have been told to be thankful (by the Department of Education) you are on a list – how many lists do we need to be on? I am getting emotional now – it has been hell. Managing expectations of this has been difficult. We feel neglected and that’s really sad,” Mr Bergin said.Committee Chair Fiona O’Loughlin, TD said that the situation in St Paul’s is like teaching in a third world country.She said equity and fairness is needed on the issue, and a school to be delivered within a certain period of time.She added that recommendations will be made to the Minister for Education.Also appearing before the Committee were officials from Department of Education and Skills and Representatives from Ballinteer Educate Together National School; Whitecross National School, Julianstown.A social media post by the St Paul’s Secondary School New Build Facebook page commented: “Brian Bergin’s ongoing commitment to St. Paul’s goes above and beyond, he has to wear many hats, and as he said he has been like a project manager for our new school as well as running a very busy secondary school in the dire building conditions the school is subject to. “He gave a very powerful and moving address to the committee and expressed the ongoing frustration from the staff, pupils, parents and community are facing, while all the time continuing the excellent teaching that we are so lucky our children are receiving.“We are very proud of our school principal, staff and pupils and we won’t stop until we have our new school. Huge thanks to Brian for his unrelenting hard work and thanks to Fiona O’Loughlin for affording us this forum today, onwards and upwards,” it read.SEE ALSO – Empty seat a poignant reminder of the late Jerry Lodge New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest WhatsApp Community WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Road closed as emergency services attend collision near Drumkeen

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By admin – March 31, 2016 Previous articleCrime statistics reveal an increase in sexual and drug offences in DongalNext articleUpdate: Road re-opens following collision near Drumkeen admin Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Twitter Facebook Emergency services are currently at the scene of a road traffic crash between the Kilross junction and Drumkeen.The collision involving a car and a van happened shortly before 7 o’clock this morning.The extent of injuries to the occupants of either vehicle is not yet known but motorists are advised to exercise extreme care when approaching the area this morning.The stretch of road between Letterkenny and Ballybofey is closed and local diversions are in place.There are no further details at this stage. WhatsApp Road closed as emergency services attend collision near Drumkeen Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

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Honeywell Names Alexandre Ismail President and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems

first_imgMORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Honeywell has announced that Alexandre Ismail has been named president and CEO of its $4.6 billion Transportation Systems (TS) business, effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Ismail, 44, succeeds Adriane Brown, who will move into a newly created role as senior vice president energy strategy. She will be responsible for developing and coordinating energy policy and marketplace strategies across all Honeywell’s businesses and functions. Both Ismail and Brown will report to Honeywell’s Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. “We continue to build depth and strengthen our management team with leaders that have industry, technical, and business expertise,” said Cote. “We’re counting on both Adriane and Alex to continue to make significant contributions to the long-term success of the company.” “Alex is a veteran of the transportation industry,” continued Cote. “He joined Honeywell Turbo Technologies in 1999, and was appointed president, Global Passenger Vehicles in 2006. Alex has helped manage the business during periods of tremendous growth, positioning Honeywell as the world’s leading manufacturer of turbochargers. He will continue to drive growth of turbochargers globally, while improving their adoption in the United States, where turbochargers are found only on 5 percent of light vehicles compared to 51 percent in Europe. “Alex’s experience will best guide the business through this challenging period and position the entire TS business — Turbo Technologies, Consumer Products Group and Friction Materials — for improved and sustained performance over the long-term,” said Cote. Advertisement Ismail was previously president of Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a position he has held since November 2008 when the business combined its passenger and commercial vehicle divisions into a single global structure. He has also served Honeywell Turbo Technologies as worldwide director, marketing and business development; vice president EMEA, sales and customer management; and vice president and general manager for EMEA and India. Ismail also spent several years in Honeywell’s aerospace businesses where he held senior marketing and strategic planning positions. He holds a B.A. in finance from the University of Dauphine (France), and an MBA from the HEC School of Management in France. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. “Adriane has made many terrific contributions to TS since 2005, even as the automotive industry faced one of the most challenging periods in its history,” said Cote. “With 50 percent of Honeywell’s product portfolio delivering energy efficiency benefits, we’re excited for Adriane to lead a Honeywell-wide initiative to expand our opportunities in this exciting and fast growing segment of the global economy.” As Senior Vice President Energy Strategy, Brown will ensure alignment and coordination of Honeywell’s energy efficiency activities across the company’s entire business portfolio. She will also help to identify and promote new opportunities that can be leveraged across the businesses or in new markets and product areas.last_img read more

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Cardinals at Browns NFL Week Eight Capsule

first_imgPASSINGPalmer: 145-222-2012 (1C)-16 (T1L)-5-108.9 (2C)McCown: 147-220-1686-8-3-96.1 LAST WEEKW 26-18 vs. RavensL 6-24 at Rams SERIES LEADER BROADCASTFOX (1:00 PM ET): Matt Smith​, Chris Cooley, Danielle Trotta (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 132 (Ari.), 126 (Cle.). XM: 228 (Cle.). The Browns are back at First Energy Stadium for a showdown Sunday with Carson Palmer and a very good Arizona Cardinals team, a team that just beat the Ravens at home in Glendale, AZ on Monday night.Here’s the capsule from the NFL on the contest.ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-2) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-5)SERIES COACHES VS. OPP.Bruce Arians: 0-0Mike Pettine: 0-0 OFFENSE406.9 (1C)364.1 LAST GAME12/18/11: Browns 17 at Cardinals 20 (OT). Arizona K Jay Feely kicks GW 22-yard FG in OT. Cardinals QB John Skelton passes for 313 yards & TD. STREAKS3 of past 4 SACKSOkafor, Rucker: 2A. Bryant: 3.5 Related TopicsBrownsCardinalsNFL Week 8 NOTESCARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has won 18 of past 22 starts. Is 2nd in NFC with 108.9 rating. Has won 9 of 13 starts vs. Cle…RB CHRIS JOHNSON rushed for 122 yards & TD last week, his 3rd 100-yard game in 2015. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 meetings (118.5 per game). RB-KR DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL rookies with 6 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec. 1 KR)…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has catch in 177 consecutive games, incl. playoffs. Since entering NFL in 2004, has 104 rec. TDs (incl. playoffs), most in NFL. In past 3, WR JOHN BROWN has 18 catches for 334 yards (111.3 per game) & 2 TDs. WR MICHAEL FLOYD aims for 3rd in row with TD…Lead NFL with 12 INTs & 4 players have 2+ INTs: S RASHAD JOHNSON (3), S TONY JEFFERSON (2), S TYRANN MATHIEU (2) & CB PATRICK PETERSON (2). Johnson is only NFL player with 2+ INT game in each of past 3 seasons. Since 2011, Peterson is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (17) & 5+ return TDs (5). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had FR in last meeting…BROWNS: QB JOSH MC COWN was drafted by Az in 3rd round of 2002 NFL Draft & spent 4 seasons with Cardinals (2002-05). Has 2 TDs in 4 of past 5…RB ISAIAH CROWELL (888) needs 112 yards to reach 1,000 career. Rookie RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. led team with 7 catches for 73 yards last week. Ranks 2nd amongst AFC RBs with 31 catches. RB ROBERT TURBIN made 1 of 3 career starts vs. Az (12/21/14 with Sea.)…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 12 career TDs (9 rec, 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. TE GARY BARNIDGE had team-high 101 rec. yards last week on 6 catches, joining HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME, KELLEN WINSLOW & MILT MORIN as only Browns TEs with 3+ 100-yard games in season. In past 5, has 29 catches for 459 yards & 5 TDs…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 53 tackles. Since 2004, is only NFL player with 40+ sacks (41) & 15+ INTs (18). Spent 6 seasons with Az (2004-09). Last week, DT RANDY STARKS had 1st sack since joining Browns. RUSHINGC. Johnson: 111-567 (2L)-5.1-3Crowell: 81-281-3.5-1 RECEIVINGFitzgerald: 46 (2C)-622 (2C)-13.5-6 (T1L)Benjamin: 35-575-16.4-4center_img KICKINGCatanzaro: 59 (3C) (26/28 PAT; 11/13 FG)Coons: 53 (11/11 PAT; 14/14 FG) TAKE/GIVE+5 (2C)-6 Matt Loede DEFENSE321.1 (3C)393.1 LAST GAME AT SITE11/16/03: Browns 44, Cardinals 6. Cleveland defense forces 5 TOs (2 FFs & 3 INTs). Browns RB James Jackson rushes for 2 TDs & WR André Davis adds 117 rec. yards & TD. INTsR. Johnson: 3 (T2C)Dansby: 2 33-13-3 CARDINALSBROWNS REFEREEWalt Coleman STATS PUNTINGButler: 40.3Lee: 48.8 (3L) Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Bonardi, Rizzetto Named To CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams

first_imgRizzetto recently completed her sophomore season by being named the NSISC Swimming Performer of the Year and garnering six All-America honors at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships. She was the high point swimming scorer at the NSISC Championships with 77 points which included titles in the 200 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and a second in the 200 Free. She also swam the anchor leg of the gold medal winning 200 Free Relay. The Kriftel, Germany native continued her strong swimming at the national meet three weeks later with an All-America showing of eighth place in the 200 IM and a 12th place effort in the 50 free. She helped the 200 Medley Relay touch 12th overall and had qualified for the consolation final in the 100 Butterfly prior to the cancellation of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has a 4.00 grade point average as a Political Science major. COMPLETE 2020 CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA D2 AT-LARGE TEAMS (pdf)PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF standout student-athletes Berta Bonardi and Ester Rizzetto were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II At-Large Teams as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. Rizzetto is the third member of the UWF swimming & diving program to earn the award, joining Monica Amaral (2016-17) and Madeline Pitt (2017-18), who were each two-time Academic All-Americans. Rizzetto was voted to the Second Team and Bonardi on the Third Team. They duo represent the 18th and 19th selections from UWF and this marks the seventh-consecutive year at least one Argonaut has received the prestigious honor. Print Friendly Version Bonardi is a 2-time ITA Division II National Champion in singles and was previously named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team. The junior, who is majoring in exercise science with a 3.85 GPA, was also named as a 2020 ITA All-American in singles after going 14-2 in singles play during the fall and spring seasons, while holding the distinction of being the top-ranked D2 singles player in the nation. As a sophomore, the Buenos Aires, Argentina native went 18-1 in singles and 14-2 in doubles while being named All-America and a finalist for the DII Honda Athlete of the Year.She is just the second women’s tennis student-athlete to garner the award following Fernanda Amaral doing so in both 2014 and 2015.To be eligible, students have to carry a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, be an important starter or reserve who has competed in at least 50 percent of that season’s games and spent at least one calendar year at their current institution.The at-large program for the CoSIDA Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.last_img read more

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Kuhn hits ton as Kent beats Worcestershire

first_img(BBC) Heino Kuhn hit his fourth One-Day Cup century in five innings as Kent beat Worcestershire by two wickets yesterday to reach their first Lord’s final since 2008. Ben Cox’s brilliant unbeaten 122 enabled the home side to post a total of 306-6 after being 48-4 early on.He put on 140 with Brett D’Oliveira (78) and 109 in just 9.4 overs with Ed Barnard, who made 50 not out.But Kuhn made 127 off 118 balls and Alex Blake smashed 61 off 47 as Kent reached 307-8 with two balls to spare. Harry Podmore struck the winning boundary off Patrick Brown, one of two teenagers in Worcestershire’s bowling attack, after Kuhn holed out from the previous delivery after striking two sixes and eight fours in his innings.It was a thrilling end to a fascinating contest, which saw Worcestershire, who were without Moeen Ali because of England duty, in trouble after losing their top four inside 14 overs, only for Cox to turn the tide back in their favour.His partnership with D’Oliveira was a club record for the fifth wicket in List A cricket and it took an astonishing one-handed catch in the deep by Matt Henry to bring it to an end, as D’Oliveira fell to Kent skipper Joe Denly’s leg-spin. Barnard, though, arrived in the 41st over and produced a series of audacious strokes, including two sixes, in his 28-ball knock as he and Cox pushed the total beyond 300.Dillon Pennington, the other 19-year-old in Worcestershire’s team, sent Daniel Bell-Drummond and Denly back cheaply at the start of Kent’s reply.But the home side paid the price for Daryl Mitchell dropping a straightforward caught and bowled chance offered by Kuhn, when he was on 50. Kuhn had another escape on 57 when keeper Cox superbly anticipated his ramp shot, but was unable to hold the catch as he leapt into the air.Adam Rouse (70) added 114 for the fourth wicket with the South African, but the required rate exceeded 10 an over at one stage.Blake, though, smashed three sixes and three fours and Kuhn went to his hundred off 99 balls, passing 650 runs in this year’s competition in the process, as Kent closed in on their target and they will face either Hampshire or Yorkshire at Lord’s on 30 June. It was Worcestershire’s second home semi-final defeat in successive years, having lost to Surrey by 153 runs in 2017last_img read more

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Stephen Folan signs deal with Galway United

first_imgGalway United are delighted to announce that Stephen Folan has signed a new contract with the club.The 24-year-old centre half made a long awaited return to his hometown, to sign for Galway United at the start of the 2016 season after a short spell with Cork City.Folan played a key role for United in 2015, making 25 appearances at the heart of the Tribesmen’s defence.Shane Keegan is an admirer of the former Newcastle United man and he was pleased to retain Folan for 2017.“Anytime we faced Stephen Folan last year, his quality just shone through.“Coincidentally, just in advance of his debut in the League of Ireland with Limerick a number of years ago, he played in a friendly against Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park.“I came off the pitch that night thinking, my God, that’s a player. He had only just landed back from Newcastle United. You could see the quality instantly that night.“He’s the kind of player that you can position at centre back and build around. It’s fantastic that we have managed to hold on to him.”It was an important factor for Keegan to make sure that the best local talent in Galway were secured for 2017.“It’s a huge part of it. You can argue it anyway you want, but at the end of the day, it always does mean slightly more to a player when he’s wearing the crest of his local club and I’m sure that’s very much the case with Stephen.“I think that did play a big part in our being able to hold on to him. There is nothing quite like pulling on the jersey of your local club.”Shane Keegan’s vision for the club caught Folan’s attention and the defender is eager to play a big role in Galway United’s 2017 campaign.“The way the club is going, I think it’s a step in the right direction,” Folan explained.“The players that Shane has brought in are all very like-minded, they’re professional, so going forward I think it’s a good thing for the club to have more professionals on board and hopefully we can get that mix of players from outside and players from Galway right.“Playing for Galway United means more to me than playing for another club, I was nearly there with another team and I had everything agreed but Galway United came back to me and they showed me that they wanted me. I’m happy to get my future resolved and now I can focus all my efforts over the Christmas period on coming strong in pre-season.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Super Saturday in store as five derbies mark start of Basketball Ireland Men’s Super…

first_imgThere’s a super Saturday of basketball in store this weekend as five derbies will open the Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League with a bang. Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:  Tradehouse Central Ballincollig v Limerick Celtics, Ballincollig CS, 16:00;LYIT Donegal v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions, LYIT, 16:00;LIT v UL Sports Eagles, Limerick IT Sportshall, 18:00;DBS Eanna v Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers, Colaiste Eanna, 19:00;Portlaoise Panthers v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney, St Mary’s Sports Hall, 20:00;KUBS BC v EJ Sligo All-Stars, KUBS Arena, Greendale, 20:00; Saturday 29th September 2018   Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:  UCD Marian v DCU Saints, UCD Sports Centre, Belfield, 16:00;Griffith College Swords Thunder v Pyrobel Killester, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00;Neptune v UCC Demons, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;Moycullen v Maree, Kingfisher NUIG, 19:30;Garveys Tralee Warriors v Keanes Supervalu Killorglin, Tralee Sports Complex, 19:30;Templeogue v Belfast Star, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 20:00; “It’s taken a while, but we would like to believe we have done our business right and have earned the right to be back here. It is an extremely difficult start to the season for us playing against a team with so much fire power and a winning culture, with experienced players who know how to be successful at this level, so you would have to say Demons are the favourites going into this game. We have to be prepared to match their intelligence, they will have the physical edge but we have to find a way to get our strengths ahead of theirs if we are to have any chance.”Demons’ head coach, Colin O’Reilly added: “The summer has seen a lot of changes to our playing roster for various reasons. With that, brings the unknown as we try to build cohesion amongst a group that have not been together very long. We start the season with a very young group and will look to build performances week in week out.”The kingdom of Kerry will also play host to the first Super League Kerry derby of the season, with Garvey’s Tralee Warriors hosting newly-promoted Keane’s SuperValu Killorgin at the Complex in Tralee.“We are very excited for the coming Super League season and are really looking to build on the fantastic season we had last year,” said Killorglin head coach, Ignas Sijianus. “It’s even more exciting that our first ever Super League game for the club is a local derby against Tralee. We are expecting a baptism of fire, especially with the big crowd there. That said, we are ready for it.”It’s also derby day in Galway, with Moycullen preparing to host Maree in the Kingfisher, NUIG: “We’re obviously looking forward to the game and getting the season underway,” said Moycullen head coach, John Cunningham.“Maree have two Division One college imports this season which makes them a very different team. We played them at the weekend in the Donie Greene tournament, and while we came out on top, we saw enough to know Saturday will be a whole different challenge.”In Dublin meanwhile, there will be two big derbies, with reigning League champions, UCD Marian hosting DCU Saints on Saturday afternoon. The game has the earlier tip off time of 4pm, while Griffith College Swords Thunder will go face-to-face with last year’s League runners-up Pyrobel Killester. The final game of the weekend will see Templeogue host Belfast Star at Oblate Hall on Saturday evening.Over in the Men’s Division One meanwhile, there are a number of big fixtures ahead, including two top of the table clashes, one in each conference. In the northern conference, newcomers Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers will be hoping that they can keep their winning streak intact as they travel across the Liffey to DBS Éanna who are also unbeaten.“We’re really looking forward to playing Éanna this weekend,” said Tolka’s Emmet Geoghegan. “These are the types of games you want to be involved in. Éanna have been very efficient in their play so far, they are shooting a great percentage, particularly from behind the arc. Heading into their gym, with them playing so well, will be an interesting challenge. We’ve started slowly in our opening games, and have only played to our potential in periods. If we can address this some way this weekend, I hope it will put us in a good position. Either way, I’m expecting an exciting and tough game.”In the southern conference, Tradehouse Central Ballincollig and Limerick Celtics will go head-to-head in Cork, with both teams sitting 4-0 after the opening few weeks of the season.“We are looking forward to Saturday’s big game,” said Ballincollig boss, Kieran O’Sullivan. “It’s important that we come out with intensity from the start, we are expecting a big crowd so it should be interesting.”Another Limerick derby is also in store this weekend, this time with LIT hosting UL Sports Eagles on Saturday evening. Basketball Ireland Fixtures: September 28-30thFriday 28th September 2018        Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:  IT Carlow Basketball v WIT Vikings, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 20:00; Cork fans will be in a for a treat as, after a three-year break, one of the biggest rivalries in Irish basketball will be back on display as newly-promoted Neptune host neighbours UCC Demons in the opening game of the season. The fixture is even more interesting with the move of Lehmon Colbert from Demons to Neptune this season, and looking ahead to the game, Neptune head coach, Paul Kelleher stated: “It’s an exciting time for the club to be back at Super League level. It’s also great for Cork basketball. Sunday 30th September 2018      Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:  GameFootage.net Titans v Ulster University Elks, The Jes, 15:30;print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Puerto Rican named new Miss Universe

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The field of 86 was actually narrowed to 20 last week during preliminary judging, but finalists weren’t announced until Sunday’s show was under way. – Associated Press An 18-year-old aspiring actress from Puerto Rico who hopes to someday star in U.S. and Latin American films was crowned Sunday night as Miss Universe 2006. Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza of Puerto Rico shared a nervous emotional hug with the first runner-up, Kurara Chibana of Japan, moments before the winner was announced, then clasped her hands to her mouth in amazement as she heard her name called. Miss USA Tara Conner was the contest’s fourth runner-up. Also finishing in the top five were second runner-up Lauriane Gillieron of Switzerland and third runner-up Lourdes Arevalos of Paraguay. Conner was vying to become the first U.S. winner since Brook Lee in 1997. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Car with tax 19 months out of date detained by gardaí

first_imgGardaí caught a vehicle in Donegal over the weekend which had not been taxed in 19 months.The Roads Policing Unit were carrying out Mandatory Intoxication Testing (MIT) in Burnfoot on Monday when they detected a Hyundai Wagon (pictured above).The vehicle’s tax had expired in March 2017. Gardaí detained the car and issued a fine to the driver. Details of the case were shared on the @GardaTraffic Twitter account.  Car with tax 19 months out of date detained by gardaí was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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