NewsBreaking news#VIDEO Andy Lee honoured as one of Limerick’s finest sonsBy Staff Reporter – December 17, 2014 733 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleWin a DVD: Tommy TiernanNext articleGardai disrupt illegal medicine trade Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WBO World Middleweight Boxing Champion, Limerick’s Andy Lee has been honoured at a Civic Reception held to acknowledge his success at winning the vacant World boxing title last weekend in Las Vegas.The Limerick boxer who has now made his fame on the world boxing stage was also told that “Limerick will not be told no to hosting his mandatory defence of the world title next year”, as councillors pleaded with Lee’s trainer Adam Booth to consider hosting the title fight in Limerick.At a Civic Reception held at City Hall this Wednesday, the newly crowned world champion received a standing ovation as he was presented with a scroll honouring his achievements in boxing.During the reception at a packed City Hall, Andy was told by Mayor of Limerick City and County Kevin Sheahan, that the boxer’s “hometown would not be found wanting in hosting any title fight”.Throughout a number of addresses made by Limerick City and County councillors, Andy was described as one of “Limerick’s finest sons who claimed a world title that the people of Castleconnell, Limerick and Ireland will celebrate as another milestone moment in Irish sport.”The achievement of being the first Irish man to win a world boxing title in America since the 1930s was herald as a testimant to Andy’s “skill, ability and temperament”.Special mention, prayers and thoughts were also given to Andy’s former trainer and mentor, Emanuel Steward who invested time, energy, finance and faith in the Castleconnell southpaw.The whole experience, Andy said, would be something he “will never forget as long as I live”.Lee also had words of encourgaement to the younger generation of Limerick fighters and indeed those from his former club St Francis Boxing Club, in that “anyone can from Limerick can go on in boxing, or in any sport, to the top and become a world champion just like me”.The middleweight world champion also urged local authorities to believe in the next generation and support them financially “as Limerick could have many more world champions to come”.Despite the poor weather conditions, crowds gathered outside the steps of City Hall to hail their boxing hero and fulfill another aspect of his boyhood dream of standing before the people of Limerick, “literally on top of the world as champion”. TAGSfeatured RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Linkedin WhatsApp Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet
Australian one-person band Tash Sultana has been steadily making their way across the U.S. this fall, wowing new audiences at every turn. On November 18th, Tash hit Terminal 5 for a highly-awaited New York City performance. The multi-talented Aussie didn’t disappoint, working through delicately layered renditions of the material on their debut album, Flow State.This week, Tash Sultana shared a pro-shot live video of Flow State track “Pink Moon” from this month’s New York City performance. Set aside a few minutes, throw on the video, and let Tash sweep you away.Tash Sultana – “Pink Moon” [Pro-Shot][Video: Dara Munnis + Lori Gutman via Tash Sultana]The multi-talented 23-year-old musician played all 15 instruments heard on Flow State, from guitars, bass and drums to piano, saxophone, and flute. All that skilled musicianship is buoyed by Tash’s uniquely dream-like vocals, which can evoke comparisons to Macy Gray, Norah Jones, Christina Aguilera, Chris Martin, and more, depending on the song, while still managing to sound wholly new and original. Flow State moves deftly through a variety of styles and genres, from laid-back surf jams to Lenny Kravitz-style fuzz rock and everything in between, fully showcasing Sultana’s broad spectrum of musical abilities. Even in the wake of enormous hype, Flow State assures what those in the know have been hip to for some time now: Tash Sultana is going to be one of the next big stars. Count on it.Tash Sultana – Flow State – Full AlbumTash Sultana’s U.S. swing will wrap up this weekend with a pair of performances at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theater (11/29, 11/30) and a stop at the Shrine Expo Center in Los Angeles (12/1). From there, Sultana will head back to Australia for a number of dates throughout the early months of 2019. As of now, Tash’s only scheduled 2019 U.S. date will take place at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival, set to take place in early May. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to Sultana’s website here.
A lot of people ask me what a typical day-in-the-life on the road is like. It’s a hard question to answer. Some weeks I’m at one of our office locations, cranking away at articles behind a desk from 9–5 like the rest of the world. Other days I’m driving for hours up and down backcountry roads and interstates, en route to the next destination. But a lot of those mundane days are broken up with fun stuff, and even when I’m stuck in the office with my spread of notes before me, three cups of coffee deep, I’m usually writing about one of my most recent adventures, so it’s really not that bad.In May, I hit the road for Brevard, N.C., to do some research on this month’s road trip issue. In particular, I was in town for one thing: Looking Glass. Probably one of the most iconic climbing destinations in western North Carolina, Looking Glass is located in Pisgah National Forest and can be seen from multiple overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s a striking granite monolith that rises from the forest floor, reflecting the sun’s brilliance overhead (hence the name).I’d never been to Looking Glass Rock before, and decided I was overdue. With the help of brothers and climbers Jonathan & Michael Dull, we shimmied up the 300-foot multi-pitch route Rat’s Ass before the inevitable afternoon showers rolled in.Gotta say, some days, I really do love the view from the office! Can’t beat it.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The body of a white male was found in the woods in Herricks on Monday, Nassau County police said. The male, who has yet to be identified, was discovered dead in the vicinity of Old Searingtown Road and Searingtown Road at 1:40 p.m., police said. He was wearing black pants, a tan olive jacket, blood hooded sweatshirt and blue sneakers. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office, where the cause of death will be determined. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the victim is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are anonymous.
Work has started on the Queen’s Wharf project which is tipped to lead to a renewed interest in the Brisbane property market. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonI WAS in Sydney this week meeting with a series of buyer’s agents, financial planners and accountants.With so much chatter about a slow down in the Sydney and Melbourne markets, there is renewed interest in Brisbane and what upside still exists in that property market.I met with these professionals to get a better understanding of their clients needs and give them some information about what is happening on the ground in Brisbane.What I shared with them was a quick history lesson.To understand the difference between Brisbane and the other eastern seaboard capital cities you need to look at the market movements before the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).In 2007 Brisbane experienced a fabulous property boom. INTEREST IN THE UNIT MARKET STARTING TO LIFT AGAIN It was unexpected, it drove prices across the city and it was not experienced in those capital cities south of the Queensland border.However a year later, when the GFC hit, the market suffered a significant decline, while Sydney and Melbourne were not affected to the same extent.Over the past six years, however there has been worldwide focus on the thriving Sydney and Melbourne markets.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoNew developments such as Queen’s Wharf could lead to renewed interstate interest in the Brisbane property market according to Haesley Cush. Picture: AAP/David ClarkFuelled by low interest rates, international buyer interest and bullish confidence those regions have roared to unexpected heights, while Brisbane has remained relatively dormant.But like in every market, they are cyclical and it’s time for those markets to simmer.Which is why the attention is now on Brisbane. Brisbane house prices did see a correction, our properties are considerably cheaper than our southern neighbours. Our apartment prices have taken a battering over the past four years and they are now at all time lows.But value alone will not drive a market, there needs to be a spark of confidence to light the fuse first and I believe that comes in the form of the Queen’s Wharf Development.This casino will change Brisbane from a stop over to a destination. It will create jobs. This means that those inner city units that have seen a drop in rental prices will now be filled with tenants seeking accommodation close to work. Those yields will entice investors to buy and that competition will see rents and sale prices rise. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to buy the right apartment01:01 Those tourism dollars will flow into the housing market, which will see locals and businesses benefit. This confidence will underpin interstate buyers looking for a capital return to back the Brisbane market, it will give locals confidence to continue to compete for their desired property and that should light the fuse on the local Brisbane market.With Brisbane’s fabulous weather, its location close to sandy beaches and theme parks, and its easy access from Asia it has all the hallmarks of one stop family holiday spot. With infrastructure comes opportunity and I believe the next 12 months will see a lot of interest from interstate and international buyers competing for their own little slice of the Sunshine State.
Shrum has worked on campaigns including the Gore-Lieberman and Kerry-Edwards presidential campaigns.Dowd, who worked as a chief strategist on the 2004 Bush-Cheney presidential campaign and the 2006 Schwarzenegger California gubernatorial re-election campaign, took part in a conversation titled “The Loss of Trust and the Future of America.”The event began with Shrum asking Dowd questions about the current political landscape before opening the room up to questions from the audience.Shrum, a friend of Dowd’s despite their work for opposing parties, began his questioning on the topic of trust in American institutions.“I think we are at a point of time where the loss of trust is at the lowest point it has been,” Dowd said. “Every institution in the country has lost trust simultaneously.”He described how this loss of trust is not limited solely to the government and bureaucracy. According to Dowd, this distrust has also extended to corporate institutions that are now seen as being more interested in profit than the welfare of their employees. He said that mistrust has risen even in the world of sports, where recent performance enhancement allegations are leaving the populace wondering who they can trust.“I think we are at a very traumatic time,” Dowd said. “There are a lot of people struggling with where [they] belong. I think in [this time] it’s a great opportunity if leaders emerge in the right way.”Moving forward to the upcoming 2014 midterm elections and 2016 presidential election, Dowd felt that the candidate who wins, regardless of party, needs to actively work to impact change in the government.“The country wants someone to emerge,” he said. “People want a leader of the country and then leader of the party far down the list. It’s time to make some transformational change in the way the country is run.”Regardless of whether the Republicans or Democrats win the midterms, Dowd said he fears that the two parties will misinterpret the victory as Americans being in support of where their party is headed in a time when both parties have historically low approval ratings. He describes the Republican Party as “a Mad Men party in a Modern Family world” and the Democratic Party as having to overcome the president’s poor approval rating.Identifying himself as an independent, Dowd identified polarization as a serious issue in American politics today, saying that 30 years ago, 75 percent of people were likely to live next door to someone of a different political affiliation — today, this is only true for 25 percent of people. He partially attributes this to the growth of media.“It’s much easier to confirm our beliefs,” he said. “We are uncomfortable with information that might prove we are wrong.”Dowd also described his experience working closely with President George W. Bush. He also said that Bush’s presidency was quickly disrupted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Dowd had been asked by the White House to conduct polling on Sept. 10, 2001, to see how the American populace was feeling about domestic and economic policy, and he was asked to fly out to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11 to brief the White House on his findings.“There was not a single question about foreign policy mentioned in the poll,” Dowd said.According to Dowd, that changed with the involvement of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who took on a greater role in managing White House policy after the 9/11 attacks.“The Vice President didn’t care much about domestic issues. He either wouldn’t come to the meetings or didn’t participate,” Dowd said. “That changed on Sept. 11.”Dowd said Cheney became much more involved in White House affairs due to his past experience in foreign policy. Dowd described the former Vice President’s interests as “not bipartisan.”Following how the country has shifted with both the Bush and Obama presidencies, Dowd said that the most important factor in the next presidential election is finding an effective leader.“Ultimately presidential and national elections are about big values,” he said. “We want someone who is strong and has a sense of community.”community.” Matthew Dowd, ABC News political correspondent and campaign strategist, came to speak with Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences professor and former political consultant Bob Shrum on Tuesday as part of the Department of Political Science’s Political Conversations series on Tuesday.A house divided · Dornsife Professor Bob Shrum (left) and ABC News political correspondent Matthew Dowd (right) spoke on campus Tuesday. – Emma Peplow | Daily Trojan