WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Twitter Email Linkedin Previous articleAustria tourists Shannon boundNext articleAnd Still, We Work Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsHomeless man ’emotionally exhausted’ by life on the streetsBy Alan Jacques – October 8, 2015 839 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vedran Kohut a homeless man and his dog in their former camp near Westfields.By Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Vedran Kohut a homeless man and his dog in their former camp near Westfields.A HOMELESS Croatian man living rough on the streets of Limerick feels he has been left behind by society and now feels “emotionally exhausted” by the experience.Vedran Kohut and his canine companion, Evelyn, have slept in 29 cities across Europe since 2013. The 36-year-old arrived in Limerick in March 2015 and had, for a time, been living in a makeshift camp along the banks of the River Shannon.In the last three years, Vedran and his faithful companion have been homeless in France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina.Since arriving in Limerick, he claims that none of Limerick’s homeless shelters would accommodate his pet, which he refers to as a therapy dog to help him deal with his mental health issues. He told the Limerick Post that he has been attacked and had his tent burnt down during his time in the city, which lead to a breakdown and a period in hospital.“I was doing my best to keep myself healthy, mentally and physically. I feel I have been completely left behind by some public services, especially when I was dealing with the council’s homeless team,” Vedran said.“I am now emotionally exhausted and probably in need of another recovery period in hospital. I only managed to get a little bit of work since March, mostly because nobody would employ me with my current situation. I have had to borrow money from family and friends and I have been living for at least six months with less than €5 a day in my pocket.”Earlier this year, Vedran had his passport and other documents and valuables including a laptop stolen while travelling by train from Galway to Dublin. He now feels desperate, is in need of support, and does not know where to turn.“I am grateful for all the help I have received from people in Limerick but what I really need is to be treated fairly by public services such as the social welfare office,” he concluded. Facebook TAGSAlan JacqueshomelesshomelessnesslimerickVedran Kohut Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WhatsApp
Umphrey’s McGee is keeping fans ready for 2017! After announcing a major winter tour last week, the band has followed up that announcement with a brand new set of dates in the winter. They’ll be hitting Asheville, NC for three nights, February 17-19, with special guests Greensky Bluegrass on as support for the first two shows. Those two shows will be played at the Exploreasheville.com Arena, while the final night will see UM hit The Orange Peel for a more intimate performance.The UM dates come just a couple weeks after closing out a winter tour, which will see the band collaborate with Joshua Redman and get support from Spafford. Those winter tour dates can be found here, and they run from January 13th-February 4th. With today’s new announcement that UM will partner with Greensky Bluegrass in such a musical community as Asheville, NC, the stage is surely set for some incredible music and sit-ins across the board.UM tickets go on sale tomorrow, October 26th, with the general on sale this Friday, October 28th. Find out more information here.
One of the most beloved Phish traditions is their Halloween “musical costume”, which dates back to their 1994 Halloween performance at Glen Falls, NY’s Glen Falls Civic Center. In 2016, Phish honored the late and legendary David Bowie by performing the entirety of his 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars in Las Vegas. However, the two years prior to that, Phish took a break from the “classic rock album” tradition, delivering sets of (at the time) unheard original material. For a complete look back at previous years’ Halloween costumes, read on over here. The news is out! The doors have opened at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Phish’s first of four nights at the venue, and the first Halloween Phishbills have been distributed, meaning that this year’s musical costume is now public knowledge. Without further adieu, tonight’s musical costume will be í Rokk by Kasvot Växt (which translates to “Face Plant” “into rock”), from Stavanger, Norway. Whatever that means…A band and album so obscure, there are no official descriptions anywhere to be found on the Internet: except for this apparent 2006 interview on Furious.com that is getting a whole lot of Google referrals right about now.As the Furious author, Jason Gross, introduces the album,There are many albums that are more heard about than actually heard, but Kasvot Växt’s í rokk is even more obscure than almost anything else I’ve run across. I will admit to not even having heard the whole of it myself, but as a devoted listener to a particular community radio station in upstate New York in the late 1980’s, I was well tuned in when a few songs from it briefly rode the top of the charts of that tiny self-obsessed corner of the world. I’m pretty sure they were all played from the same taped copy of the album. The music wasn’t as mercurial as Magma (who sang in their own made-up language) and only slightly more mysterious than Horsebox or The Residents but there was something that was unique, appealing and alien about them that made them unforgettable nevertheless.Read the full interview here, as well as a 2006 album review from WMFU’s Beware of the Blog. While both sources look credible, hours of research have led fans to uncover some decent truths of improbability. We’ll let this show play out before making any definitive claims, but…Face Plant! Into Rock.The Phishbill opens,It is as if Kasvot Växt never existed. But Halloween is about ghosts, is it not? And who better to tell us the story of a ghost than Phish? Phish has chosen the obscure Scandanavian band Kasvot Växt (translating to “Face Plant”) and their only recorded album, 1981’s í Rokk as their 2018 Halloween musical costume.See below for the full-version of tonight’s Phishbill. Swedish Phish?
New Delhi: West Indies batting great Brian Lara on Thursday likened Virat Kohli to a run machine, avowing that the India skipper is way ahead of rest of the world when it comes to batting across formats. Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar remains Lara’s all-time favourite but in today’s era, he said it is Kohli, who is the best.”He (Virat Kohli) is a (run) machine. But sorry to say Sachin Tendulkar is my (choice),” he said after being conferred the Doctorate in Science (Honours Causa) by the D Y Patil University in Nerul here.”But getting back to your question, no doubt there is a huge gap between Virat Kohli and the rest of the world in all forms of the game. Rohit Sharma might have got four centuries in this World Cup, (Jonny) Bairstow or whatever, if you want somebody to bat in T20, T10, 100 balls (cricket) or Test cricket, it is going to be Virat Kohli today,? added Lara, who still holds the record for highest score in Tests.Lara, who scored 22358 (11953 in ODIs) in international cricket, said if today Indian batsmen are doing well in away series, it is because of Tendulkar, who instilled such confidence in them.”The (impression) Sachin left on the game is just unbelievable, because he sort of bridged that period, where you felt that when Indian batsman leaves Indian soil, Indian pitches, they are not that good. But Sachin Tendulkar was good on every surface and all of the Indian batsman are good on every single surface today, I think simply because they took a page out of his (Sachin’s) book,” added Lara.Meanwhile, Lara was pained to witness the plight of the Caribbean cricket. The West Indies have already been knocked out of the World Cup semifinal race”We have been turned to a corner. Every country, every sports team goes through a little bit of cycle, but we seem to be in the same position for quite some-time, which is unfortunate.”During the over-hour programme, Lara spoke at length about his early days, contribution of his father, his college days and facing the spin duo of Sri Lankan great Muttiah Murlidharan and Shane Warne and his relationship with Tendulkar. D Y Patil Univesity Chancellor Dr. Vijay Patil was present on the occasion. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
The good news: Bye weeks are now over, so for the most part, you can stick with one kicker barring injuries or major weather concerns. The bad news? It’s still the kicker position. Kickers are the most inconsistent players in fantasy football, and it’s impossible to know what you’ll get from your starter in any given week. Regardless, our Week 13 fantasy kickers rankings will try to sort through the muck and rank all 32 kickers across the league.As always, it’s best to stick with a kicker from a good offense that will move the ball. It also helps if the kicker has a big leg. This week, Mason Crosby is one of the top potential streamers at kicker. He gets to take on the Cardinals at Lambeau Field. The Packers should move the ball easily and provided that weather doesn’t become a factor, Crosby should have a chance at a few field goals. Elsewhere, Ka’imi Fairnbairn (vs. Browns) and Graham Gano (@ Buccaneers) have good matchups and could produce in the opportunity for a high-scoring game. Note: We’ll update our rankings throughout the week if weather or injuries figure to be major factors.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 13 Fantasy Kicker Rankings1Justin Tucker, Ravens @ Falcons2Harrison Butker, Chiefs @ Raiders3Wil Lutz, Saints @ Cowboys4Greg Zuerlein, Rams @ Lions5Mason Crosby, Packers vs. Cardinals6Matt Bryant, Falcons vs. Ravens7Ka’imi Fairbairn, Texans vs. Browns8Graham Gano, Panthers @ Buccaneers9Ryan Succop, Titans vs. Jets10Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots vs. Vikings11Jake Elliott, Eagles vs. Redskins12Dan Bailey, Vikings @ Patriots13Matt Prater, Lions vs. Rams14Brett Maher, Cowboys vs. Saints15Brandon McManus, Broncos @ Bengals16Josh Lambo, Jaguars vs. Colts17Randy Bullock, Bengals vs. Broncos18Adam Vinatieri, Colts @ Jaguars19Robbie Gould, 49ers @ Seahawks20Chris Boswell, Steelers vs. Chargers21Cairo Santos, Buccaneers vs. Panthers22Michael Badgley, Chargers @ Steelers23Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks vs. 49ers24Daniel Carlson, Raiders vs. Chiefs25Dustin Hopkins, Redskins @ Eagles26Cody Parkey, Bears @ Giants27Aldrick Rosas, Giants vs. Bears28Greg Joseph, Browns @ Texans29Zane Gonzalez, Cardinals @ Packers30Steven Hauschka, Bills @ Dolphins31Jason Myers, Jets @ Titans32Jason Sanders, Dolphins vs. Bills Week 13 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/STAs it gets later into the season, it is important to note that weather will play a major role in some kicker decisions. At this point in the year, it’s best to own kickers in warmer climates (like Greg Zuerlein) or kickers that have their home games in a dome (Wil Lutz, Matt Bryant, and Matt Prater, to name a few). That won’t guarantee that you’ll dodge any ptoential duds, but it gives you a better chance of not having to worry about the kicker position.
Parker Homestead Hosts Vintage GameBy Jay Cook. Photos by Ottie Lynne Paterson.LITTLE SILVER – Chants of “Moose, Moose, Moose!” roared out from the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club’s dugout as starting catcher Frank Siracusa emerged with his willow in hand. As he strolled to the dish for his first at-bat, Chesapeake Nine’s pitcher “Silver Fox” began his underhand windup, reminiscent of a mid-19th century hurler’s motion to home plate.Adorned in black caps, black cravats, unseasonably long sleeve shirts and tan pants, Monmouth Furnace, the baseball team established out of Allaire Village, hosted the Chesapeake Nine of Baltimore for a game of 1864-style baseball.The game took place on June 12 at Sickles Field, and was run in conjunction with the Parker Homestead, a historical farmhouse dating back to the 17th century. “My great grandmother was a Parker, that’s my relationship, and so since 1667 this property has been here,” said Bob Sickles, owner of Sickles Market and president of The Parker Homestead-1665, a non-profit organization.A collection of bats, otherwise known as willows in 1864, just outside the dugout.“We’ve been a team for three years,” said Russ McIver, the captain of the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club. “Prior to this year we were called the Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village, but then we changed our name to the Monmouth Furnace so we could do more things outside of Allaire.”Monmouth Furnace is one of 30 teams in the tri-state area who play this type of baseball, and “the only ones doing this in the Monmouth/Ocean County area,” McIver said. They are members of the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League.The league models its method of play primarily from how it was in 1864. Players do not use gloves, helmets or any type of visible protective gear, consisting of either catcher’s gear or shin guards when batting. The ball, otherwise known as a “lemon peel,” is about the same size as a modern baseball, yet weighs notably less and has a distinctive stitching design reminiscent of the letter X.Some aspects of modern baseball, such as leading and stealing, were utilized in the game, while one key rule from the 1864 game characterized baseball from that time period. Known as the “bound-out rule,” a fielder is allowed to let a fly ball bounce off the ground once, and then catch it for an out. If done successfully, the batter is out, whether that bound-out comes from a foul-tip, a shank off the bat to the first baseman or a deep fly ball to center field.A close play at second base as the MFBBC steal a baseThe majority of teams are comprised of around 15 to 20 players who come from all different age groups. “The teams primarily, and our team is no exception, consist of players from late high school to close to 70, so it’s very inclusive,” said McIver. “Every team is full of guys who are pure baseball players, there are players that are pure historians and there’s a bunch of guys who are in the middle.”Outfielder Dan Radel falls in the category of a historian. “This is like playing on a field of dreams,” said Radel, an adjunct history professor at Brookdale Community College.Known by teammates as a “muffin,” a term given to the rookies, Radel, 40, of Brick, joined Monmouth Furnace after watching a game at The Spirit of the Jerseys state fair. “I first saw them playing at Monmouth Battlefield and thought to myself ‘I have to do this.’”Abigail Murphy cheers on the MFBBC from the stands in a hoop skirt dress she sewed herself.Sunday’s event, which was hosted by the Parker Homestead, would never had happened without Liz Hanson, secretary to The Parker Homestead-1665. Tasked with archiving the contents inside the Bates House after a pipe burst in February of 2015, which is across the street from the Parker Homestead, Hanson came across quite a find.“I opened a cardboard box, it was full of hair, human hair,” Hanson said uneasily. “It was clean hair, but just wasn’t what I was looking for at the time.”Beneath the hair was the real treasure. While preparing to throw the next item out, an old Christmas cookie tin, Hanson felt a rattle inside when she reached over to toss it into the garbage.When she opened the tin, numerous cards were found inside, in remarkably good shape. “I don’t know much about baseball, but the first or second card that I looked at was Ty Cobb, and even I know who Ty Cobb was,” she said. “That’s when I knew there was something.”Not only was there one Ty Cobb card, but a second was found in the collection. Additionally, fellow MLB Hall-of-Famer Christy Mathewson’s card was buried in the cookie tin.The hurler, or pitcher, pitches underhand to batters with the“lemon peel” ball, a softer version of the modern baseball.“It’s not the ones that are hyper expensive, like a Honus Wagner from 1909 in certain series’ is worth two to three million dollars,” Sickles said. “But this collection is worth maybe 20 to 30 thousand.”In total, Hanson salvaged the 24 Philadelphia Caramel Co. cards, and on Sunday, they were on display inside the Parker Homestead. The collection dates back to 1909 and is thought to be of Stan Parker’s collection. He was a relative of Julia Parker, who passed away in 1996 as the last owner of the house.“I have not been to a game like this before, but I think it’s really cool to see the old uniforms,” said Sue Goldberg, 68 of Highlands. “I need to get a picture of these guys just milling about.”Goldberg, an avid baseball card collector with a collection into the hundreds, gazed at the pair of Ty Cobb cards under the display case. “I hadn’t seen it until I was at Archives Day, except for on the internet and books, but not in person.”The vintage baseball cards on display in the Parker House.The game between Monmouth Furnace and the Chesapeake Nine was competitive into the bottom of the ninth inning, with the Nine’s pulling out a win for a final score of 14-11. After the game, McIver lined players up from both teams along the first and third baselines to thank Sickles Market, The Parker Homestead and the nearly 150 fans in attendance, finishing off with a collective “Hip Hip, Huzzah!” cheer from the players.Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club has ten remaining games on their schedule for this season, which lasts until October 8. For additional information about Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club, visit their Facebook page. For updates on The Parker Homestead regarding future construction and events, visit ParkerHomestead-1665.org.
The biggest difference between the two programs is the subsidized funding for memberships. In a statement to The Two River Times the following morning Rummage said the district has enjoyed a “long and strong partnership” with the YMCA he expects will continue. In a statement issued to The Two River Times July 2, The Community YMCA said its goal “is to ensure a smooth transition and retain 100% of families who are currently members of the Healthy Kids program, regardless of the ability to pay. We will also continue complimentary membership for active Red Bank Volunteer Firefighters and offer a special rate of 20% off of adult memberships for Red Bank Borough Police Officers.” The Two River Times interpreted the statement to mean children will continue to be included in the courtesy membership program, along with considerations for first responders. But that was not what the organization meant, said Teicia Gaupp, the organization’s director of marketing and social media. The complimentary membership program for children will finish by the end of summer, she said. Menna believes theCommunity YMCA haslost the confidence of thefamilies they hope to keep. “Frankly, their policy to have school age kids fill out complicated forms asking for personal information is not going to have too many takers in the age of ICE raids,” Menna said. Red Bank Borough Schools superintendent Jared Rumage scheduled a meeting with school leadership for the evening of July 9 to examine the situation further. “We are working with (YMCA) representatives to discuss this evolving situation,” he added. “We have been in touch with families in the program and those outside of it who also need support. We’re not turning anyone away. The mission is to help everybody who needs it,” Gaupp said July 3. According to Gaupp, in 2018 the Community YMCA provided $900,000 in financial assistance and program subsidies to approximately 3,000 children and families. Some of the benefits for children and families living in Red Bank over the past year alone include $50,000 in YCares program subsidies, $44,450 in Healthy Kids memberships, $9,350 for third-grade swim programming and $13,000 in summer camp scholarships. According to Gaupp, the programming and access currently offered to those students with complimentary memberships will not change once the transition is made. “It will remain a full child membership,” she said. Those who wish to participate in the YCares Financial Assistance program will need to fill out an application; financial assistance toward a membership may be provided based on need. Previously, any student attending a Red Bank public school through eighth grade automatically received a free membership upon request. The Y’s statement continued: “We are currently working with our community partners and the Red Bank school district to outreach and ensure a continuum of access with the deepest impact. We acknowledge the public concern over these changes, thank those who have provided feedback, and value being part of an incredibly caring community.” Gaupp said new YMCA members interested in the YCares Financial Assistance program will be subject to the application process, but the families of current child membership holders can work directly with Community YMCA executive director Katie McAdoo on the transition. In a July 8 interview Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna said the borough council has “not committed to acknowledging (the YMCA’s) statement,” but added the governing body is “100 percent engaged in resisting the action.” “Whether they like it or not, all Red Bank residents subsidize the YMCA, which is becoming a private health club. (The YMCA) made commitments and promises. They need to understand the disproportionate impact this amended policy would have on Red Bank children,” Menna said. RED BANK – The Two River Times incorrectly reported in last week’s edition that The Community YMCA would not be ending their complimentary child membership program for borough students. In fact, the program will be terminated for nearly 220 youths effective Sept. 1 as the nonprofit transitions to its new YCares Financial Assistance initiative. The decision to transition to its new subsidies program comes after the Community YMCA announced a merger in April with the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, which expands total service members to 36,000, and staff to 1,200-plus employees and approximately 650 volunteers. The annual operating budget is $25 million. Those interested in applying for subsidies through the YCares financial assistance program can call 732-741-2504 or email [email protected]
Nelson Our Glass Ogs used a goal-line stand during the five-play rule to edge Steamshovel Brewers 23-18 in West Kootenay Flag Football League action Sunday afternoon at the Mount Sentinel High School Field.The win moves Our Glass into sole possession of second place in league standings with a 2-1 record. Dam Inn Mates, idle Sunday, lead the league with a 3-0 mark.In the other game, Castlegar Vikings moved into a three-way tie for third spot with a 48-6 victory over Trail Thundercats.Our Glass appeared to be down and out in the game against the Brewers.The Steamshovel held leads of 6-1 and 18-1 before the Ogs came roaring back, scoring 22 unanswered points.But it was the goal line stand that sealed the game as the Brewers moved the ball to the one-yard line thanks to a pass interference call, but no farther.Greg Kinnear, Steamshovel quarterback Steven Doyle, rushing for a TD, and Jon Francis scored majors for the Brewers.Mota on fire at the QB positionSteve Mota tossed five touchdown passes, three to Jason Trower, to lead the defending league champions to its first win of the season.Jaime Simpson, Carl Perepolkin and John Lloyd also scored majors.Lloyd, pitching relief for Mota, also connected for a pair of touchdowns.Trail’s lone TD was a 50-yard pass and run play from Cats’ pivot Colin Janzen to wide receiver Davin McKay. WKMFFL idle for Thanks for Giving WeekendThe West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football is idle to allow players to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.The league resumes Sunday, October 16 with Nelson Our Glass Ogs meeting Castlegar Vikings at 11 a.m. and Trail Thundercats battling undefeated Dam Inn Mates at 1 [email protected]
It’s never easy for staff at Mallard’s Source for sports to choose the Team of the Week recipient during Rep Soccer Playdown season.That’s because Nelson Youth Soccer fields so many good teams. However, following a close look at the winners heading off to the BC Soccer Provincial B Championships, Mallard’s staff settled on the Nelson U14 Girl’s Selects as the Team of the Week winner.The squad posted a 4-1 victory over Kootenay East from Cranbrook in the Kootenay Final to advance to the BC Soccer Provincial B Championships July 7-10 in Penticton.Ella Peloso held off the Kootenay East charge in goal while Farrah Marzicola, with a pair of goals and Abby Teasdale and Aube Jolicoeur scored for the Nelson-based cluub.Sydney Benson, Anna Bakas, Abby Teasdale, Aube Jolicoeur, Ivie Lock-Luttmer, Abby Jackson, Teigan Barnhart, Ruby Linnen, Nicola Anderson, Isabel Curiston. Front, Freya Holman, Phoenix Tailleur, Alexis Dyck, Semegn Atkinson, Ella Peloso, Farrah Marzicola and Addis Atkinson.Coaches are Clive Jackson and Darren Peloso.
Gardai are investigating a break-in to a house in St Johnston yesterday morning.The culprits broke into the house at Railway Road while elderly owner of the house, understood to be in her 80s, was at church.The burglary happened between 11am and midday. One theory being investigated by Gardai is that the raiders are watching the routines of older people.They are understood to be specifically targeting people who are attending local churches and leaving their homes unattended.The latest raid has caused outrage on social media.House broken into while elderly woman at church was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:churchdonegalGardairobberySt Johnston