Limerick ranked third ‘sexiest’ in Ireland

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick ranked third ‘sexiest’ in IrelandBy Alan Jacques – March 25, 2015 1606 Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleDream of a City; poem for the dayNext articleHard to pick winner from Dublin Limerick clash Alan Jacques TAGSAbingtonCastletroyEliteSingleslimericksexiest Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LIMERICK is the third sexiest area in the country, according to dating website EliteSingles. Limerick was ranked third after Dublin and Greystones in the most attractive stakes ahead of Cork, Galway, Swords and Naas. The suburbs of Castletroy and Abington on the Dublin Road along with the city centre were deemed to be the sexiest areas of Limerick. “The results revealed that, while Dublin singles are the group most likely to label themselves as sexy, Limerick residents are not far behind, just beating Cork to come in third overall,” said Sophie Watson of EliteSingles. The dating website, which aims to help its members find love, recently revealed that almost ten per cent of its Irish members come from Limerick. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Printlast_img read more

Canada and the Departed at Rolling 7’s

first_img Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Cody Canada & The Departed will be in concert Wednesday at the Rolling 7’s Ranch Event Center. Home Local News Entertainment Canada and the Departed at Rolling 7’s Texas Fried ChickenHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration What: Cody Canada & The DepartedWhen: Doors open at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Where: Rolling 7’s Ranch Event Center, 11700 W. County Road 122.Tickets: $6 in advance and $10 at the door. Partial proceeds go to Honor Our Troops (H.O.T.) Call 741-2317 or visit Midessa Music Fest is in July Rolling 7’s has several concerts this summer: Pinterest Called “a poster child of the Red Dirt scene” by Rolling Stone Country magazine, Cody Canada is on a tour that brings him to Odessa on Wednesday.Along with his band, The Departed, Canada released his first LP of new material in three years with the album’s first song “Lipstick.”Canada is a native Texan (born in Pampa,) who rose to fame as lead singer and lead guitarist of the rock/alternative country group Cross Canadian Ragweed from 1994 to 2010.His musical background goes back to age 4 when he attended a George Strait concert with his parents and asked for a guitar the next day. Canada first started playing guitar at the age of 8.He formed The Departed in 2011 with Jeremy Plato.The singer/songwriter has performed or recorded with Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed, Mike McClure, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Stoney LaRue, Dierks Bentley, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen, James McMurtry, ZZ Top, Shooter Jennings, Seth James, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Medicine Show and Todd Snider.His website detailed that he grew up in Oklahoma and as a teenager was drawn to rock bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam and also outlaw country. In 1994, Canada along with fellow musicians Jeremy Plato (bass), Grady Cross (guitar), and Randy Ragsdale (percussion) formed Cross Canadian Ragweed in Yukon, Okla. The band was named after three of its original members with Canada taking on the role of lead guitarist, lead vocals, and prominent songwriter. They would later move to Stillwater. From the time of Ragweed’s formation until its end in 2010, the band released seven studio albums as well as three live albums.In 2010, the band broke up.If You Go Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – June 8, 2018 Previous articlePound struggles with crowdingNext articleEvents celebrating LGBTQ pride admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Local NewsEntertainment Canada and the Departed at Rolling 7’s June 20: Tennessee Jet, $6 in advance and $10 at the door.June 27: Jake Worthington, $6 in advance and $10 at the door.last_img read more

Gay Methodist minister faces discipline, possibly defrocking, because he married a man

first_imgCourtesy David Meredith(CINCINNATI) — An openly-gay Methodist minister is waiting to learn his fate from a board of church leaders who may ultimately send his case to a church trial that could strip him of his ministry for marrying his longtime partner.The United Methodist Church’s North Central Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals met Friday as part of an ongoing process to determine whether the Rev. David Meredith will be disciplined, possibly even be defrocked, for marrying his partner while serving as a Methodist minister.Meredith has led the congregation at Clifton United Methodist Church in Cincinnati as an openly gay man since 2012. The Methodist Church pledged to welcome “all persons, regardless of sexual orientation” more than a decade earlier. Despite that pledge, the church’s “Book of Discipline,” a document that is revised every four years to reflect current realities in society still bans gay people from serving as ministers, Meredith told ABC News. The book was last revised in 2016, just days before Meredith married his longtime partner Jim Schlachter, he said.Meredith’s sexual orientation had always been a non-issue, he said, but shortly after his wedding, 10 members of the Methodist Church in the Cincinnati area sent letters to Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer of the Ohio West Area of the United Methodist Church, challenging Meredith’s fitness to be a pastor. None of those church members actually belonged to Meredith’s congregation, Meredith said.The congregants cited that section of the “Book of Discipline” that says “homosexuals” cannot serve as ministers. The section reads, “Self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers or appointed to serve in the United Methodist Church.”Meredith and his counsel (effectively his attorney for church proceedings) the Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey explained, Meredith had always been “self-avowed,” living as an openly gay man. But prior to his marriage, the church could not prove he “practiced” his homosexuality.In October 2017, the Committee on Investigation for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church found Meredith disobeyed church law, but dismissed two of the most serious violations Meredith faced, including charges that he lived an “immoral lifestyle” and that he couldn’t be ordained as a minister, but the Counsel for the Church — effectively the Methodist Church’s prosecutor — appealed that decision, Meredith’s spokesman Nick Federinko explained.The appeal was heard Friday in Indianapolis by the Committee on Appeals for the church. The committee now has up to 20 days to decide whether the Committee on Investigation made the right decision and Meredith should only be found to have disobeyed church law or whether the Committee should take another look at the more serious charges, including ones that could possibly result in Meredith being defrocked.“They can take my credentials, but they cannot take away that I am called by God,” Meredith said. “It would break my heart, but it doesn’t change the reality.”Palmer’s office said he will issue a statement once the Committee on Appeals decides whether they will honor the decision made that Meredith simply disobeyed the church or send his case back for another look — one that could lead to a church trial and the possibility Meredith could be defrocked.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sara local hacked

first_imgThe suspect was arrested and detained inthe lockup cell of the municipal police station, facing charges./PN The suspect was identified as 36-year-oldlaborer Ariel Lasconia, it added. ILOILO City – In Barangay Aguirre, Sara,Iloilo, a 43-year-old man was wounded in a hacking incident. Resident Robert Pama was recuperating atthe Sara District Hospital. He sustained hack wounds on the body, a policereport showed. Lasconia allegedly hacked Pama after aheated argument ensued between them around 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 16. It was notimmeditely established what triggered the altercation.last_img

Negros town mounts eco-friendly Christmas tree

first_imgAs a teacher, he also wants to helpraise consciousness that there could be money from waste and something usefulcan come out of it, he said. “The Christmas tree is made ofrecyclable garbage materials. We want to show the Pontevedrahanon and otherpeople that we can make a beautiful masterpiece out of trash,” Biangco said. “This is also a step to ‘Save MotherEarth,” he added. This giant Christmas tree in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental is adorned with decorations made from recycled materials. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMN BACOLOD BACOLOD City – Mindful of the need to reduce wastes amid the call to stopplastic pollution and protect the environment, the municipality of Pontevedrain southern Negros Occidental is celebrating Christmas in an eco-friendly way. Antonio Biangco, a Filipino teacher andBoys Scouts outfit advisor at Pontevedra National High School, conceptualizedthe design, which he executed with assistant Jep-jep Lizada in cooperation withthe Office of Vice Mayor Jimmy Gavan. “The tree also symbolizes the ingenuityand creativity of the people of Pontevedra,” Biangco said.center_img Biangco said about 100 kilos of trashmaterials were used to create the tree. These included empty plastic bottles,discarded household and personal items, old tires, and plastics chairs. The Christmas display has beenspray-painted with yellow on the upper side and red on the lower part to makeit more eye-catching. Red shows the state of being ripe whileyellow depicts “being ready for harvest, abundance, and prosperity.” On Monday night, the eco-friendlyChristmas tree was lit up along with the other holiday attractions in themunicipality, which also coincided with the staging of the 3rd Parade of LightsFestival and the 1st Pasundayag sa Paskwa at the Municipal Park and ReclamationArea. (With areport from PNA/PN) Standing at the town’s reclamation area isan almost 35-foot colorful tree made of trash and scraps from the localmaterials recovery facility and various junk shops.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgA nine-day slate of a potentially 52 games — depending on the results of the eight best-of-five series — will begin with the Carolina Hurricanes facing the New York Rangers at noon Eastern time in Toronto. The top four teams in each conference, meanwhile, will play a round-robin series to determine seeding for the first round to begin Aug. 11. The games will be played in empty arenas.If all goes as planned, the Stanley Cup winner will be crowned about two months from now.MLB-NEWSAP source: No new positive tests for Marlins; 2B Isan Diaz opts outUNDATED (AP) — The Miami Marlins received no new positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing, according to a person familiar with the situation. But second baseman Isan Diaz has decided to opt out of the season, becoming the first Miami player to do so. He clocked a time of 1 minute 24.303 seconds at the Silverstone, England, circuit where he was won a record six times. He was .313 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and about 1 second faster than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.Hamilton needs five more wins to equal Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record of 91 GP wins. The defending champion is also odds-on to equal the F1 great’s record of seven world titles.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MADRID OPENMadrid Open advised not to hold tournament amid virus uptickMADRID (AP) — The organizers of the Madrid Open tennis tournament have been advised by local health authorities in the Spanish capital to not hold the rescheduled event in September due to the resurgence of the coronavirus in Spain. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-PLAYOFFS BEGINNHL resumes with 24-team playoffsUNDATED (AP) — The NHL takes the first step toward closing its season Saturday with the start of the expanded 24-team playoffs in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta. Associated Press Update on the latest sports Diaz consistently tested negative while the season was on hold. He played in two of the Marlins’ three games before their season was halted. At least 21 members of the Marlins’ traveling party have been infected by an outbreak at the start of a season-opening trip. The team hasn’t played since Sunday in Philadelphia but hopes to resume games next week.The infected Marlins players and staff left Philadelphia in sleeper buses Friday for Miami, where they will stay together in quarantine. The rest of the team remained in isolation at a hotel in Philadelphia.In other MLB news:— The Cardinals will see if they can begin their series at Milwaukee after St. Louis became the latest team to get shut down by the coronavirus. The Brewers’ home opener was postponed Friday because two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. Six clubs were off yesterday because of the virus and its effects — Miami and Philadelphia had positive tests in their organizations, leaving Washington and Toronto with no games this weekend. — With the Nationals on a four-day break, new reliever Will Harris will get a chance to heal without missing too much action. Harris was put on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained right groin. The move was retroactive to Wednesday, when he gave up two unearned runs in the eighth inning of Washington’s 5-1 loss to Toronto. If Harris is ready to go when he’s eligible to be activated next Saturday, he will have missed only three games. The World Series champs won’t play again until hosting the New York Mets on Tuesday. Their weekend series at Miami was postponed, and they have days off Monday and Thursday.— The Marlins have acquired left-handed reliever Richard Bleier from the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named. Miami has been seeking to shore up its roster after more than dozen players tested positive for COVID-19. The team has had its season suspended since Sunday. Bleier went 3-0 with a 5.37 ERA and four saves in 53 games last season. This year, he’s pitched three scoreless innings in two appearances.F1-BRITISH GPHamilton takes pole position for British GPSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at the British Grand Prix and clinched a record-extending 91st pole position on Saturday. August 1, 2020 The tournament organizers said on Saturday that they had requested an evaluation of the health situation in the city and that regional health officials “advised not to stage the tournament due to the current trend of COVID-19 cases.”The organizers said they are “analyzing and closely evaluating all the possible options, while always focusing on guaranteeing the safety of all those involved in the tournament.”The tournament is scheduled to be played from Sept. 12-20.Spain’s biggest tennis event was postponed from the spring due to the severe virus outbreak that only a three-month lockdown of the country managed to get under control. With the economy back in motion, there has been a worrying uptick in cases in recent weeks.Spain’s health ministry reported more than 1,500 new confirmed cases nationwide on Friday, with more than 300 detected in Madrid.last_img read more

Wildcats hold their own at Kamloops Female Tourney

first_imgThe West Kootenay Wildcats ran into some stiff competition during a Female Minor Hockey Bantam Tournament this past weekend in Kamloops.The Cats dropped games to Abbotsford Ice, 3-1, and Tri-Cities, 6-1, before dumping South Island Royals 5-1.The final game between the Wildcats and North Shore Avalanche ended in a 1-1 tie.Tri-Cities, a collection of players from three Lower Mainland cities, took the play to West Kootenay from the opening face-off, building a 5-0 first period lead.Trail’s Julie Sidoni scored the lone goal for the Wildcats.Against Abbotsford, Chanel Tvergyak scored three times — two in the opening period — to pace the Ice.The Wildcats scored its lone goal in the second period.The Cats rebounded to pull off a win against South Island, scoring three times in the first period to take control of the game.Stephanie McAuley of Trail led the charge with a pair of goals with singles going to Jenna Wheeldon, Jesse Cooper and Emma Hare, all of Nelson.West Kootenay completed the tournament with tie against North Shore.The Wildcats battled back from a 1-0 first-period deficit on a goal by Merrissa Dawson. Catalina Hartland of Kaslo was in goal for the Wildcats.The tourney in Kamloops comes on the heels of a similar event in Trail.West Kootenay finished with a 1-3 record. Its lone win came against Nelson. Goals by Sidoni, McAuley, Paige Gattafoni of Trail and Hare paced West Kootenay to the win.The Wildcats lost twice to Castlegar teams and once to Kelowna.West Kootenay returns to the ice Saturday with a game against Nelson Bantam House at 10:15 a.m. in the Civic Arena.Sunday, the team is in Castlegar to meet a Bantam House team at 2:30 p.m. in the Castlegar and District Community Complex [email protected]last_img read more

Wildcats in tough as Mount Sentinel hosts BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships

first_img“We have focused all season (much more than in past seasons) on assigning players specific roles. Executing those roles is very much essential for our success. We are a team of eight and all eight players understand their roles and the importance of their roles to our success.”“(Which is) easy to describe, it has not always been easy to execute,” Moreira added.Mount Sentinel has won the provincial title four times in school history — the last time in 2007 when the school boasted both the provincial volleyball and basketball titles.The last time Mount Sentinel hosted the tournament was in 2012 when the Wildcats edged out White Rock Christian for the bronze medal.The Wildcats finished third last season in Kelowna — the school’s tenth bronze medal.The Cats, losing to Fernie Falcons in the Kootenay Final, have only two seniors on the roster — Lauren Spurge and Maya Mierau.Both players have been forced to adapt for the good of the team, with Mierau seeing her first action since an October 30th ankle injury put out of the lineup while Spurge was forced to switch positions this year to bolster the attack.“Lauren Spurge is setting for the first time and playing middle blocker. This is not a preferred mix, but she has adapted,” Moreira explained.“Maya Mierau is our other Grade 12. Her role is equally clear; she is our “go to hitter”. Until her ankle injury a month again she was very successful at performing her role. She has not played since October 30th.”Thursday morning will be her first competitive test in over a month — exciting and yet loaded with pressure.”Friday morning concludes the round robin draw before teams begin play in the knockout stage.Playoffs continue Saturday with the final set for 7 p.m.The Consolation match is set for 5:30 p.m.Story originated from The Nelson Daily For the eighth time in 25 years high caliber volleyball is coming to the Kootenays.Mount Sentinel Wildcats play host to the BC High School Girl’s A Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.The L.V. Rogers Hangar in Nelson is co-hosting round robin games Thursday and Friday morning.“We have a lot of teams ahead of us in the rankings . . . we are going in seeded eighth,” said Wildcats head coach Joe Moreira of the tall task ahead of the host school.“(This is) a fair ranking on the basis of our play/results during last month,” Moreira added.Defending champion Immaculata of Kelowna tops the 16-team field when play begins Thursday.Cedars Christian of Prince George is ranked No. 2 followed by Richmond Christian and White Rock Christian Academy.The top four teams begin play in Pool A.Mount Sentinel is slotted into Pool B with fifth-ranked Kelowna Christian, Fernie and Duncan Christian.Highroad Academy of Chilliwack, Carver Christian, Barriere, Queen Charlotte, Ucluelet, Credo Christian, Fernie Academy and Chetwynd round out the 16-team field.“Staying healthy would be a great pre-Christmas present,” Moreira said when asked about the key to the success of the Wildcats during the tournament.last_img read more

All I want for Christmas is… a Fitbit/Garmin or Headphones from Irwin Expert Electrical

first_imgThe ‘All I Want for Christmas’ series continues with Irwin Expert Electrical this week with a look at their wearable gadgets.If there’s someone special who you know would love a fitness tracker or high-tech headphones, here are some Christmas Gift Ideas available at the Irwin Expert Electrical Showrooms: Irwin Expert Electrical retail is part of Expert Group – Ireland’s largest electrical retailer with 67 stores nationwide. Irwin Expert Electrical have been in business for over 40 years and have a state of the art showroom in Letterkenny and a newly renovated showroom in Buncrana.They are continually introducing new brands & new products, giving the consumer more choice, better prices and, according to Declan Irwin, their success is simply down to having the right mix of products and great customer service.  Irwin Expert Electrical are the North West’s No. 1 in Home Electrical & Kitchen Appliances.FOR THE RUNNERS – WE HAVE A GARMIN TO SUIT YOUNo two runners are the same, and that’s exactly what we keep in mind with our running watches. From the easy-to-use GPS ‘teammate’ to the multisport-friendly ‘expert’ watches that offer advanced performance metrics and more, we have a training partner that matches your level, needs and interest. FOR THE CYCLISTS – WE HAVE A GARMIN TO SUIT YOUPerformance racers and touring cyclists alike need technology that can be counted on. We’ve got you covered with GPS bike computers, turn-by-turn navigation, bike-specific routing, cycling awareness accessories and so much more. Get detailed data about your performance or just plan your next ride. It’s all possible.A GARMIN FOR TRACKING YOUR FITNESSWhether you’re already living an active lifestyle or you just want to get started, we offer you activity trackers and smartwatches with built-in sports apps — and even smart scales with wireless connectivity — to help you take the right steps toward a more healthy and active lifestyle.A GARMIN FOR ALL YOU KEEN GOLFERSPlay your best golf and speed up your game with Garmin’s intuitive GPS golf devices that give you precise distances and comprehensive golfing features for thousands of preloaded international courses. A GARMIN WHILE TRAINING INDOORSPush your limits with innovative indoor trainers that let you work out the way you want and provide a realistic ride feel.A GARMIN FOR MULTI SPORT AND ENDURANCE ATHLETESConfidence to leave the beaten path with multisport GPS wearable devices that look as great as they function. A GARMIN FOR SWIMMERSWhether you feel at home in the pool or open water, you want personalized data that’s going to help your performance. Find a device that’s with you for every lap.A GARMIN FOR ALL YOU DIVERSYou want to go deeper. Or stay submerged longer. Or add certifications. Or dive for sunken treasure. Or simply experience the incredible beauty and diversity of underwater life. Every dive is different. But one thing never changes: the need to know your limits so you can safely return to the surface. That’s why you dive with Garmin.A GARMIN FOR WATER SUPPORT ENTHUSIASTSWhatever your favourite watersport, enjoy it to the rhythms of your own soundtrack. Whether you’re maintaining a hard-driving paddle stroke pace or just relaxing adrift in a cove, we have the gear to help take your music along.FITBIT VERSA 2Gift yourself inspiration–from innovative new sleep features to a modern, versatile design, this premium smartwatch creates an experience that revolves around you.FIT BIT CHARGE 3Start the holiday season strong with our most advanced fitness tracker perfect for any goal.FITBIT VERSAElevate your day with these advanced smartwatches and make the most of every moment this holiday season.FITBIT INSPIREReveal more about your health and your heart this holiday season and beyond with 24/7 heart rate tracking.FITBIT IONICWith GPS, heart rate and advanced features, this smartwatch wraps big inspiration into a small package.FITBIT ACE 2Bring the gift of fitness to the whole family with the activity tracker for ages 6+.FITBIT INSPIREGift inspiration when you give the easy-to-use fitness wristband that motivates your loved ones to move.Irwin Expert Electrical’s Christmas Club is open and will be delighted to help you choose the perfect Gift, you can pay in for it & collect by Christmas. They also accept SHOP LK vouchers. They are so thankful to their customers for shopping local and choosing Irwin Expert Electrical as their preferred Home Appliance, TV, Computer Centre & Household Electrical Retail Store for in the North West.Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny Showroom – Port Road, Letterkenny (Behind Browne Printers – Opposite Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana Showroom – Maginn Avenue, Buncrana.Follow Us on Facebook I want for Christmas is… a Fitbit/Garmin or Headphones from Irwin Expert Electrical was last modified: December 9th, 2019 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)Tags:fitbitfitness trackersgarminheadphonesIrwin Expert Electricallast_img read more

Giants get Buster Posey back, visit with top prospect Joey Bart to Arizona

first_imgPHOENIX — For the last week and a half, both the current and future faces of the San Francisco Giants have been sidelined with serious injuries.After a nine-day absence, catcher Buster Posey returned to the Giants on Friday and will hit third in the team’s series-opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Posey suffered a concussion after taking a foul ball off the side of his catcher’s mask on Sunday, May 5 in Cincinnati and missed the club’s last six games after being placed on the seven-day …last_img