Print WhatsApp Facebook NewsEducationUniversity of Limerick opens new TV StudioBy Staff Reporter – November 16, 2016 782 Advertisement Email Linkedin A NEW Television news studio facility has been unveiled at the University of Limerick as part of a major expansion of its journalism department. RTE’s Bryan Dobson, who is Adjunct Professor of Journalism in UL officially opened the facility this week.The €25,000 kit-out includes a number of high end cameras, lighting and backdrop facilities for TV news production as well as equipment to enable and enhance Mobile Journalism content creation by students.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Adjunct Professor in Broadcast Journalism at UL Bryan Dobson said the opening of the new studio marked “another important stage in the development of the University of Limerick School of Journalism.”“Today more than ever it is vital that students of journalism receive training across all media platforms. The old boundaries that divided print from broadcasting are dissolving in the new online media environment.“Journalism students at UL will now have access to an excellent facility that will prepare them for a rapidly changing profession. I very much look forward to working with students in this studio in the period ahead.” Twitter Previous articleHeadliner for Limerick singer/songwriter Nile St. James #musiclimerick #liveNext articleThe perfect cup of coffee? – According to Maths Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Donegal man appears at Derry Magistrates Court on driving charges Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp A Donegal man has been handed a suspended sentence for driving offences.27 year-old Matthew Wallace of Grove Cottages, Muff was charged with having no insurance, licence, taking a car without permission and possessing cannabis on December 1st.Derry Magistrates Court heard today that the 27 year-old was stopped at a routine police checkpoint in Derry.The defendant admitted he had no insurance and that the car belonged to his girlfriend.He was asked about his licence and initially said he had one but when the PSNI said they would check with Gardai, he admitted no licence.A small amount of cannabis was also found in a tobacco pouch.District Judge Barney McElholm said that this was Wallace’s third conviction for no insurance and imposed a three month sentence suspended for two years, disqualified him from driving for 12 months and imposed a conditional discharge on the other charges. By News Highland – December 14, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Previous articleNumber of power outages in DonegalNext articleHarps Season Tickets 2018 Available Online and From Finn Park News Highland WhatsApp
(WBNG)– With the start date for a potential fall sports season just over one month away, parents of athletes are growing frustrated with the unknowns. “I am in full support of students being able to play,” said Sexton. “I also think it should be left up to individual parents and athletes.” Sexton’s son Parker is a three-sport athlete. He is waiting to see if he’ll be able to begin his senior football season next month. “I don’t think the end decision should be up to the governor or the state,” she said. “I think a lot of responsibility also goes back on us to make sure we’re taking care of our student athletes,” she said. Sexton said she is confident schools and teams will implement policies to keep kids healthy and safe, but added the responsibility should be shared between parents, schools and coaches. “Anytime you step on the field or court there’s going to be a risk to injury,” said Merrick. “This is no different.” Ava plays volleyball in the fall, and Merrick also says she believes the decision should be left up to parents. “It’s that little bit of a carrot dangled in front of them that says hey, let’s work just a little bit harder to get to where you need to be to do the things you want to do in life,” said Sexton. Chenango Forks mother of four Pennie Merrick agrees. Merrick made a difficult decision this summer to let her 13-year-old daughter Ava play softball after recognizing it was best for her mental health. Merrick said the benefits of letting Ava play softball this summer outweighed the risks. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association said the state has not provided guidance or a timeline to determine whether or not the season will begin on September 21. Sexton said playing sports or being involved in extracurricular activities provides an outlet and pushes kids to do better in school. “You’re trying to make plans but you don’t know what you’re planning for or when you’re planning for it,” said Spencer-Van Etten mom Heather Sexton. “She was becoming very withdrawn,” said Merrick. “And at that point, we decided this was a decision that needed to be made whether we were gonna take the risk of COVID, versus whether we needed to get her back out there.”
A visa abolition agreement has been expanded between Jamaica and Guatemala that will now seen holders of diplomatic and official passports being granted visa exemptions.The agreement was signed in Mexico last Wednesday by Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith and Guatemalan Foreign Minister, Carlos Raúl Morales Moscoso .Jamaica and Guatemala already have a Visa Abolishment Agreement for citizens who travel between the two countries for tourism purposes.Last month, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic signed a visa waiver agreement for holders of diplomatic and official passports.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says starting next season on 12 September is “too early”, given his side’s schedule.The 2020-21 start date was confirmed last month but Chelsea face Bayern Munich on Saturday in a rescheduled Champions League last-16 second leg.Even if the Blues do not overturn a 3-0 deficit, they will have just 35 days before the new Premier League season.“Players need to be given a break to play at the level and quality the Premier League is,” Lampard said.It is understood that when English top-flight clubs agreed the new start date it was also clear a break of at least 30 days would be permitted for Chelsea and any of the other teams playing in the end-of-season European competitions.Manchester City also remain in the Champions League, the final of which is on 23 August, while Manchester United and Wolves are still involved in the Europa League, which has its final on 21 August.Lampard saw winger Willian and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek pull out on the eve of Saturday’s FA Cup final through injury, then lost defender Cesar Azpilicueta and forward Christian Pulisic to hamstring problems during the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal at Wembley.“I would like to think the Premier League would look seriously at that,” he added.“Hopefully they give us a fair start next season. Even in a worst-case scenario – we don’t go through against Bayern – the 12th feels too early for me for the players to start playing again.”
“Now you’re ready to go, kid,” McMahon said.Step 1 to success. #Bears100 pic.twitter.com/mwv4rGnYhR— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019Headbands are in again. pic.twitter.com/sS0PBStvC4— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019McMahon, who spent seven years in Chicago and helped the Bears win Super Bowl 20 at the end of the 1985 season, knows from experience the citizens of Chicago will give Trubisky their hearts if he pledges his to the team. Winning games wouldn’t hurt, either. Which Super Bowl ring is Tom Brady’s favorite? ‘The next one’ Related News A.J. Green hopeful to stay with Bengals ‘a couple more years’ Jim McMahon has some advice for Mitchell Trubisky.But before speaking Friday during the Bears100 Celebration, a gathering that marked the first meeting between Chicago’s two most recent Pro Bowl quarterbacks, McMahon gifted Trubisky with his trademark headband and sunglasses from his playing days. “This town has always been a Bear town, and it’s always going to be a Bear town,” McMahon said, via the Chicago Tribune . “I think this is a hard-working town, and these fans appreciate hard-working players. And they know who plays hard and who doesn’t. If you play hard for Chicago, they’ll love you. And if you play hard and win, they’ll love you forever.”Trubisky, gearing up for his third year at the helm after being drafted second overall in 2017, has quickly gotten comfortable under center and is looking forward to leading his team’s resurgence after their early exit from the playoffs last season.”I think the two things in Chicago are that you just have to play with a lot of confidence. And then you have to have thick skin,” Trubisky said. “You just have to continue to give it your all, improve your game and put your heart into this and into practices. Love the fans, wins games and they’ll love you back.”
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s clear watching video of Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Fernie Ghostriders the Nelson Leafs need to make plenty of improvement before the club can even begin to think about competing with the league’s heavyweights.Bolstered by a lineup filled with veterans ready to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup in April of 2011, the Eddie Mountain Division leaders dominated the Leafs for most of the contest to skate away with its sixth consecutive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win of the season.Despite losing for the fifth time in seven games, the mood in the dressing room was rather upbeat as Leaf assistant coach Jason Rushton is confident there are better days ahead.“From the day the kids arrived (in camp) to now has been a complete 180,” said Rushton, who along with assistant Sean Dooley formed the brain trust behind the Leaf bench with skipper Chris Shaw serving a three-game suspension for using “non-approved” players.“Even over the last week of practice we’ve seen then come together more and more,” added Rushton, who played for the Leafs during the first season of Junior A hockey in the Rocky Mountain days. “There’s more chatter on the bench. There more team camaraderie. So we’re only going to grow and we’re only going to get better.”Saturday, the Leafs (2-5) got a taste of one of the early favourites to win it all this season. The Ghostriders, under the guidance of coach and GM Will Verner, are not in this league to develop players. The main, and only, goal of the franchise is to win.Fernie boasts a roster of more than a dozen players in the twilight of their junior hockey careers. In contrast, Nelson, which graduated more than 15 players from last season’s KIJHL finalist to college or junior A teams, is filled with players fresh from the minor hockey ranks or midget AAA. And that roster of Riders totally dominated the Green and White for most of the game, including a spell in the opening frame that saw the visitors ring up a 12-0 score on the shot clock ticker.“We didn’t have the greatest first period . . . and we didn’t come out as strong as we could have,” said Leaf sniper Gavin Currie, finishing the weekend with five points.“We were thinking here comes another game where the team we’re playing is more skilled,” added Currie. “They do have a lot of veterans because they’ve been buying players since the start of the year.” Still this was a winnable game for the Leafs.After surviving the first period only down a goal, Nelson tied the contest with a power play marker by Tanner Burns five minutes into the second period.Fernie regained the lead with a power play marker minutes later. But Nelson once again pulled even when Colton Schell notched his team-leading fifth goal of the season with the period winding down.However, in the third Fernie picked up the tempo, firing shot after shot at Nelson goalie Marcus Beesley. The pressure paid dividends when a scramble in front of the Leaf net results in a penalty shot call be referee Jim Maniago.The Trail official ruled a Nelson defenceman grabbed the puck over the crease area. Thomas Abenante, with his second of the game, converted the opportunity, drilling a low shot past Beesley.“Our D-man tried to protect the net and his body just took over his mind,” Currie explained. “He did something I’m sure he’s feeling pretty (bad) about right now. But it’s a play he made and you have to live with those mistakes and take it in stride.” There was a glimmer of the positive Rushton talked about Friday in Grand Forks. Nelson opened play by stomping the Border Bruins 8-3.Currie, with four points and Schell, scoring twice, powered the Leaf attack.Dallon Stoddart, Colton Malmsten, Riley Henderson, Marcus Dahl and Adrian Moyls also scored for the Leafs. Thompson led the Bruins with two goals while Nick Van Damme added the final marker.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when third-place Murdoch rival, Spokane Braves invade the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Nelson was also without the services of defenceman Raymond Reimer. The 6’4”, 205-pound rearguard was suspended for one game for receiving a game misconduct in the final ten minutes of Sunday’s 3-2 Nelson win over Penticton Lakers. Reimer missed Saturday’s game due to family commitments. . .. Forward Cody Abbey and defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk also missed the weekend games due to [email protected]
The four-day Fat Tire Festival 2017 kicked off Thursday in grand style with Rosemont Jump Jam at the Bike Park next to the Skatepark in Nelson.Riders young and old braved the bike park track for the timed pump track race to begin the four-day Fat Tire Festival. Later, seasoned riders competed in the High Jump contest.Friday, at 5:45 p.m. the scene shifts to Baker Street for the annual Fat Tire Festival parade led by Nelson Police. Parade entrants are asked to meet at Civic Auto Repair in the 700 Block of Baker Street.Saturday, its Kootenay Kasino Day.From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., its the Trans Canada Great Trail 25th year Anniversary Celebration happening at Morning Mountain. There will be a barbecue celebration as well as cool give-aways and a scavenger hunt for the kids.At 3 p.m. there’s the Morning Mountain Poker Ride. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there are Black Jack Downhill Rides leaving from Sacred Ride on 200 Block of Baker Street, heading up Give Out.Sunday, its Morning Mountain Madness.From 9:30-10:30 a.m., its the Kids Cross Country races from ages two to 12 sponsored by Nelson and District Credit Union.At 11 a.m. it’s the Women’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event before the Men’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event at 1 p.m.The Fat Tire Festival is held every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 22 years ago. For more information go to the Nelson Fat Tire Festival website.