Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleLimerick youth called on for Young Environmentalist Awards 2014Next articleAdventure Tourism a winner in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Print First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp NewsYoung Limerick people inspired to change the worldBy Staff Reporter – September 13, 2013 735 Facebook TAGSfeatured Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL YSI Guide Colette Cronin and students from Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath called on schools and youth organisations to ‘Go Do’ and enter the YSI Social Innovators Action Programme 2013/2014Applications are being called from schools across Limerick to ‘GO’ and ‘DO’ for the Young Social Innovators (YSI) Action Programme 2013/14.The project based programme for 15 to 18 year olds encourages young people to examine social problems in communities and bring about changes they wish to see.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Projects from three Limerick schools were among the 60 shortlisted for the Annual YSI Showcase and Awards last May for the Action Programme 2012/2013.John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co. Limerick were placed second in the Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards 2013 for their project ‘Click’, and Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick won the National Physical Well Being Award for their project ‘Screening of Teenagers for Adult Sudden Death Syndrome’.YSI aim to tackle the issues of youth literacy, youth facilities, farm safety and continuing education for teenage parents.“Young Social Innovators has given over 50,000 teenagers a chance to make a change to society”, said Rachel Collier, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Young Social Innovators.“Young people need to play a vital role in shaping the future of society. The ACTION programme engages them directly and deeply in issues that matter to them”, she added..Closing date for entries is September 30th 2013, and the application process is open through schools and youth organisations.Full details can be found at www.youngsocialinnovators.org Shannondoc operating but only by appointment
Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday.The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Champion said his fighting days were over in a Twitter message posted on his verified account, alongside a picture of the Irishman with his mother, Margaret.”Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” he wrote. The 31-year-old, an icon of the UFC, is no stranger to controversy and hit the headlines last year for an attack on an older man in a Dublin bar that was captured in a viral video.McGregor, one of the most popular fighters in MMA history, has a record of 22-4 and was the first UFC fighter to hold two championship belts at the same time.He achieved that feat in 2016 when he stopped Eddie Alvarez in a lightweight title fight, adding it to his featherweight title.That triumph was followed by a loss to boxing great Floyd Mayweather in a cross-combat superfight in 2017, his loss to Nurmagomedov, announcements of retirements and returns to fighting.UFC president Dana White paid tribute to McGregor after the conclusion of UFC 250 in Las Vegas early Sunday morning.”If Conor McGregor feels he wants to retire, you know my feelings about retirement, you should absolutely do it,” White said at the post-event press conference. “I love Conor. There’s a handful of people that have made this really fun for me, and he’s one of them.”Topics : “Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours.”The controversial fighter, nicknamed “The Notorious”, previously announced his retirement from the sport in March last year after being battered into submission by arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.In April 2016 he also said he was retiring with a now-famous tweet: “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.” His last appearance in the octagon was in January after a 15 month-absence when he knocked out American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a ruthless 40-second destruction in Las Vegas.
Big 12 reaches TV deal with Fox SportsA year after nearly losing his conference’s premier powerhouses, Oklahoma and Texas, to the Pac-10, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe secured a 13-year cable TV deal with Fox Sports for the now-10-team conference.Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Sports Business Journal reported the contract, beginning with the 2012 football season, is worth an estimated $90 million per year.“This landmark agreement positions the Conference with one of the best television arrangements in collegiate sports,” Beebe said at a press conference. “It exceeds the benchmarks as we move forward with our 10 members by providing significant revenue growth and increased exposure while allowing institutions to retain selected rights.”Under its new agreement, all Big 12 home football games will air on ABC/ESPN, a Fox network (either FX or Fox Sports) or a school’s own station such as Texas’ new “Longhorn Network.” Schools have the option to retain the rights to one home game per season with the opportunity to broadcast it on its own network.The Big 12 also has a deal with ABC/ESPN expected to run through the 2015-2016.By comparison, the SEC generated $205 million in revenue through its TV agreements this year, while the Big Ten produced $220 million. The soon-to-be Pac-12, however, made just $60 million.New Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is in the midst of negotiating a new television contract. —Joey Kaufman—Four-star spurns USC for Texas TechFour-star defensive tackle Delvon Simmons (McKeesport, Pa.) signed a letter of intent with Texas Tech on Thursday, according to multiple media reports.Simmons, who originally signed a LOI with North Carolina on Feb. 2, listed USC, along with Pittsburgh, as a finalist before agreeing to join the Red Raiders.“Delvon has the ability to be a difference-maker in our program,” Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said in a statement. “He is an explosive and disruptive player and an outstanding athlete. We are thrilled to have him.”The 6-foot-5 prospect was released from his LOI with the Tar Heels when defensive line coach Brian Baker bolted for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.Ranked as a top-five defensive tackle by both Scout.com and Yahoo! Sports’ Rivals.com, Simmons is also a member of the 2011 Rivals100 list as one of the top 100 players nationally.—Joey Kaufman—USC-Pepperdine rescheduledUSC baseball’s suspended game with Pepperdine will be completed May 24, prior to an originally scheduled game between the two teams at Dedeaux Field.Last Tuesday’s game against the Waves was originally suspended because of darkness, with the score tied 5-5 going into the top of the 12th inning. Pepperdine’s Eddy D. Field Stadium does not have lights.The Trojans and Waves had a game originally scheduled for 3 p.m. at Dedeaux Field to complete the would-be home-and-home. Now, the teams will complete the suspended game, with Pepperdine as the home team. Thirty minutes after completion, they will start the originally scheduled game with USC as the home team. —Nick Burton
After helping define the 1980s new wave aesthetic with her band Scandal, singer-songwriter and performer, Patty Smyth, continued her triumphant run throughout the 1990s, writing and performing chart-topping and award-winning singles. But since 1999’s greatest hits package, Patty hasn’t issued any albums. Now, just in time for the holiday season, Patty is gifting her fans with her first release in 16 years with the Christmas album, Come On December.Patty Smyth – Come On DecemberThe eight-track album puts Patty’s signature pristine and emotive vocals front and center within this cozy, elegant, acoustic pop-rock collection of cherished standards and spirited originals. Patty’s eloquent, signature sense of phrasing and melody make this album both a holiday classic and unmistakably a Patty Smyth record.On Come On December, she sings defining modern versions of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” and “Auld Lang Syne.” Her newly minted originals, “Come On December,” “Walk With Me” and “Broken” exquisitely conjure up feelings of instant nostalgia and heartwarming emotionality brought on by the cherished canon of holiday music.In conjunction with the album, Patty has launched a PledgeMusic campaign that runs from Friday, Oct. 23rd thru Thursday, November 19th. One hundred percent of the money from the campaign will benefit Headstrong, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide cost-free, stigma-free, and bureaucracy-free mental healthcare to post-911, and Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans.Come On December will be available on Patty’s online store and digital stores (via Tunecore) Friday, November 20th. In December, Patty and band will be performing in both New York and Los Angeles. Currently, Patty is in the studio working on her 2016 release.
Shaneen Robinson APTN National NewsThe RCMP have been gathering volunteer samples of DNA from men on Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba hoping it leads to a break in the unsolved murder of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson.The little girl was found murdered nine months ago. It’s believed her killer lives in the community.APTN flew to Garden Hill Friday morning to meet with Teresa’s mother for her first interview since her daughter’s death. Sandra Robinson said she still finds it hard to believe she will never see her girl again.