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Ann headlines Limerick ‘celebration of life’

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first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Advertisement TAGSActive Retirement IrelandAnn DoyleHome Instead Senior Carelimerickrte Former RTE newsreader Ann DoyleFORMER RTÉ newsreader Ann Doyle will be be guest speaker at the Mid West Active Retirement Health and Wellbeing Day in the Radisson Blu Hotel this Thursday, June 4.Organised by Active Retirement Ireland and Home Instead Senior Care, the event is billed as a “celebration of life” with attendees of all ages enjoying a fun day out, showcasing the fact that a full active life is not reserved for the young.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Both organisations say they have come together to bring a “positive, fun-filled day to the local region”.Nick Condon of Active Retirement Ireland commented: “We are delighted to be hosting this in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care. It is about celebrating life and we are sure it will be a successful event filled with laughter and learning.”A spokesperson for Home Instead Senior Care said guests can avail of valuable information while also partaking in fun activities at the free event. Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article€51.2 million EU payout for Limerick farmersNext article‘Deafening silence’ of Taoiseach in Denis O’Brien saga criticised Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print NewsLocal NewsAnn headlines Limerick ‘celebration of life’By Alan Jacques – June 4, 2015 705 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

KFO says EU fish quotas deal is “a mixed bag”

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first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme KFO says EU fish quotas deal is “a mixed bag” Previous articleRenewed hope that Department of Agriculture jobs could be relocated to StrabaneNext articleStrabane Town Centre reopened after gas leak News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News Facebook Google+ Google+center_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By News Highland – December 20, 2012 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter WhatsApp The government says Ireland has won important concessions on fishing quotas from Europe.Negotiations on the quotas took place overnight, and only wrapped up at 7 o’clock this morning.The end result means Ireland’s been granted a 216-thousand tonne fish quota for 2013.The European Commission was proposing drastic cutbacks, but the Minister for the Marine says what we’ve ended up with represents an increase in the quota.Agriculture and Marine Minister Simon Coveney says the Irish team presented strong scientific evidence that convinced the Commission to change their minds.Among those observing proceedings in Brussels over the past three days was K FO Chief Executive Sean O’Donaghue.He says there have been some gains, but also some losses, and the overall outcome is a mixed bag.Sean O’Donaghue says the North West may have fared slightly better than the south……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/fishkfo.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

Aqueous Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Skyway” From NYE Blowout In Buffalo [Watch]

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first_imgFour-piece jam band Aqueous welcomed fans to the Town Ballroom late last month for a sold-out New Year’s Eve performance in their hometown of Buffalo, New York. The night’s NYE show capped off a big year for the emerging jam band, who spent most of their fall and winter touring around the country in promotion of their latest studio album, Color Wheel, which was released independently back on October 12th.One of the lengthy jams played during Aqueous’ first set on New Year’s Eve was “Skyway”, with guitarist Mike Gantzer handling the lead on vocals. As the jam moves out of the song’s main theme, drummer Rob Houk lays down a hard-hitting groove for Gantzer and Dave Loss to toy around with. Midway through the jam, the quartet picks up the tempo out of a more trancey segment, and Gantzer absolutely lets loose on his beautiful PRS guitar, firing off a series of quick-witted solos.Watch pro-shot video of “Skyway” from Aqueous’ NYE show below:Aqueous – “Skyway”[Video: Aqueous]The second set and encore were highlighted by a monster set-opening take on “Strange Times”,  as well as classic rock covers of the Grateful Dead‘s “Truckin’” and The Beatles‘ “Hey Jude”. Aqueous previously shared pro-shot video of the nearly-19-minute “Strange Times”, a heady original from their 2012 Willy Is 40 LP.The October arrival of Color Wheel was not the band’s only album release of 2018. They also shared an album of live recordings over the summer from their sold-out show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater back on June 11th. Aqueous will head back out for the start of their 2019 winter tour alongside BIG Something early next month, beginning with a show on February 7th at Bloomington, IN’s Bluebird.For a full list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Aqueous | Town Ballroom | Buffalo, NY | 12/31/18Set One: Random Company, Realize Your Light, The Boys Are Back In Town¹, Split The Difference > Skyway > Eon Don² ³ > Timmy’s Blades > Eon DonSet Two: Strange Times⁴, Weight of the Word, How High You Fly > Origami > Auld Lang Syne > Truckin’⁵ > AldehydeEncore: In It (For Me)⁶ > Hey Jude⁷Notes:¹ Debut, Thin Lizzy cover² BUSTOUT: LTP 7/2/17 (137 shows), funky version³ Xxplosive (Dr. Dre) tease⁴ Jurassic Park Theme (John Williams) tease⁵ Debut, Grateful Dead cover⁶ Live Debut⁷ BUSTOUT: LTP 2/26/14 (511 shows)last_img read more

Students Sue To Avoid AP Test Retakes After Glitches

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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Alberto G. / CC BY 2.0 High school students who were blocked by technical issues from submitting their completed online Advanced Placement exams sued Wednesday demanding their work be counted. The executive who oversees the program said they likely would have to retake the tests instead.About 15,550 of the more than 3 million timed tests taken at home during the past two weeks resulted in errors, according to data provided by the College Board.Students have publicly shared their anger and frustration at watching the clock run out while they frantically tried to submit responses.Mika Newey got a series of increasingly upsetting texts from her daughter, Claire, as the 17-year-old tried seven or eight times to upload an AP English essay from their Hobbs, New Mexico home last week: “Mom, I finished the test. I thought I did real good. It won’t submit.”“It won’t submit. It won’t go through.”And finally, “I’m going to have to retake the test.”“I was freaking out. It was very stressful,” Claire Newey said by phone, adding she took AP government and calculus exams with no trouble on previous days.Students who score well enough on the College Board’s AP exams have a chance to earn college credit. The three-hour exams are typically taken on paper in school but were quickly redesigned as 45-minute online exams when the coronavirus shut down schools and put a halt to large gatherings.College Board President David Coleman said he understands the frustration of those who couldn’t submit their results but said no student has lost the chance at college credit.“The worst recourse is that they will have to retest,” he said by phone, noting security issues surrounding accepting work saved by students last week.“We are looking at everything we can do to see if there’s any submitted work that we can grade and score,” he said.“The only thing that would stop us is not some bureaucratic inflexibility or a cold heart. …. We just have to work within the limits of our secure procedures,” he said.The technical problems, Coleman said, appeared to arise from students working on older devices with outdated browsers or newer smartphones that made it difficult for them to upload photos of their written responses.The issues affected half of 1% of tests, the College Board said.Students testing this week have been given the backup option of submitting answers through email, and customer service and makeup requests have decreased.Mika Newey said that took the pressure off of her daughter this week but wondered why such a safety net was not available from the start.Despite the shift to computer testing, a slightly higher percentage of students completed the exams through the first seven days of testing than in a typical year, the College Board said.A class-action lawsuit demands the College Board accept the time-stamped answers of students who could not submit them last week instead of requiring re-testing in June. The suit also seeks more than $500 million in damages from the not-for-profit College Board and Educational Testing Service, which administers the tests, claiming, among other things, breach of contract, negligence and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.“The first week of the 2020 AP exams revealed the deep digital divide among AP test-takers, and it became clear how the revised exam format disproportionately impacted certain groups of students, including those who are underresourced, who lack access to technology or quiet workspaces, students with disabilities, and students testing in non-ideal time zones,” according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in California.Along with students and families, the suit was filed by the nonprofit National Center for Fair & Open Testing, known as FairTest, which targets the misuse of standardized tests. FairTest interim Executive Director Bob Schaeffer and the plaintiffs’ attorneys accused the College Board of rushing out the computerized exams to preserve revenue. Students or schools pay about $94 per test.“This is inexcusable in light of the unprecedented challenges faced by students and their families this year,” Los Angeles attorney Phillip Baker and attorney Marci Lerner Miller of Newport Beach, California, said in a written statement.The College Board’s general counsel, Peter Schwartz, said it would vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit, which he called factually wrong and legally baseless.“This lawsuit is a PR stunt masquerading as a legal complaint being manufactured by an opportunistic organization that prioritizes media coverage for itself,” Schwartz said in a statement.ETS did not immediately comment.last_img read more

The Latest: Orioles GM Elias confident baseball will return

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first_img___The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will lift its dead period next week to allow for in-person workouts for prep athletes.The organization announced Monday that it would allow limited workouts beginning June 15, though education agencies across the Southern U.S. state must also permit it at a local level.Restrictions for the first phase of return include having workouts of no longer than 90 minutes, with no more than 25 people at outdoor venues and no more than 10 in gymnasiums. They also require daily temperature checks and social distancing, along with instructing schools to keep the same groupings of athletes working together each time.Locker rooms and weight rooms remain closed for now. The restrictions include no shared use of athletic equipment. Guidelines for future phases will be developed and shared at a later date. NASCAR fans won’t be allowed to attend when the Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday night, but the sport’s impact will surely be felt by Henry County residents the next day.The Joey Logano Foundation, the NASCAR Foundation and Elevation Outreach are partnering to bring a Convoy of Hope to Martinsville with the goal of providing 40,000 pounds of food and supplies to approximately 1,000 families during a drive-thru distribution at NASCAR’s oldest track.The effort is similar to one conducted at Darlington Raceway in May.“After seeing how impactful Darlington went, we quickly moved forward and scheduled our next event with Convoy of Hope in Martinsville,” Logano, chairman of his foundation, said in a release. The COVID-19 pandemic forced NASCAR to pause its season in March. The race at Martinsville will be the seventh since the series went back to racing without fans last month. ___The Italian soccer federation has approved plans for a playoff or the use of an algorithm with no champion declared if the season is stopped again.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak. It is scheduled to resume on June 20.The plans were approved by an 18-3 vote at an FIGC council meeting. Italian soccer clubs had asked for no champion or relegations unless mathematically certain.Playoffs are the preferred idea but an algorithm will be used to determine the final standings if matches cannot be held because of time restrictions or the worsening of the pandemic. But there will not be a champion if the algorithm is used. The top two men’s divisions are the only ones set to resume their regular seasons. The women’s Serie A will not restart.___English soccer club Brighton is offering fans the chance to have cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stadium when the Premier League resumes.Games in the league will be closed to spectators for the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Five of Brighton’s nine remaining games are at home. The first is on June 20 against Arsenal. A statement by the Serie A women’s players says they are against it because “it doesn’t guarantee true fairness.”They say “we all go out on the field or no one does.”Juventus, AC Milan and Sassuolo are the only three clubs which have managed to resume training. Many of the clubs also have players who are still abroad.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Fans need to send in a photo wearing a Brighton jersey and pay $25.___Italy’s female soccer players are against the possibility of a playoff format to finish their season.A decision on whether and how the Serie A women’s league will resume is expected to be made during an Italian soccer federation meeting.One of the proposals is to have playoffs. That would involve half of the 12 Serie A teams. The Latest: Orioles GM Elias confident baseball will return Associated Press In a conference call with media on Monday, Elias said he was “very confident we’re going to play.” The return of baseball would be a bright spot in a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic, which prevented the season from starting.The draft is Wednesday and Thursday and has been shortened to five rounds because of the pandemic. Baltimore has three picks in the top 39, including the second overall, as Elias hopes to rebuild a team that has lost more than 100 games in each of the past two seasons. — David Ginsburg in Baltimore___ June 8, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Orioles general manager Mike Elias is currently focused on this week’s Major League Baseball draft, but he expects to soon turn his attention toward getting the team ready to play again.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly polls: The Pew Research Center gun questions

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first_img Loading … Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.  Loading …  Loading … Do you support a ban on assault-style weapons? Yes. No. No opinion. View Results  Loading … Do you feel there is need for laws to prevent mentally ill from buying guns? Yes No. I have no opinion on the matter. View Results Do you support background checks for gun shows and private sales? Yes. No. I don’t have an opinion either way. View Results Do you support a federal database to track gun sales? Yes. No. No opinion. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (26) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down Mike Wilson · 217 weeks ago There is already a federal law against the mentally ill buying firearms. When you fill out the form to buy a firearm that is one of the questions that you have to answer. But just like everything else the background check is only as good as the information that is in the database that the FBI checks. Report Reply 1 reply · active 217 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Someone In The Know · 217 weeks ago “Do you support background checks for gun shows and private sales?” I answered no to this because it is a stupid question. Gun show sales and private sales are apples and oranges. Before someone asks leading questions like this they need to understand the industry. Background checks are already required by law at gun shows for every dealer on the floor. It is the private individual that sells at gun shows that do not need to do background checks. Background checks are done through the FBI and only dealers can run backgrounds. If it were made illegal for private sales at the gun shows the problem would be solved. Private sales of firearms at gun shows is a real good way to make money on stolen weapons because no cares and no paperwork is even required. Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Larry · 217 weeks ago Questions 1 They already do this with the exception of private sales. Question 2 Yes, but don’t ban someone just because that wish to seek therapy, Not everyone is mentally that seeks helps for a problem. Question 3 They do this every time you buy a gun with the exception of private sales. Question 4 No, The definition of Assault style weapon is way to vague and could include hunting rifles and even shotguns, depending out you define the weapon. The cosmetic look of the weapon has nothing to do with the function of the weapon. I am a retired police officer of over 40 years of service and also a conceal carry permit holder. I can show you two guns, one being a AR 15 and the other a normal looking rifle and they function the same, the looks are the only difference. A ban could take both guns depending on how you define it. I know how the democrats would define these weapons. They would like to ban the all. Report Reply 4 replies · active 216 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down notlla · 217 weeks ago 90 % of the people ,that are for the ban on assault rifles don`t even know what assault rifles are. ????????. Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 217 weeks ago I’m still having issues when I vote on polls. It always says I’ve already voted when I haven’t and same thing for the “thumbs up” or thumbs down”. It’s been happening for months. Report Reply 1 reply · active 217 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down John Munro · 217 weeks ago What part of “Shall not be infringed” do some people fail to understand? Report Reply 1 reply · active 217 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down Frank · 217 weeks ago YOu cant own a tank, an f-1 fighter, or a howitzer .. someone drew a line somwhere at some point in time .. why cant you own a tank. Why is the NRA not going apes**t over not being allowed to sell tanks to people to ride openly in public? guess the defense contractors havent gotten on their board of directors yet. its all about money and profits for the gun industry. and no matter how many get killed, the only thing that matters is how much cash the gun industry and the nra can take in .. the nra needs the bucks to buy the congressmen who cater to the nra who is now owned by the gun industry… Report Reply 2 replies · active 217 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Guest · 217 weeks ago Larry knows what he is talking about. Poll is flawed. Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down BornInASmallTown · 217 weeks ago The “well-regulated” and “shall not be infringed” are not mutually exclusive. I’m a gun owner, but most concerning to me are private sales outside the federal background check system are unacceptable to me as the potential for sale to a dangerous person This is my potential solution: I’m not trying to start a fight and yes there are kinks to work out, but this is how I would handle private sale: Whether at a gun show or not, the private purchaser is required to obtain a pre-qualifying permit/license before purchase (much like a hunting or fishing license is obtained before hunting/fishing) that is good for a set amount of time. To obtain the permit: prior to purchase, the purchaser must go to one of the kiosks at Cabelas/Walmart/etc. to do the federal background check, upon passing the purchaser gets a “pre-qualify permit” and then can use the “pre-qualify permit” to purchase from a private seller within a set amount of time before the “pre-qualify permit” expires. The private seller must have/keep a copy of the “pre-qualify permit” upon sale to the purchaser. If either party in private sale is caught after-the-fact without a copy of the private sale “pre-qualify permit” (or cannot prove they had copy of the “pre-qualify permit” at time of sale) they’re punished by law with some sort of fine. So long as private seller has/or-can-prove he had the “pre-qualify permit” at time of sale, the private seller is 100% TOTALLY IMMUNE from liability for others’ injury if the private purchaser goes all crazy violent. If the private seller does not keep/cannot prove he had “pre-qualify permit” at time of sale, he could then be liable as accessory or some other crime if the private seller does go crazy violent on people. Would kinks, timelines for validity, and timelines for liability need to be hammered out? Yes, absolutely. But I really think this could work to keep us ALL safe without infringing on my right to purchase more firearms. This would also put pressure on the federal government to just enforce 18 U.S.C. 922(d) instead of trying to pass tons of new laws/restrictions because it would require the federal background check be based on up-to-date and accurate information. Report Reply 2 replies · active 217 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down I.B. Well · 216 weeks ago The Orlando shooter did not use an AR15. He used a Sig Sauer MCX carbine, which is a totally different gun. So, why the big push to ban the AR15? Background checks would not have stopped the Orlando shooter. He worked for the government and was contracted under Homeland Security. (Which, in itself, makes this tragedy stink to high heaven.) Here’s a dose of reality – Bad people do bad things. All the legislation in the world won’t stop them. It’s simply a sad fact of life. Every day good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns who are committing crimes. All gun control will do is take guns out of the hands of good guys and make us a defenseless Nation. Stop the meaningless blame game and finger pointing, and start respecting your Constitutional freedoms. Report Reply 0 replies · active 216 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The following are polls recently conducted by the Pew Research Center. We felt we’d ask the same question here for our weekly poll:last_img