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University of Limerick goes Wilde about Oscar

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first_imgLifestyleArtsNewsLocal NewsUniversity of Limerick goes Wilde about OscarBy Editor – June 10, 2013 938 Oscar Wilde photographed around the time of his visit to Limerick in 1884A UNIVERSITY of Limerick symposium commemorated Oscar Wilde’s 1884 visit to Limerick when he appeared before an audience in the old Theatre Royal on Henry Street.The event, co-organised by Dr Tina O’Toole and Dr Eoin Devereux (UL) and Dr Kathryn Laing (Mary Immaculate College), focused primarily on Wilde as a public intellectual and cultural critic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘The Importance of Being Wilde’ symposium attracted Wilde experts from all over the world and featured a wide range of papers on Wilde’s contribution to literature, politics and culture.Dr Devereux commented: ”Wilde was a literary writer, radical thinker, tragic hero, wit and cultural icon all at once. The University of Limerick Symposium aims to contextualize Wilde’s work in relation to other scholars, literary writers, radical ideas, and avant-garde movements of his day.”On January 8 1884 Oscar Wilde appeared at the old Theatre Royal to deliver a lecture entitled ‘On the House Beautiful’.According to reports at the time, the event was not well attended and featured a small, select audience.Wilde appeared onstage again the following night to deliver a talk on ‘Personal Impressions of America’. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleMore UPC jobs for LimerickNext articleBillboard backlash Editor Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSEoin Devereauxfeaturedfull-imageLimerick visitOscar WildeTheatre RoyalUL Advertisement WhatsApp Printlast_img read more

John Mayer May Play On Jerry Garcia’s ‘Tiger’ Guitar With Dead & Co This Summer

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first_imgIn 2002, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay made headlines by dropping close to one million dollars for the famed Tiger guitar used by Jerry Garcia from 1979-1989. The guitar had been kept on display in both Indiana museums and Irsay’s office throughout the years, but now it’s getting a new use: Dead & Company.The band, who just kicked off a summer tour with a free show in San Francisco, was contacted by Chris McKinney, who curates Irsay’s rare guitars and collectibles. Irsay sent the Tiger guitar to the Dead & Company rehearsals, though it has not yet been played, according to McKinney. The guitar only arrived yesterday afternoon, and the band had a show to play after all!According to the report in Indy Star, the guitar was sent for Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer to use in rehearsals and on tour. With Dead & Company’s tour heading to the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN on June 17th, the potential for Tiger’s appearance is at an all time high.“You know, the guitar was made to be played,” Weir said in a press conference back in April. “Even if it someday ends up in a museum, I think half the time it should be trotted out and played, because that’s what it was built to do. I know that Jerry would feel that way.” Weir went on to say that he would like to hang out with Irsay, and commented, “Hopefully he’ll be in town when we come through Indianapolis.”last_img read more

Sheriff’s Office Probes Unattended Death

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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) Stock Image.DUNKIRK – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unattended death that occurred near a fishing pond on Sunday.Deputies say 47-year-old Cristobal Navarro was found deceased in the area of Bennett Road in the Town of Dunkirk around 1:50 p.m.Investigators say they are in contact with his family and are continuing to look in to the incident.Originally, crews were called to the Bennett Road area for a possible drowning. last_img read more

MyWebGrocer acquires Buy4Now US operations

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first_imgSeptember 15, 2008 Colchester VT: MyWebGrocer announced today that is has completed the acquisition of the Buy4Now US operations. Buy4Now provides e-commerce solutions to grocery retailers. Under this acquisition, Buy4Now USA, located in New York, will operate as a subsidiary of MyWebGrocer. This will add retailers such as A&P, Roche Brothers and New Seasons Market to the MyWebGrocer client list. The majority of retail grocers engaged in e-commerce on the East Coast will now be clients of MyWebGrocer.”The combination of MyWebGrocer and Buy4Now is a perfect match of complementary companies” explains Rich Tarrant CEO of MyWebGrocer. “The Buy4now e-commerce application is perfect for those retailers looking for a fully customized solution offered through a traditional software license model. Those retailers using the Buy4Now applications will have the benefit and access to the many other solutions provided by MyWebGrocer that will be integrated into the e-commerce platform – including interactive circulars, email services, and our recipe engine. As a further benefit to both companies clients, this merger ads to the overall consumer traffic on our Advertising Network which is a significant new revenue source for all retailers. We are excited to add more great people – headed by Ali Murdoch to our industry leading team and their top notch customers, including Roche Brothers, A&P, Lunds Byerly’s and New Seasons Market to our rapidly growing family of retail partners.””The Combination of Buy4Now’s Enterprise consultative solution and MyWebGrocers deep toolset helps put our customers ahead in this dynamic market,” explains Ali Murdoch CEO of Buy4Now. “Joining MyWebGrocer will create growth opportunities for Buy4Now, our employees, and our valued customers. We are excited to begin this new chapter in our growth.”The acquisition provides Retail Grocers with one-stop-shopping for all of their digital tools and service needs. Shoppers can look forward to more online grocery services in more markets, saving them time and money.About MyWebGrocer:MyWebGrocer was one of the first to launch online Software as a Service for retail grocers in 1999. MyWebGrocer increases basket size, acquires new customers, retains current customers, and drives revenue in-store and online business for their clients. MyWebGrocer has the largest grocery advertising network in the country covering 85% of the US, earning their clients direct ad revenue. Some of their clients include Shoprite, Lowes Food Stores, Big Y, Food Lion and 90 other leading grocery chains. For more information please visit www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external) or call 1-888-662-2284.About Buy4Now: Buy4Now is an Irish company that was founded in 2000 with the backing of shareholders such as Superquinn, Heitons plc and Eircom. Buy4Now provides fully managed e-commerce solutions for grocery and general merchandising retailers in the Irish and European markets. Buy4nows complete solution allows unique customized web stores built upon the Shop4Now platform, Order Management and Fulfillment software, Helpdesk, Email Campaign management combined with 24×7 management and hosting support. ###last_img read more

FAO sees good and bad news as avian flu persists

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first_imgApr 2, 2007 (CIDRAP New) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gave a good news–bad news assessment of the global avian flu situation today, after a weekend that brought word of more outbreaks on farms in Bangladesh and Vietnam.The FAO said the disease has infected fewer birds so far this year than it had by this time last year, but warned that Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria have not yet been able to control it.Joseph Domenech, the FAO’s chief veterinary officer, said the “overall viral load” seems lower now than it was a year ago. “The presence of H5N1 in wild birds is less than it was last year when we saw a surge in the virus, particularly in Europe,” he said. “Also there is more transparency, better surveillance and improved and timelier reporting of outbreaks.”Because Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria have not been able to contain the disease, they serve as reservoirs that could lead to its introduction in other countries, the FAO said. All three countries are “heavily infected,” though Nigeria less than the other two, the statement said.In Indonesia, only 3 of 33 provinces are free of avian flu, and the disease is endemic in Java, Sumatra, Bali, and South Sulawesi, the FAO said. Lack of compensation for farmers has been an obstacle to avian flu control in Egypt, and Nigeria has not been able to effectively control movement of poultry from outbreak areas.”Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam have been generally successful in containing and controlling the virus,” the agency said. “In Thailand there has not been a human case of the disease since August 2006.”The agency also said the discovery of avian flu in Bangladesh is not surprising, because the virus is circulating in the wider region and the country is on important migratory bird flyways.Virus hits farms in Bangladesh, VietnamNine more farms in Bangladesh were hit by avian flu over the weekend, bringing the number affected to 25, Radio Australia reported today. The newly affected farms included some near the capital, Dhaka, where the virus first surfaced, and some in the north.The report said authorities have destroyed about 70,000 birds since the disease was confirmed on six farms on Mar 22. A health official said nearly 500 farm workers have been given a local version of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) as a precaution.In Vietnam, avian flu killed 65 ducks and forced the slaughter of 20 more in Ca Mau province in the far south, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday. The 65 ducks, 20 days old and unvaccinated, began dying Mar 22.The new outbreaks came a few days after the government said the country had gone 21 days with no new outbreaks, AFP reported. The virus resurfaced in the country’s poultry this past winter after about a year with no outbreaks. Most of the recent outbreaks have been in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.Culling in Myanmar, KuwaitIn other developments, authorities in Myanmar destroyed about 6,600 birds on the northern outskirts of Yangon last week after a possible H5N1 outbreak was detected, according to another AFP report today. The unconfirmed outbreak was on a farm in Mingaladon Township.Five outbreaks have been confirmed around Yangon, the country’s largest city, since Feb 28, AFP reported. About 38,000 birds have been culled.Officials said the problem is smaller this year than the one a year ago, when 660,000 birds were killed to control an outbreak around the central city of Mandalay.In Kuwait, officials reported Mar 31 that about 60% of the country’s layer hens were destroyed last week in response to avian flu, though the total number of birds found infected was only 96, according to a Mar 31 AFP report.Health Minister Maasuma al-Mubarak said the number of infected birds had risen from 57 to 96 in the preceding week, with 20 of them on three commercial poultry farms in Wafra, south of Kuwait City, the story said.Jassem al-Bader, head of the agriculture ministry, said authorities culled 1.1 million layer chickens on the farms, representing about 60% the country’s stock, AFP reported. About 1.5 million birds have been culled since this year’s first report of the virus in Kuwait, on Feb 25.See also:Apr 2 FAO statementhttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000534/index.htmlUN news release on the FAO statementhttp://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=22090&Cr=Avian&Cr1=Flulast_img read more