Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp TAGSEducate Togetherlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival A GROUP of parents in Limerick have launched a campaign for an Educate Together secondary school for Limerick.Currently, Limerick has two Educate Together Primary schools – Limerick School Project and Limerick Educate Together National School – but there is no secondary school for parents who wish for their children to continue to be educated under that ethos.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In view of the growing numbers of primary school-aged children, the Department of Education and Skills is currently considering providing space for a new secondary school for Limerick as part of the Southern Environs Local Area Plan 2011-2017.Concerned parents from Limerick School Project and Limerick Educate Together NS are urging all parents with young children to support their initiative by filling out an ‘Expression of Interest’ form to support an additional secondary school.The group hopes that if sufficient numbers of parents express an interest in an Educate Together post-primary school in Limerick, the Department of Education may take their wishes into consideration when making a decision.Spokesperson Janine Nehrig said: “Often, parents are confused about how Educate Together schools differ from other schools. They do not differ with regard to teaching the national curriculum to highest standards but offer additional benefits for children, based on their equality-based and child-centred ethos that emphasises co-educational and democratic values.“These principles of inclusion, acceptance and cooperation are highly valued by parents and children alike as they foster independence and passion in learning. As yet, there is no equivalent second level choice for students who wish to maintain this ethos in their secondary education here in Limerick. Showing your interest in establishing an Educate Together secondary school would give more children in Limerick that choice.”The group has stressed that showing support for the campaign “does not imply any commitment” and will simply show there is demand for another second level school in Limerick.Any parents or guardians interested in supporting the campaign can log ontowww.limerick2ndlevel.com and complete a short expression of interest form.For further information, visit the website or contact the parents committee [email protected] Previous articleCraft Hub’s rewards for crowdfundingNext articleWhen Power is in perdition John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsCampaign for Educate Together secondaryBy John Keogh – July 18, 2015 977
So, now begins the Pizza Time Players’ “Farewell Tour,” as the Players will be gradually phased out of all Chuck E. Cheese’s locations over the next couple years. However, with such notable pretend rock stars heading into retirement in mass quantities, you can be sure that some tech-savvy nostalgic will acquire some Party Time Players of their own and craft some homemade animatronic musical magic in their garage. And now that they’re free from the creative shackles of the kids’ circuit, perhaps their best work is still ahead of them…[h/t – NPR] It’s the end of an era, kiddos: The Pizza Time Players, the animatronic animal band fronted by Mr. Chuck E. Cheese himself, are set to be retired by the nationwide kids’ entertainment/pizza restaurant chain.Music fans love recounting their earliest concert experiences, trading stories about the first show they saw, the first time a performance moved them in some way. Though they may not mention it as such (or even fully remember it at all), many fans’ earliest “concert” experiences took place at Chuck E. Cheese’s: “Where a kid can be a kid,” and where the self-worth of every kid under the age of 5 can be proudly measured in how many tickets they’d won and how big a toy they’ve been able to acquire from the prize counter.Led by the chain’s singing rodent mascot with a bad New York accent, The Pizza Time Players have been helping parents tire kids out after a long day of games, ball pits, sugar-y sodas, and all-around innocent bliss for more than 40 years. However, in today’s world–where young kids were born with smartphones and tablets and a whole spectrum of high-quality technological entertainment at their fingertips–Chuck and his robot animal backing band simply weren’t getting the same reactions they used to. As the band’s “manager”/Chuck E. Cheese’s CEO Tom Leverton tells NPR, “Back [in 1977],” he explains, ” kids’ expectations of technology were much, much lower. A child today has such high expectations for entertainment that the animatronics, even at their absolute best, can’t live up to those expectations.” And, of course, the animatronics were not always at their absolute best. In many of the older restaurants, the robots have been in comically bad shape in recent years–exuding vibes closer to “creepy cackling monster nightmare” than “innocent youthful fun.”Watch this compilation of the Top 10 Chuck E. Cheese Animatronic Malfunctions below via YouTube user TPMvids: read more
The family of a teacher imprisoned over charges of partaking in protests loyal to former president Mohamed Morsi has said that he remains in prison, despite the fact that he was granted a presidential amnesty in late September. The Mo3taqaleen website has said that the family of Mohamed Talaat Shemeis, a senior math teacher from Mansoura, Daqahlia, confirmed that the 65-year-old was not released, though he was granted amnesty along with 100 other detainees days before the holy Islamic Eid al-Adha feast.The family added that Shemeis now suffers from skin cancer, due to poor sanitation in prison, and demanded a health release for “unjustified intransigence” by his wardens.Occasional prison deaths have been reported since the 2011 uprising. In early June, a report by the National Council for Human Rights blamed authorities for the mounting number of prison deaths due to torture and poor incarceration conditions. read more
Everton are in Russia to face Krasnodar after a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in their first Group H fixture.Darren Gibson and Aiden McGeady are in the Everton squad for the game which kick’s off at 5. Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy will sit this one out for the Toffee’s as they are both recovering from injuries.Elsewhere, Tottenham host Turkish side Besiktas and Celtic are at home to Dinamo Zagreb from Croatia after both drew their openers.
Former Manchester City striker, Alvaro Negredo have completed his move from Valencia to Turkish giants, Beşiktaş.Earlier on Tuesday, a picture of Negredo’s agreement with Beşiktaş was released by a twitter user, Turkish Football, with the Spaniard signing a three-year contract, and to earn around €4 million per year. Video Credit: Twitter.com – Beşiktaş JK RelatedMarcelino Bringing Big Dreams Back To The MestallaOctober 25, 2017In “Europe”WEEKEND TAKEAWAY: Look in the Mirror Jose, Man United is CrumblingDecember 17, 2018In “Articles”Antonio Conte: Diego Costa’s Chelsea Future Closed Since JanuaryJuly 21, 2017In “England” Beşiktaş announced the sign with a rather pseudo-hilarious video, in which Negredo answered the call of another summer signing, Pepe, to “come to Beşiktaş”.#ComeToBeşiktaş ⚡ pic.twitter.com/x2o2xmsc2R— Beşiktaş JK (@Besiktas) August 2, 2017Negredo became Besiktas’ second “big name” summer signing, following the move of Pepe from Real Madrid to the Turkish capital club.Negredo, who joined Middlesbrough on loan from Valencia last season, returned to the Spanish side following Boro’s relegation from the Premier League, a campaign in which Negredo only managed to score eight goals. read more
3. Political forumsâ€¦As you know Sumner Newscow is featuring political forums of the Wellington city and school candidates. We did the school board candidates last week, and will proceed with the city candidates this week.If for anything else, read the forums because they are packed full of juicy little news nuggets. For instance, school board candidate Larry Mangan had a good answer to the Sumner Newscow’s question about some of construction issues with the Wellington High School building built 10 years old.He answered:“The school district opted to not retain a day-to-day construction inspector on this multi-million dollar new high school project back in 2003/2004. While it would have been a significant cost for a daily construction inspector in hindsight it might have averted some of the construction problems (roofing, electrical, etc.). I attended the monthly construction progress meetings along with school officials, the general contractor, subcontractors and the City Building Inspector. However, there was no one inspecting the work on a daily basis, only after everything was covered up.”Hmmmâ€¦.How does that saying go? “An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.”I think my first novel will be, “25 years of decision making by the Wellington school boards and officials.” Problem is, people would think I was making it all up. 2. Shockersâ€¦ I can’t pretend to be the biggest Wichita State University Shocker fan. I’ve seen two WSU games this year: Thursday’s game with Pittsburgh and then the game on Saturday against Gonzaga.But that didn’t mean I wasn’t on the floor screaming my guts out in the final five minutes in Saturday’s WSU’s win over Gonzaga. Cheering for WSU is kind of like cheering for Wellington. It’s your local team, but you take them for granted, unless it does something spectacular and then you are completely all in.It’s different with KU or K-State or OSU or others – where they are your designated favorite teams – and you live life through them.WSU basketball is the only program from this area that performs on a big-time national scale. I was wondering who the Wichita civic leaders were way back in the 19th Century when people were deciding where to put things in Kansas, because they should have been fired or at least have their prized mare taken away. Wichita got nothing!Let’s see: the two major universities are parked in northeast Kansas, the state capitol is in northeast Kansas; heck the prisons are in northeast Kansas. That’s not to mention Kansas City and all its major city amenities including professional ball teams being down the road.What did we get down here? Mental institutions! And they closed a couple of those down already.So seeing the Shockers beat Gonzaga is definitely a regional triumph. Northeast Kansas people can just kiss it. 5. Shout out of the weekâ€¦I’m giving this week’s shout out to Darren McDorman, the South Haven head boys basketball coach who retired this month. McDorman has won two state runner-up championships in three years and 60 wins and only nine losses. More importantly he has done it with class. Let’s hope we will see him back on the sidelines soon. 4. Electronic signâ€¦Speaking of things not working, the electronic sign in front of the high school has been inoperable for awhile, but thanks to the Wellington site council and the generous donation from J.C. Long and the Bank of Commerce, a new one will be implemented soon (see story here).J.C. sent me an e-mail clarifying the funding of the new sign. He states:“The Bank of Commerce was approached by Bryan Edwards and the WHS Site Council to fix or purchase two electronic signs at the entrance of WHS in December 2012.The Bank of Commerce agreed to purchase, install, insure and upgrade the software as needed of the electronic sign for a period of 120 months from installation.Â Â The only other advertiser besides Wellington High School is The Bank of Commerce.WHS will be in control of all WHS advertisements/announcements and The Bank of Commerce will be in control of their advertisements/announcements.Â USD 353 and The Bank of Commerce may review the agreement annually if needed.”Special thanks to J.C. and the Wellington Site council for getting this sign back in operation. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Five Cueball thoughts for March 24, 2013â€¦.1. March Madnessâ€¦Longtime Cueball readers, and I know you are, know how much I love the NCAA basketball tournament. But this year’s tourney has been exceptionally sweet.The tournament pretty much includes every college team I’m interested in: Colorado State, my alma mater; Kansas State, my adopted home school; KU, the No. 1 sports program in the state of Kansas; and Wichita State, our local up-the-road college sports team. And then there are always the various illegitimate, ill-conceived tournament brackets I have filled out.Â And the tournament games have been so, so good. Since Thursday, I’ve experienced about every form of emotion possible. Friday, I was experiencing suicidal tendencies after the K-State debacle. That feeling didn’t subside much after watching the Jayhawks grind their way through a less-than-spectacular performance with 16th seed Western Kentucky. I won’t bore you with Colorado State, but on Saturday night, all my depression was wiped away with that stunning Wichita State victory over Gonzaga.My physician wife claims you can’t have a heart attack based on high-stressed moments. Good thing. I might have had six of them already.Problem is it isn’t over. As I’m writing this KU still has yet to play Roy Williams’ North Carolina in Kansas City.The tournament is the greatest sporting event out there. The guys who made this the spectacle that it is are pure geniuses – even with the incessant AT&T television commercial. 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 (21) 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. -3 Vote up Vote down Billy · 385 weeks ago An above-average mid-major beating another above-average mid-major is hardly “spectacular.” The 3 point shootout was exciting. An average high-major trying to play a physical game with an average Big East team and losing is hardly a “debacle.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Sandy · 385 weeks ago You didn’t mention any thing about WSU girls making it to the NCAA tournament. Oh well thats the way it goes for the lady who work just as hard as the boys. I watch them and they did there darness. Report Reply 7 replies · active 385 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Billy · 385 weeks ago An above-average mid-major beating another above-average mid-major is hardly “spectacular.” The 3 point shootout was exciting. Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 385 weeks ago Does no one see an issue with funding anything with advertisements at the school? Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Yes & No · 385 weeks ago 3 items: (1) shame on the school board that appoved the current local early retirement plan (2) Thank you JC Long and Bank of Commerce and thank you Impact Bank for scoreboard (3) Congrats to Coach McDorman, job well done. Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down anon · 385 weeks ago “No. 1 sports program in the state of Kansas” that’s stretching it a bit isn’t it CB??? What do they have except basketball, men’s bb??? the answer is NOTHING… and most ku fans don’t care about anything else…as them about football and they’ll look at you as if you’re from outer space… at least ksu and wichita state aren’t one trick ponies like ku. Report Reply 4 replies · active 385 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 385 weeks ago I dont consider KU and KSATE major sports university’s. KU is just a basketball school, that rarely gets out of the 2nd rd and K State well kets just say that if you have NEVER played for a National Championship then you arent a football powerhouse Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Phil · 385 weeks ago anon, Your question about what does KU have except men’s basketball? Here’s a few things. Well, the women’s basketball team is in the NCAA tournament and won their 1st Rd. The women’s Track team was Indoor National Champion runner-ups and are pre-season ranked #1 in outdoor. The women’s Volleyball team made the NCAA tournament and won their 1st Rd. The men’s bowling team made it to Nationals (2nd year in a row) Women’s softball team is currently 21-6 and ranked in the top 25. So with those combined accomplishments…I think is more than “NOTHING” Maybe you should do your research first before posting. Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Billy · 385 weeks ago “rarely gets out of the 2nd rd” Rarely????? 42 tournament appearances – 30 sweet 16s, 21 elite 8s, 14 final fours. 71% of the time they advance past the 2nd rd. That’s rarely “rarely.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 385 weeks ago Go A-r-i-z-o-n-a ! Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago 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. 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11 Mar 2013 Keeble denied by costly three putt England boy cap Bobby Keeble came within a shot of winning the one-day Western Province under 23 Stroke Play Championship at Durbanville Golf Club near Cape Town. In perfect conditions, Nathan Scott held out to win a shootout against Keeble, Scott finishing on 139, one clear despite the Essex youngster firing an afternoon 68, the best round of the day. The morning lead was shared by Aslam Mallick and Deniz Palanduz on 3 under 69, but the afternoon saw Keeble and Scott blitz the front nine. Scott made six birdies in the first 11 holes while Keeble was seven under for his first 13 holes. When Scott dropped shots on 12 and 13 it looked like it was Keeble’s title, but the 18 year old hit a poor drive to drop a shot on 14. Both players stood on the tee at the short 17th at six under for the day. Scott hit his tee shot long but got a fortunate break when his ball struck a tree overlooking the green and, with a good bounce, he capitalised and saved his par. Keeble hit a great tee shot but it ran through the green. He chipped to a metre but disappointingly three-putted. Although Scott dropped a shot on the 18th, he had done enough to win by the narrowest of margins. Leading final scores (South African unless stated): 139 N Scott 70 69; 140 B Keeble (Eng) 72 68; 142 R Bougas 72 70; 144 K Ochse 71 73, I Snyman 74 70. Other English score: 146 R Burlison 75 71 read more