Restricted opening hours at cemetery

first_imgLinkedin Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleShots fired on car that rammed gardaiNext articleWill Chambers arrives in Munster admin Facebook Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsRestricted opening hours at cemeteryBy admin – October 12, 2011 971 Email Advertisement FOLLOWING on recent calls on city council to designate a special timespan during which people could access Mount St Lawrence Cemetery to visit the graves of their relatives and friends, Cllr Joe Leddin is now adding his voice to the representations. “The gates are now only opened when there is a funeral but they should be opened on specific times to allow people entry – it’s natural that people want to pay their respects to their departed loved ones and some want to maintain the graves,” he told a meeting of Limerick City Council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director of services, Caroline Curley, was also asked by Cllr Kathleen Leddin if the cemetery would be open to the public on Christmas Day.“It is traditional with a lot of Limerick families to  pay a special visit to their graves on Christmas Day”.Ms Curley said that if the cemetery has been open on Christmas Day in other years, she sees no reason why it would not be open this coming Christmas Day.Referring to Cllr Joe Leddin’s comments regarding the locked gates, she said the council is currently looking at the by-laws governing cemeteries.“There is a health and safety issue regarding the gates – the cemetery is considered to be a workplace but also available to visitors.“We will  take a look at this in relation to the health and safety issue – if something happened  it would be my responsibility but we will look at it,” she said.last_img read more

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Sterling strikes late to earn Man City top spot

first_img– De Bruyne suspended –Though City controlled possession in the first half, the runaway Premier League leaders had trouble grinding out clear chances.Sergio Aguero sent a tame shot straight at Feyenoord goalkeeper Brad Jones, who also produced an unconvincing parry to fend off a sighter from Sterling. City players celebrate their goal against FeyenoordManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F after Raheem Sterling’s late strike snatched a 1-0 win over Feyenoord on Tuesday.With City having already booked a place in the last 16, Guardiola made seven changes to his starting XI and he had to wait until the 88th minute for his side to make the breakthrough.Sterling’s strike, after a one-two with Ilkay Gundogan, means City have now won their last 17 games in all competitions, including a victory on penalties over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup.“Of course winning is better than not winning,” said Guardiola.“In the first half, we could do better. But sometimes it’s difficult. You win a lot of games, you already qualify.“You want to finish first, but you have another chance to finish first. We didn’t have the right tension to play.“But that is normal. In the end we scored a fantastic goal from Rash, excellent pass from Gundogan, and we were able to win.” Shakhtar Donetsk’s defeat at Napoli meant City would have topped the group regardless of the result at the Etihad Stadium, but Sterling’s goal maintained their 100 percent record in the competition.The match also gave Guardiola an opportunity to hand a competitive debut to 17-year-old midfielder Phil Foden, star of England’s recent triumph at the Under-17 World Cup, who came on as a late substitute.Having failed to match Napoli’s result, Dutch champions Feyenoord cannot now secure even the consolation of a Europa League berth.Beaten coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst said: “To concede a goal in the 88th minute was a bit harsh.“I think we deserved more today. I am very proud of how we performed and how we represented the club.”center_img With Eliaquim Mangala deputising for the injured John Stones at the other end, City looked less secure at the back than in recent weeks and the visitors gave them a number of uncomfortable moments.City goalkeeper Ederson atoned for a heavy touch with a last-ditch tackle on Jean-Paul Boethius and rushed out bravely to save from Tonny Vilhena, while Sam Larsson curled narrowly wide.When City did get in behind Feyenoord, Sterling teeing up Bernardo Silva after a left-to-right dart along the edge of the box, the Portuguese could only prod a meek effort into Jones’s gloves.Kevin De Bruyne was booked on the hour for a clumsy trip on Steven Berghuis, ruling him out of City’s trip to Donetsk on December 6.The Belgium midfielder almost put City ahead with a daisy-cutter that skimmed past the left-hand post and both Yaya Toure and Aguero also went close as the second half wore on.City’s failure to make their territorial dominance count left them vulnerable and Berghuis nearly put Feyenoord ahead with a vicious shot that Ederson did well to tip over the bar.Local youngster Foden, born in nearby Stockport, made his entrance in place of Toure with 15 minutes remaining and was roared onto the pitch.With Feyenoord standing firm, it looked like he would have to wait for his first taste of victory in a City shirt.But as full-time neared, Sterling laid the ball off to Gundogan and then scampered into the box to collect the German’s return pass before cleverly checking to send Jones down and dinking the pall over him.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Local Food Banks Need A Little Extra Cheer Now and Throughout…

first_imgBy Madelynne KislovskyThe holiday season is a time of cheer, compassion, and love and many celebrate by donating either time or resources to the less fortunate, but donations are down and charities warn hunger is a year-long problem.There are several locations in the Two River area that are accepting donations for local families that can’t make ends meet this season, and according to the supervisors of these locations, such as the Salvation Army and Lunch Break, the status of this season’s holiday donations is satisfactory, but slowly dwindling.According to Gwen Love, Lunch Break Executive Director, this season has been a little bit of a challenge.Lunch Break used a ‘prescriptive’ method that consisted of pre-packed bags of groceries people received until June of this year.Using a prescriptive method volunteers pre-packed food from a list – one can of tuna, one box of pasta – so everyone got similar bags.“Studies have shown that a large majority of the food people receive from ‘prescriptive’ pantries is wasted because they can’t eat it, don’t want it, or don’t have the facilities to prepare it,” Love said.To avoid wasting donations, Lunch Break set up a new innovative “Client Choice” pantry model that allows clients to choose what’s in bags of groceries to ensure that their needs are met based on their dietary restrictions and the size of their families. Under this method, the pantry is also open for longer hours, thereby serving a higher amount of those in need.“This model honors and uplifts the dignity of our clients, promoting more efficient distribution of our charitable resources and preventing waste,” Love said.On average, Lunch Break receives 100 new families each month from all over Monmouth County, and some in Ocean County. In 2014, Lunch Break donated 45,000 bags of groceries to more than 1,000 families every month. The organization plans to serve over 2,000 families per month by the end of the year.Lunch Break mainly asks for funding, while food donations and drives are also important. With funding, Lunch Break is able to purchase basic items in bulk, allowing them to plan ahead for meals and prevent shortages in their food pantry and soup kitchen. Funding allows Lunch Break to purchase from national wholesalers like Sysco, along with local retailers such as Foodtown, and even purchasing food from the Food Bank to use for their Thanksgiving and Holiday baskets for their clients.The Salvation Army of Red Bank is also finding themselves short this season, especially on certain foods such as corn bread, rice, and gravy, which are basic items that are usually included in their donated food boxes. The organization is also asking for frozen chickens, turkeys, fruits, veggies, canned foods including peanut butter, jelly, beef stew or chili, and boxes of mashed potatoes, baking mixes, and drink mixes. Several companies and organizations, including the YMCA Civic Engagement Program, Arrow Limousine, Long Branch High School, Red Bank Regional High School and the Red Bank Rotary’s Can-A-Thon have aided the Salvation Army in filling the gaps for their Thanksgiving distribution that have been present for months, according to Jesabel Cruz, office manager and case worker for the Red Bank branch of the Salvation Army. Food donations are accepted at the Salvation Army branch from 9 AM-12 PM and then again from 1 PM-3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties have experienced a successful season in terms of what they’ve received so far from donators, but they are seeing a 10% decrease in the amount of food they have received this year versus 2014. “We’re concerned about this because the need hasn’t gone away,” said Executive Director Carlos Rodriguez.For every dollar received by the FoodBank, free meals and support can be given to those in need in Monmouth and Ocean counties. One of the biggest issues that the FoodBank has been struggling with this season is the increase in prices of commodities, especially turkeys. The price for the bird has increased about 17% verses what the FoodBank paid last year, according to Rodriguez. The FoodBank relies on donations of both funding and food to ensure that families receive what they need. The director says the community has come together to help close the food gap, and the FoodBank is confident that those in need will receive a proper Thanksgiving.“We’re going to need community members to volunteer their time, their dollars, and food if they have it. This is a year round problem that we’re dealing with, well beyond Thanksgiving into Christmas, and after New Year into January. We will have an influx now, but we need it to continue through January to help folks after the holidays,” Rodriguez said. The Food Bank is open through Wednesday, closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, but it is not too late to donate. Log into foodbankmoc.org to donate or find information about volunteer opportunities.Local foundations and organizations have also stepped up this season to do their part and ensure that those in need are able to make ends meet for this season.The Jersey Strong Foundation donated $25,000 to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, allowing them to purchase 1,700 turkeys for local families. A lack of funding for these organizations to purchase turkeys came about due to the Bird Flu causing an increase in prices for turkeys. This donation by the Jersey Strong Foundation allowed for 2,000 families to have a proper Thanksgiving dinner. “As soon as we heard the story about the shortage of turkeys, we knew we had to help. Everyone deserves a Happy Thanksgiving,” said Heidi Roma of the Jersey Strong Foundation in a press release.The 17th Annual Turkey Trot took place on November 20th at the Erickson Living Seabrook Retirement Community, where the residents of Seabrook along with the 6-foot turkey mascot walked one of three Turkey Trot courses, the Turkey Course (1 mile), the Chicken Course (1/2 mile), or the Cornish Hen (around the parking lot). Over 500 turkeys were donated by Seabrook residents and staff to the Bradley Food Pantry, Interfaith Neighbors, St. Rose of Lima Church, and Lunch Break, which would feed about 600 people and 1,500 families. The Turkey Trot has donated more than 6,000 turkeys to local charities since its launch in 1999.last_img read more

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Great Start to 2017

first_imgNew Year. New Fishing Report from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Kerry says he spent most of the the holidays on the water with lots of friends in town looking to get out and do something different.  And the fish co-operated as well with some great days for fishing. Here’s what’s on tap for January.last_img

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Modric ‘not for sale’

first_imgQPR have joined the chase for Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell, the Daily Mirror reports.Ridgewell, who requested a move in August, is expected to leave St Andrews when the transfer window reopens in January. Related story: QPR boss targets Birmingham defender (August 2011)Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Arsenal are planning a cut-price bid for Chelsea’s transfer-listed centre-back Alex.Italian giants Juventus are also believed to be interested in the Brazilian, who has been told he has no future at Stamford Bridge.The Daily Star reports that Tottenham as well as the Gunners are keen to sign him.And Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has insisted his club will not sell Luka Modric in January.Chelsea tried to sign the Croatian last summer and are expected to make another offer next month, but Spurs remain determined to keep him.“Luka’s future is here. No one is for sale,” the Evening Standard quote Redknapp as saying.This page is updated throughout the day. Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

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Plants Do Arithmetic

first_imgFor keeping track of their food stores for the next day, plants perform “sophisticated” arithmetical division.The BBC News reported a discovery by UK scientists that “astonished” them: “Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, which helps them regulate food reserves at night, research suggests.”  They were “amazed” at this, the article said.Researchers were “amazed” to find out that plants perform arithmetic with chemicals:Overnight, when the plant cannot use energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into sugars and starch, it must regulate its starch reserves to ensure they last until dawn.Experiments by scientists at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, show that to adjust its starch consumption so precisely, the plant must be performing a mathematical calculation – arithmetic division.The inputs to the division are the measures of starch (S) and the biological clock that keeps time (T).If the S molecules stimulate starch breakdown, while the T molecules prevent this from happening, then the rate of starch consumption is set by the ratio of S molecules to T molecules. In other words, S divided by T.“This is the first concrete example in biology of such a sophisticated arithmetic calculation,” said mathematical modeller Prof Martin Howard, of the John Innes Centre.This may be a widespread phenomenon in the living world.  Birds, for instance, might use arithmetic to calculate their food stores for long-distance migrations, or for storing energy when deprived of food while incubating eggs.Another researcher indirectly calls this evidence for design:Commenting on the research, Dr Richard Buggs of Queen Mary, University of London, said: “This is not evidence for plant intelligence. It simply suggests that plants have a mechanism designed to automatically regulate how fast they burn carbohydrates at night. Plants don’t do maths voluntarily and with a purpose in mind like we do.The article did not mention evolution.The comment by Richard Buggs is telling.  For one, it distinguishes humans from plants, by pointing out how we act with purpose and intention (intelligent design).  Second, it points out that plants have design programmed into them to perform the arithmetic.  The implication is that they were programmed much the same way robots are programmed with software.  Plants don’t have to “be” intelligent designers with minds to perform arithmetic on purpose.  They just have to show the marks of design imputed into them.  If the robot is evidence of intelligent design, so is the plant.  Darwinism would add nothing to this science project but a tall tale.Brits should follow American practice of dropping the “s” from maths to math.  Not only is it more grammatical, it’s easier to pronounce. (Visited 76 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Counting What Counts

first_imgYou never produce results without activity. But you also never produce results without those activities generating a positive outcome.You can count the number of phone calls you make, but that’s only an indication of one part of your effort, your willingness to dial the telephone. It says nothing about how willing you were to engage in the right conversations when someone answered. It also reveals nothing about how effective you were on that call.A scheduled appointment proves that a commitment was gained. That’s a good indication of a positive outcome. But that appointment tells you nothing about whether the prospective client has a problem you can solve, whether they’re dissatisfied enough to change, or whether or not the appointment is with the right person.Face-to-face sales calls are easily counted. And they are the critical interaction that creates and moves opportunities forward. But counting them tells you nothing about the quality of the interaction. It doesn’t say anything about how the salesperson was perceived by the client or whether or not they created the kind of value that generates trust. The number of sales calls also doesn’t speak to whether or not you gained any real insight as to how you might help your prospective client.Most salespeople fail because they take too little action or they are inconsistent. But anything that is easy to count isn’t often meaningful, and most of what is meaningful doesn’t easily lend itself to be counted. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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PH Volcanoes lose steam, bow out of gold medal hunt

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LATEST STORIES But Sunday was cruel for the Volcanoes, who suffered a 21-7 shocker at the hands of Singapore, before finishing the round robin with a 31-14 defeat at the hands of Thailand.The Philippines were holding a 14-7 lead over Thailand in a match that the Thais needed to win to make the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the Volcanoes soon lost grip of the match, allowing Thailand to run away with the win which wasn’t enough for it make the gold medal match.Malaysia and Singapore were fighting for the gold at press time. Lacuna, PH swimmers hope to get out of SEA Games slump UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games FILE – Philippines Men’s Rugby 7s players during the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur at MBPJ Stadium on 19 Aug 2017. Photo by Faiz Azizan/MASOCKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines lost one of its expected gold medals after its rugby7 men’s team dropped three successive games in the round robin match at Majlis Perbandara in Kelana Jaya.The country, which handily won the gold medal when the sports debuted two years ago, got a strong start Saturday, scoring wins over Indonesia, Cambodia and Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

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Nadal makes Shanghai semis, ties Agassi for wins in Open Era

first_imgFourth-seeded Marin Cilic stands between Nadal and a second ATP final in two weeks.Cilic advanced to his first Shanghai semifinal by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4.The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic’s streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of thesecond set.“I was a little bit angry with myself just with not keeping up the good tennis at that moment,” Cilic said.The other quarterfinals – Juan Martin del Potro against Viktor Troicki of Serbia, and Roger Federer against Richard Gasquet – are later Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments MOST READ Nadal has yet to drop serve in Shanghai.Dimitrov extended the quarterfinal to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the third set, Nadal saved the one break point he faced in the match in the fifth game, and broke serve in the sixth to set up victory.“Winning a lot of matches in a row, so I’m very happy for everything,” Nadal said. “Of course, being able to win the U.S. Open, Beijing, and being in the semifinals here … I have to try to keep focus and hold that momentum. We’ll see tomorrow if I can have another good day.” LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return shot against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men’s quarterfinals match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI — Rafael Nadal tied Andre Agassi for seventh place on the list of all-time Open Era wins when he reached the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday.Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win. Nadal also improved his win streak to 15 having won the China Open last week. In Beijing, he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

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