Facebook Advertisement Email Angela Collins O’Mahony abseiling from the roof of Croke PArk with her daughter Martina.A WOMAN who is used to dizzying heights, former Steeple Jill, Angela Collins O’Mahony (76) will be leaping off a tall building rather than climbing up one in her latest feat of daring-do.The Children’s Grief Centre and the Redemptorist Christmas Hamper Appeal are joining forces to launch an imaginative fund-raising venture ‘Abseiling with Angela’ in which volunteers are invited to follow the sprightly pensioner as she abseils down the side of Thomond Park on November 16.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Despite the fact that she has retired from the family steeplejack company, Angela scaled the heights again earlier this year when she joined her daughter in another charity abseil.Children’s Grief Centre Director Sr Helen Culhane explained that the service is hoping to move to a new building to provide support to children, young people and their families who are grieving and experiencing a loss through bereavement, separation or divorce.The new centre will provide a more stimulating environment for children and young people and the money raised from the abseil will go towards the building fund.Redemptorists Rector Fr Seamus Enright said that the proceeds will also help provide some of the 6,000 hampers that will be distributed at Christmas as well as supporting organisations dealing with food poverty and homelessness throughout the year.Details from Katrina at 086-457 8030, Eileen at 087-900 0245 or email Fr Seamus at [email protected] Linkedin Print Twitter NewsCommunitySteeple Jill is back on a highBy Bernie English – October 27, 2019 206 WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick’s Cotter Brothers win Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year AwardNext articleChambers welcome for new Shannon Group boss Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
The Sea Dog Creek dredging project, aimed to remove a sand bar that has become a hazard for local boaters and to restore marshland, is officially underway, Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney said in her latest announcement. In January 2018, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, Councilwoman King Sweeney and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito stood together to call on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to expedite a permit to allow the town to dredge Sea Dog Creek to unclog access to the South Bay area and place the dredged material on the marshland to combat the erosion of those precious resources.In an effort to expedite the permits, Councilwoman King Sweeney, who represents the area, met with NYSDEC authorities in Albany to discuss the need for this project.Image source: Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney facebook pageShe said in her latest statement that on May 11th the permit to dredge from May 14-June 3rd was approved.Though the weather prevented an immediate start, Councilwoman King Sweeney visited the dredging site last week to view the progress.“This dredging was a project that those who navigate our waterways desperately needed,” said Councilwoman King Sweeney. “I couldn’t be happier that the NYDEC recognized the urgency of this matter and worked with us to bring it to fruition.”When Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters swept through Point Lookout, a shoal was created just north of the Loop Parkway drawbridge, where the eastern end of Sea Dog Creek connects with Long Creek. Since that time, the waterway had become even more clogged, and many boaters have reported that it has become dangerous to navigate.The dredging is all being completed in-house by employees of the Town of Hempstead Department of Conservation and Waterways.It is estimated that 15,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed from the waterway and placed in a northwestern portion of Alder Island.[mappress mapid=”25181″]
MOST READ “The best thing to be a part of is something that is bigger than yourself and that is what that was,” he said in a crowded hallway outside the Pistons’ locker room. “I don’t look at what I did.”Griffin was greeted with cheers during pregame introductions and received a standing ovation after a first-quarter video tribute from the team that drafted him first overall in 2009.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“There was a lot of hype coming into this game and I was looking forward to it, but I’m glad that it’s over,” he said. “The next time I come it won’t be as crazy.”Griffin stuck his right arm in the air and then brought his raised hands together in a thankful gesture without smiling. He clearly wanted to beat the team that stunningly traded him last January after he had signed a $171 million, five-year extension. It showed from the start.Griffin scored 15 points in the opening quarter when he got razzed by superfan Clipper Darrell during free throw attempts. He had 26 points in the first half to help Detroit to a 65-54 lead.“Hey Blake, we miss you but enough for tonight, OK?” a Clippers fan implored.Griffin wasn’t done.His 3-pointer to start the third and a basket by Andre Drummond pushed Detroit to a 16-point lead. Griffin had a one-hand slam reminiscent of his old Lob City days.ADVERTISEMENT Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin waves to fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin kept his emotions to himself in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team.After scoring 44 points in the Detroit Pistons’ 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, he allowed himself a trip down memory lane.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Gallinari led the Clippers with 23 points. Williams added 22 points, and Harrell had 21 points and nine rebounds.Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in eight seasons for the Clippers. He was the Rookie of the Year and a five-time All-Star with the franchise.Rivers said he and Griffin haven’t spoken since the trade.“That’s a love lost there those two got to work out,” Harrell said.However, Rivers credited Griffin for the franchise’s resurgence.“Blake got this started,” Rivers said before the game. “Six playoffs in a row. It doesn’t equate to being the winner because we didn’t do that but it equates to winning. Blake was part of that. Now when you hear our name you don’t think of those bad Clippers before Blake.”TIP-INSPistons: Taylor Griffin was on babysitting duty, bringing his younger brother’s son, Ford, to the locker room after the game. … Drummond had his NBA-leading ninth game of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. … Griffin played at Staples on Wednesday night when the Pistons lost to the Lakers 113-100. … C Zaza Pachulia (right lower leg contusion) missed his seventh straight game. … G Ish Smith (right adductor tear) sat out his 19th straight game.Clippers: They lost their first game against Griffin’s Pistons in Detroit within days of last year’s trade. Griffin had 19 points in that game.NO LOVE LOST “He played great,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.Griffin left the court near the end of the third because of back spasms and returned briefly wearing a hot wrap.The Clippers tied it at 97 on a 3-pointer by Lou Williams after outscoring the Pistons 17-7 to open the fourth.Reggie Bullock had two 3-pointers around Drummond’s dunk and Griffin’s hook for a 107-99 lead.“We’re really happy to get the win for Blake,” Bullock said.The Clippers got within three and Griffin missed two 3-pointers in the closing seconds.He stepped out of bounds in the corner of the baseline while trying to save a pass and fell backward, crashing into fans and the floor.Bruce Brown stole the ball with 20 seconds left, got fouled by Danilo Gallinari and made both to keep Detroit ahead 109-104. Gallinari’s jumper missed in the waning seconds.“Down the stretch we played great defense, got stops and protected the ball and that was the difference,” Griffin said. “The Clippers are a tough team. They had three guys who come off the bench on the floor at the end of the game. It was a well-balanced and great win for us.”Drummond had 20 points and 21 rebounds for the Pistons, who had lost nine of 11. Bullock finished with 17. Reality check Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Clippers owner Steve Ballmer waited on the sideline for Griffin to finish his early warmups.Griffin began walking off court as Ballmer stuck out his right hand to shake. Griffin took off running into the tunnel. Ballmer threw up his hands and walked away.“As soon as I’m done doing my pregame shooting I make sure there’s a path and I take off running to the locker room and I don’t stop running,” Griffin said afterward. “I don’t change that for anybody.”Asked if he would have shaken hands with Ballmer, Griffin said, “I’m not here to answer hypothetical questions.”HE SAID IT“The West is tough every night and when you lose to an East Coast team it hurts even more.” — Rivers.UP NEXTPistons: At Utah on Monday night in the finale of four-game Western swing.Clippers: Host New Orleans on Monday night. 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LEXINGTON, KY – DECEMBER 07: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to De’Aaron Fox #0 and Malik Monk #5 during the game against the Valparaiso Crusaders at Rupp Arena on December 7, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)John Calipari believes that his incoming freshman class is one of the best he’s ever had at Kentucky, and that is saying something. One of that class’ superstars, guard Malik Monk, showed off his elite shooting ability at the McDonald’s All-American 3-Point Shootout tonight, catching fire down the stretch to win the entire contest.Malik Monk Weather Report: 100% chance of raining treys. He’s our #McDAAG Boys 3pt champ with 21pts! pic.twitter.com/p53rqzwLmS— All American Games (@McDAAG) March 29, 2016The highlights are incredibly impressive:Malik Monk gets on late 3-point run. pic.twitter.com/fVtyAEpmpv— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) March 28, 2016Malik Monk (@AhmadMonk )just won the @McDAAG 3Pt- Contest!!!!!!!!! DEFINITION OF A PURE SHOOTER! https://t.co/mjAEFWhfrL— Kentucky! #BBN (@UKBasketbalI) March 29, 2016If that wasn’t enough, he can also throw down like this.Malik Monk: pretty capable finisher. pic.twitter.com/FciQGXVMue— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) March 28, 2016College basketball’s rich continue to get richer. Enjoy Monk next season, Kentucky fans.More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Final Four >>>
We often hear announcers and commentators say a baseball team is “on pace” to win and lose a certain number of games, by simply applying a team’s current winning percentage over 162 games. Those statements may technically be true, but in a randomness-filled reality, they’re meaningless.Sabermetrics constantly struggles with randomness, an unavoidable fact of sporting life and the reason there’s almost always a difference between a team’s observed performance and its actual talent level. Moreover, the smaller the sample of games, the less confident we can be that what we’re seeing is skill and not luck. We’re fewer than 10 games into Major League Baseball’s season.This is why it’s necessary to regress observed statistics to the mean. Things — including baseball stats — tend to average out. But how much do we need to regress? And which mean should we regress to?The most naïve prior to use would be the league average (in the case of regressing team records, a .500 winning percentage). And the question of how much we need to regress depends on what the preferred ratio is of skill to luck. Sabermetricians typically set a regression to match the number of games it takes for half the variance in team records to be due to talent and half to chance.In that case, we need to add about 67 games of .500 baseball (33½ wins, 33½ losses) to a team’s record, based on seasonal data since the MLB last expanded in 1998. (Here are a couple of mathematical proofs explaining this method as it relates to Bayes’ theorem.)So while the Washington Nationals’ and Milwaukee Brewers’ current MLB co-leading 6-2 records come with a .750 winning percentage, we’d really only expect each of them to have .527 winning percentages from now on, based on the information we have relative to our prior (the population of MLB teams from which the Brewers and Nationals are selected).We can do this for all MLB clubs:Regression to the mean lets us get a better sense of a team’s pace by giving us a realistic estimate of its future winning percentage. That’s why a 1-0 team isn’t on pace to win 162 games; in the absence of other information about the quality of the team, it’s really only on pace to win 82.7 games.Another great thing about this procedure is that the “add 67 games of .500 ball” trick works no matter how far into the season a team is. It’s just as valid now as it will be in late July. The difference between now and then will be the amount of weight that a team’s observed results take in the formula. In April, the .500 prior dominates any team’s projection. By the time 67 games roll around, precisely half of a team’s regressed record will be made up of its observed results, and the other half will be the prior.Of course, we don’t have to limit ourselves to a prior winning percentage of .500 for every team, either. We know that sources such as Las Vegas over/unders and computer projections do a better job of setting preseason expectations than simply expecting every team to finish 81-81. If we plug in an aggregation of Vegas and computer models from before the season as priors (using a standard deviation of nine wins for those predictions), we come to the following regressed-to-the-mean records:Whichever method we use, it’s important to note how long it takes for observed records from the current season to start to have an impact on an assessment of a team’s ability level. At this stage of the season, the only conclusions we can draw should be extremely small relative to the expectations we had for each team a few weeks ago.Correction (April 12, 11:25 p.m.): The second table in an earlier version of this article miscalculated the true win and true loss paces. The correct table appears above.
Uli Hoeness admitted that Niko Kovac wasn’t the first choice as the future coach of his club – but after Jupp Heynckes decided to end his career for good and Thomas Tuchel declined the offer, he became the top candidate.At first, the club tried to persuade the current coach to prolong his career a bit and stay at the club for a longer period of time – after that, Thomas Tuchel became the main target but he had been already decided for another club.The Bayern Munich boss spoke about the choice of the new coach as he said, according to Daily Mail:“It was portrayed as having a desperate search. Both of us and Hasan [Salihamidzic] have tried for a very, very long time to persuade Jupp.”Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“When we realised in a final, final conversation that he was not doing it, we were talking to the coach, who was free, Thomas Tuchel.”“He told us that he had already decided. That was a shame, but not a shock to us. He also had no contract offer, but it was the offer of a mutual conversation with us both, with Hasan he had met before.”“Then a few days later we met again internally and decided that our preferred candidate is now Niko Kovac. And that’s how it happened.”
Former Italian FA commissioner Roberto Fabbricini revealed that while he likes Roberto Mancini, he wouldn’t have picked him to become the new Italy coachMancini agreed on a two-year deal to replace Gian Piero Ventura as the new Italy coach following their failure to reach the World Cup.However, the former Inter Milan boss has overseen just two wins in his opening seven games in charge of Italy and appears to have done little to convince Fabbricini of his credentials.“Mancini was a good choice, which I shared, but not mine,” Fabbricini told Foglio Sportivo.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Alessandro Costacurta was given full responsibility for the matter by CONI. He went ahead at 1,000km/h with only three candidates: Carlo Ancelotti, his preference, Roberto Mancini, and Gigi Di Biagio.“I’d have considered some Serie A Coaches, maybe Marco Giampaolo or Gian Piero Gasperini. Also [Claudio] Ranieri.“Costacurta didn’t listen to us though, he said: ‘don’t make me laugh’.”The Azzurri will be back in action on November 17 at home to Portugal in the UEFA Nations League before hosting the United States three days later.
Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTHIS IS THE 3 DAY MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS.WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE DUE CAUTION DUE TO MODERATE NORTHERLY OCEAN SWELLS AND SWIMMERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT DUE TO RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE NORTHERN SHORELINES.GENERAL SITUATION: A REINFORCING COLD FRONT ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS WILL EXIT THE AREA TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE AREA SHIFTS ACROSS THE ISLANDS IN WAKE OF THE FRONTFOR ALL AREASWEATHER: NONE SIGNIFICANTADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTIONWINDS: NORTHEASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTSSEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS IN MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELLSMOONRISE AT 1.41 PM AND MOONSET AT 3.18 AM FRIHIGH TIDE AT 3.35 PM AND LOW TIDE AT 9.46 AMLOW TIDE AT 9.49 PM AND HIGH TIDE 4.18 AM FRIEXTENDED FORECAST: A WEAK FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NW BAHAMAS FRIDAY EVENING AND GRADUALLY WASH OUT WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING ACROSS THE BAHAMAS INTO THE WEEKEND…FORECAST FOR FRIDAYWEATHER: NONE SIGNIFICANTWINDS: NE TO E AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NW/CNTRL BAHAMAS AND NE’LY AT 15 KNOTS IN THE SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NW/CNTRL BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE SE BAHAMAS…FORECAST FOR SATURDAYWEATHER: NONE SIGNIFICANTADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTIONWINDS: NE’LY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTSSEAS: 4 TO 7 FEETGREG THOMPSON /A.T. Recommended for you Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Noon Bahamas Marine Forecast Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weather