#WATCH Neville pledges jobs for #Limerick and to continue father’s work…

first_imgFine Gael TDs Patrick O’Donovan and Tom Neville outside Leinster House At Leinster HouseSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up INCREASING mental health awareness and delivering jobs for Limerick are the key issues for Deputy Tom Neville as he stood on the plinth outside Leinster House this Thursday before the opening session of the 32nd Dail.“I want to continue the work and drive on the work in suicidology and mental health awareness. It’s a very important issue and something that needs to be continued.”Deputy Neville said that he has informed himself more to be able to continue his father’s work on mental health to address it “politically and to drive it on in mainstream politics”.“I want to continue the service that Dan has delivered over the last 26 years”, Deputy Neville said outside Leinster House, as he pledge to do the best he can for the people of county Limerick.On the issue of jobs, the Fine Gael deputy from County Limerick said that he wanted to work hard on giving people a chance to gain employment and for his role as a public representative to try and attract more jobs to the county.Speaking of his pride at being returned in the Limerick County constituency, Deputy Neville said that “it’s a very proud moment for me personally and I am very humbled by the support and the endorsement that I was given by the people of County Limerick.“They have given that endorsement to Dan on a number of occasions and as I said on the night of the count, I was very grateful of the support they have given me.”[email protected] Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Advertisement Email Previous articleHighest number of CAO applications at University of LimerickNext articleFoil, Arms and Hog will ‘SkiddlyWup’ countrywide Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin Print Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended News#WATCH Neville pledges jobs for #Limerick and to continue father’s work on mental healthBy Staff Reporter – March 10, 2016 1186 Facebook TAGSDailDan NevillefeaturedFine GaelIrish Association of SuicidologyJobslimerickMental HealthTom Neville Shannondoc operating but only by appointment last_img read more

Video helps Antlers reach world club final, Onyango’s Sundowns beaten

first_imgAntlers goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata was forced to make several sharp saves before Mosquera smashed another shot against the bar just before halftime as the Libertadores Cup holders went in search of the equaliser.The Colombian players continued to remonstrate as they trudged off, complaining — with some justification on the evidence of television replays — that Orlando Berrio had clipped Nishi’s heel by accident.After spending 10 seconds reviewing the replays, Kassai pointed to the spot, much to the bemusement of the Atletico players.Their frustration would have been all the more acute on viewing replays as Nishi looked to be offside in the build-up.“We lost our organisation after that first goal,” said Nacional coach Reinaldo Rueda.“Maybe we were too confident. It’s a harsh lesson but one we must learn from to improve.”Nacional had been the tournament’s sentimental favourites due to their incidental connection to the recent air tragedy that decimated Brazilian rivals Chapecoense, whose flags and replica shirts were waved in tribute by Atletico fans in Osaka.Chapecoense had been on their way to play the Colombians in the final of the Copa Sudamericana when their plane crashed into a hillside near Medellin last month, claiming 71 lives, including all but three of the Chape players. Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango of Uganda (C) tries to clear the ball during the Club World Cup football match between Kashima Antlers and Mamelodi Sundowns in Suita. They lost again on Wednesday.Osaka, Japan | AFP | Japan’s Kashima Antlers shocked South American champions Atletico Nacional 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the Club World Cup final, aided by a controversial first-ever penalty awarded by video referee.Nacional’s players reacted furiously after Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai referred to the new technology in Osaka following complaints from the Kashima bench protesting that Daigo Nishi had been tripped on the half hour mark.Shoma Doi made history by converting the penalty before Yasushi Endo added a cheeky back-heeled goal and substitute Yuma Suzuki completed the rout late on, Suzuki striking a Cristiano Ronaldo-style pose in celebration.The Antlers, who become the first Japanese team to reach the final, face either Ronaldo’s Real Madrid or, in the event of a seismic shock, Mexico’s Club America for the title of the world’s best team on Sunday. Those two sides meet in Yokohama on Thursday.Earlier Wednesday, South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors thrashed Ugandan Denis Onyango’s South African side Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 to win the fifth-placed playoff.Video in footballVideo technology is being trialed in FIFA competitions for the first time at the Club World Cup in Japan.The system involves assistant referees monitoring television screens and relaying information on so-called “match-changing decisions” to the match officials during the game.“They kept attacking relentlessly,” Antlers coach Masatada Ishii told reporters. “I’m just relieved we held out. We hung in there and we’ve got our reward, we’re in the final now. We will be fighting for all of Japan.”Kashima were fortunate not to be at least three goals down before the penalty incident missed by referee Kassai, Nacional forward Jhon Mosquera going closest for the Colombians with a fierce volley which rattled the crossbar. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

High-flying Sharks take bites out of Power

first_img“We’re going to get rid of this game real quick,” Power Head Coach Chris Siegfried said.Garcia started 13-of-20, passing for two touchdowns, including the third score of the game to Sale’ Key on a nine-yard pass with just above a minute remaining in the first quarter. The score was tied 14-14 at the end of the first.Former Penn Hill’s star and Penn State grad Anthony Morelli then hit Lonnell Dewalt for his team-leading fifth touchdown reception of the season on a 45-yard pass. Jacksonville’s Jamarko Simmons Simmons and Ex-Duquesne University fullback Josh Rue both ran for touchdowns in the second quarter.Morelli finished with 290 yards and five touchdowns on 20 completions.Jacksonville and Pittsburgh combined for 49 points on the first seven possessions of the game.“We’ve got to match [Jacksonville’s offense]. It’s high-flying, high scoring. We’ve got to take over,” Morelli said.Head Coach Chris Siegried’s team responded immediately after halftime, cutting the Sharks’ lead to 10 on Jason Willis’ 42-yard touchdown reception. It wasn’t long before Jacksonville built their lead back up to 17 with a Wilson touchdown reception.Aliquippa’s Mike Washington added a touchdown catch before Jacksonville converted their third fourth down of the game with a 12-yard touchdown to Wilson for his second of the game, pushing the lead to 51-34 Jacksonville—the way it would stay after three quarters of play. The Sharks were 3-of-3 on fourth downs.Griffin, Dewalt, and Harvey would trade touchdown receptions, and the score would finish at 65-40.Pittsburgh travels to New Orleans to face the VooDoo on April 22. LOCAL TALENT ON DISPLAY—Pittsburgh Power wide receiver Mike Washington runs for extra yards after a catch against the Jacksonville Sharks at the CONSOL Energy Center on April 16. Washington, who attended Aliquippa High School, played for the University of Hawaii from 2005-08. (Courier Photo/Chris Lopez) PITTSBURGH—Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Game Aaron Garcia led the Jacksonville Sharks (4-1) to a 65-40 win over the Pittsburgh Power (2-3) on April 16 in front of 9,773 at the CONSOL Energy Center. Garcia and Jacksonville gained 328 yards of offensive for the Sharks, who scored on each of their drives; failing to score a touchdown on just one possession. Jaron Harvey, Sale’ Key, Isaac Morales, and Jomo Wilson caught touchdowns from Garcia.last_img read more

Nelson’s Sawyer Hunt basking in the glory of Nitros’ KIJHL title run

first_imgKimberley finished the regular season second in the Eddie Mountain behind division-winning Fernie Ghostriders with a 32-14-2-1-3 record.Kimberley started the playoff quest by ousting the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in five games, then knocking off division rival Fernie in six.Next stop was the Kootenay Conference Final where Kimberley dethroned defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks in five games.Kimberley did the unthinkable, taking the first three games of the series — two on the road in the Hawks’ Nest — before winning the series, once again, with a series-clinching win on the road in Fruitvale.In the final, Kimberley’s overtime win in game five may have been the difference as the win appeared to deflate Kamloops as the Okanagan/Shuswap champs came out flat in the final.Or possibly the difference in the playoff run may have been the play of net minder Tyson Brouwer, winner of 16 of 20 games during Kimberley’s playoff run of 2015.“(Tyson) is an amazing goalie,” exclaimed Hunt, who totaled six goals and 11 assists in 39 regular-season games for Kimberley.“He is so consistent and always plays his best in clutch situations.”“(Tyson) is a huge key to our success,” Hunt added, speaking highly of the 19-year-old Lethbridge native who finished the KIJHL playoffs with a 1.78 goals against average and a .949 save percentage.Kimberley meets hosts Mission City Outlaws to open the Cyclone Taylor Tournament Friday.Saturday, Kimberley faces Campbell River Storm before concluding the four-team event Sunday against North Vancouver Wolf Pack.The top two teams meet for the title while the third and fourth best squads face off in the Bronze medal contest.Hunt doesn’t believe the Dynamiters should change anything no matter who the KIJHL champs face.“We’re pretty fast and physical team sow we need to be throwing the body around, moving our feet and just keep playing our game,” Hunt said.“I think that will lead to success.”Along with another “amazing” feeling when the final buzzer sounds for the Nelson Minor Hockey grad. Sawyer Hunt could have been playing for the Nelson Leafs this past season.The Nelson Minor Hockey product had been a mainstay in the system representing the Heritage City association on rep teams throughout his career  — his final season in the Heritage City playing in the BC Hockey Major Midget for a Kootenay Ice squad based out of the NDCC Arena.But the 5’10” 165-pound forward lived part of his life in Kimberley.So when the Dynamiters called Hunt didn’t think twice before suiting up for the Bavarian City franchise.The decision paid off in spades as Hunt was part of a Nitros squad that won the 2015 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship last week by taking out the Kamloops Storm in six games.Hunt & Company now begin quest on the second leg of the Junior B Hockey Championship tour Friday in Mission when Kimberley meets host Outlaws.“It was amazing,” Hunt told The Nelson Daily when asked about the celebration in Kamloops when Kimberley defeated the host Storm in the deciding game 5-1.“I was on the ice when the buzzer went so that was really special . . . and it felt so good just to know you accomplished so much and now we’re champions now.”Hunt’s Junior B career started in Beaver Valley in 2013 as an affiliate player.Last season the Nitros called up Hunt for five games before the younger brother of Dryden Hunt, who plays in the Western Hockey League for Medicine Hat Tigers, landed a roster spot as a 17-year-old this campaign.“I was originally from Kimberley so I had some connections over here,” Hunt explained as to why it was so easy to hook up with the Dynamiters.“The coaching is really good and I also played some AP games for them last season and really enjoyed it so I decided to go.”last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES -30- MIKE SMITH, MOR SPIRIT, FOURTH: “He got knocked around a little bit leaving the chute, then after that it was hard to catch them. He kept coming, but they didn’t stop. He’ll get a lot out of that.” ROBERT FALCONE JR., MIND YOUR BISCUITS, WINNER: “This is great for him. He bounced out of the Breeders’ Cup great, and he gets over the track so well. He just proved today, again, that he’s a great horse. He’s a real nice horse. It feels great.” JOEL ROSARIO, MIND YOUR BISCUITS, WINNER: “It’s worth the trip. Not a bad afternoon. It is always fun coming out here. I was a little concerned in the stretch. We were closer than we have ever been before. They were smoking up front. We got a little late kick and he took off.” NOTES: Today’s on-track crowd was 46,514. The winning owners are J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, LLC, or Summers, et al. TRAINER QUOTES EDGARD ZAYAS, SHARP AZTECA, SECOND: “I think there was quite a bit of speed in that race. I let the horse go for a bit on the lead but I didn’t just want to give it to him so I had to put the pressure on a bit but that horse finished really strong. He’s a really nice horse and my horse ran his eyeballs out. I felt that he tried his hardest.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, TEN BLESSINGS, THIRD: “We got a good trip and we were in a good position at the 3/8ths pole. We kept running, but they were really running up front. They did 1:20 and we would have had to run 1:19 to beat them.”last_img read more

Preston v QPR line-ups: Three Rangers changes, youngster makes debut, PNE duo return

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Belgian youngster Ilias Chair makes his league debut for QPR at Deepdale.Chair, 20, comes in for the suspended Luke Freeman, while defender Alex Baptiste has been passed fit after shaking off a minor injury.Rangers, without a number of sidelined defenders, make three changes, with Pawel Wszolek and David Wheeler also starting.There is a place on the bench for forward Paul Smyth – a summer signing from Linfield. Jamie Mackie and Conor Washington are up front.Preston captain Tom Clarke starts for the first time since April and the home side have Ben Pearson back from suspension.Preston: Maxwell, Clarke, Pearson, Brown, Hugill, Gallagher, Fisher, Davies, Huntingdon, Robinson, Barkhuizen. Subs: Rudd, Boyle, O’Connor, Welsh, Pringle, Harrop, Horgan.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Robinson, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Chair, Wheeler, Mackie, Washington. Subs: Lumley, Cousins, Manning, Smith, Goss, Smyth, Sylla.last_img read more

South African showroom opens in Atlanta

first_img16 January 2014The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a permanent showroom for South African lifestyle products, crafts, clothing and textiles in Atlanta in the United States.The showroom, a joint initiative of the DTI and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), was opened by Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe last week.Located in one of the largest permanent wholesale trade centres in Atlanta, the showroom will serve as a platform for marketing South African products, while addressing the significant market entry costs faced by smaller exporters.Thabethe said she was greatly impressed by the talent and skills that South African women displayed in designing and crafting products that would both promote South Africa’s culture and heritage and appeal to international markets.“We are inspired by the cultural diversity of these products as well as the high quality that we believe will resonate well with American and other international consumers,” she said.“Our focus is now on creation of more value-added products and to improve competitiveness in the industry.”South Africa’s ambassador to the US, Ebrahim Rasool, said the initiative gave small to medium South African producers the opportunity to showcase their products to “an incredibly great market, and this can only help create jobs back home”.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk put Wolves in their place

first_img 15 Sturridge Sign up for The Fiver, our daily football email. 5 Wijnaldum 9 Firmino 37 Traore Share on Facebook 2 Clyne 1 10 Share on Pinterest Read more 5 Bennett (s 87′) As much as Wolves were playing well, chasing a game against this Liverpool team is far from ideal and it was no real surprise when the visitors extended their lead midway through the second half. By that point Liverpool were looking more and more comfortable. Jordan Henderson, who was making his 300th Liverpool appearance, and Fabinho were dictating the game from their deep-lying midfield positions – this was the first time the two have started together – and Wolves’ attacking threat had diminished.Van Dijk had the measure of Traore – the Dutchman even managed to match the forward for pace in a fascinating duel close to the touchline just after the hour mark – and Nuno Espírito Santo, the Wolves manager, found himself in that difficult position whereby he needed to make changes to try to force an equaliser but knew that by doing so there was a danger Liverpool would add a second.That is exactly what happened. Adam Lallana, on for the injured Naby Keita, saw his close-range effort blocked after Salah and Mané combined, and Liverpool profited from the corner that followed. Saiss’s clearance dropped for Salah, who was loitering on the edge of the area, and his perfectly flighted cross picked out Van Dijk, who coolly volleyed home from just inside the six-yard box. Georginio Wijnaldum could and should have added a third in stoppage time after another Salah raid. 15 Boly Share on WhatsApp Share via Email 7 Milner LIV61WOL39% Liverpool 6 Wolves Off target 9 Liverpool 5 Wolves On target 6 Liverpool Facebook Lineups 61 39 Premier League Share on LinkedIn Wolves 32 Dendoncker Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Premier League – as it happened 3 Fabinho 27 Origi 2 Doherty 8 Keita 8 Neves 10 Mane Twitter 10 Helder Costa 21 Ruddy From Wolves’ point of view it was a disappointing goal to concede. Up until that point they had soaked up plenty of Liverpool possession without being cut open.Ruben Neves, however, switched off and failed to track Fabinho on the edge of his own penalty area, enabling the midfielder to run in behind unopposed. Fabinho’s centre was perfect and what followed was a moment of class from Salah.The goal felt a little harsh on Wolves, who had carried the greater attacking threat in the early stages, even if Liverpool were seeing much more of the ball. Adama Traoré saw one shot saved and dragged another wide, and Alisson denied Romain Saiss following a lovely Wolves move that saw Conor Coady release Matt Doherty with a raking diagonal pass.Salah’s goal four minutes later could easily have discouraged Wolves but, to their credit, the home team continued to attack with conviction. Allison kept out Jonny Castro’s effort, following a neat exchange between Saiss and Traoré, and Doherty had claims for a penalty turned down when his sinuous run into the Liverpool area was brought to a halt by James Milner. Share on Messenger 27 Saiss 11 Rui Patricio 7 2 22 Mignoletcenter_img match reports 9 Jimenez (s 81′) 16 Coady 23 Shaqiri Match stats Share on Twitter 19 Jonny Liverpool have now recorded seven successive top-flight games, their unbeaten Premier League run stretches to 19 matches, and when Klopp spoke afterwards about possibly needing as many as 105 points to win the title, it did not seem outlandish to imagine his team finishing the season with that sort of haul.Mohamed Salah is the Premier League’s top scorer once again, after taking his tally for the season to 11 with an exquisite goal, and the Egyptian also set up Liverpool’s second. Virgil van Dijk, with his first goal for the club since he scored on his debut against Everton in the FA Cup, converted Salah’s cross and it was particularly impressive to see the way in which Liverpool closed the game down thereafter.Klopp used the word “mature” to describe Liverpool’s performance and that captured it perfectly. They had a slightly difficult period towards the end of the first half, when Wolves started to take control of the game for the first time, but otherwise this was a highly professional Liverpool display, with Van Dijk’s commanding presence at the heart of the defence every bit as impressive as Salah’s beautiful touches at the other end of the pitch.Wolves have proved to be awkward opponents this season, beating Chelsea and taking points off both Manchester clubs as well as Arsenal, yet their hopes of recording a first victory over Liverpool at Molineux since 1981, when Mark Lawrenson and Bruce Grobbelaar were making their debuts, looked slim from the moment that Salah opened the scoring.The goal was simple enough in its construction – Fabinho played a one-two with Sadio Mané on the right flank – but it was exquisitely finished by Salah. He was standing almost sideways on when he nonchalantly flicked Fabinho’s cross beyond Rui Patricio with the outside of his left boot from about eight yards. Pinterest 26 Robertson 14 Henderson Fouls Jürgen Klopp praises Liverpool’s maturity after victory at Wolves 28 Joao Moutinho 4 van Dijk Topics 20 Lallana Read more LIV WOL Substitutes 33 Leo Bonatini The presents have come early this year for Liverpool, who can look forward to spending Christmas Day enjoying the view from the top of the Premier League table. The good news is that the team in that position in eight of the previous nine seasons has gone on to win the league. The bad news is that Liverpool, back in 2013-14, were the one club to come up short.Not that this Liverpool team is likely to be burdened by the past. Jürgen Klopp has assembled a formidable side and victories such as this one will do nothing to dampen the belief that Liverpool are authentic title challengers and capable of stretching Manchester City in a way that would have been unthinkable for anyone last season. Virgil van Dijk scores Liverpool’s second goal. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Possession (s 63′) Goal attempts Wolverhampton Wanderers Corners 6 Lovren 29 Ruben Vinagre (s 63′) Liverpool 11 Salah 13 Alisson Substitutes (s 76′) 7 Ivan Cavaleiro (s 58′) 17 Gibbs-White Reuse this contentlast_img read more