NewsLocal NewsDramatic rescue for St Enda’s SCBy admin – January 13, 2011 593 At a meeting of Limerick City Council on Monday, it was revealed the facility had failed to meet the requirements of a Health and Safety Report.Tony O’Gorman, chairman of St Enda’s Sports Complex and St Enda’s School, reported that under legislation, they had no option but to close as they were unable to obtain funding for its refurbishment and therefore, could not insure the building.In a dramatic twist, Mr O’Gorman has now confirmed to this newspaper that behind-the-scenes talks resulted in a change of fortune that will save the complex for the immediate future, at least.“There was a lot of upset among staff and our membership after our problem surfaced. St Enda’s provides an excellent service to the people, both locally and from outside.“We have agreed a survival plan with the Department of Education to keep the complex open and as chair of the board, I am very confident for the future. Details of the plan will be revealed on Monday”.Councillors had already been alerted to what was described as an almost certain closure of the complex, by Cllr Ger Fahy.He revealed at a council meeting that the centre had been struggling to stay afloat.He had also expressed concerns about St Enda’s School, as with a vacant adjoining sports complex, there would be fears regarding anti-social behaviour arising in the area.City Council provides €65,000 annually towards St Enda’s Sports Complex. Cllr Joe Leddin told Monday’s meeting that without this financial support, St Enda’s would not be able to continue, and if closure was the only answer, it would have been a major loss to Limerick. Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Threat of closure abatesIN a dramatic development this Wednesday, the Limerick Post was informed that St Enda’s Sports Complex, faced with the axe, is about to be saved.The strong and active membership from both city and county had voiced their shock that the future of the facility was under serious threat.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Email Print Previous articleNew car sales motoring wellNext articleBroken Record? admin
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
By News Highland – September 29, 2014 Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Bundoran RNLI LIfeboat called out twice over the weekend Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were called out twice over the weekend to two different incidents, both of which ended well.On Saturday afternoon just after 1.40pm, the crew received a report that a boat’s propeller had become entangled in the rope of an old lobster pot just off Mountcharles.And just after 6pm on Sunday evening the crew had been alerted to a surfer who was in difficulty in the water at Rossnowlagh.Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, Shane Smyth said ‘thankfully these callouts ended well:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/shane.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleOmagh win first senior title in 26 yearsNext articleLagan win Ladies FAI Junior Cup News Highland Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp
When the title track from Aretha Franklin’s 1967 album “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You” was released, fans in Boston lined up around the block to buy a copy of the single. Listening to Franklin’s blend of gospel fervor — her father was, after all, a Baptist preacher — and soulful sexiness, listeners felt, in the words of one contemporary critic, “as if the millennium had arrived.”It was Franklin’s first album with Atlantic Records after leaving Columbia, where she had recorded since 1960, and many fans consider it her artistic as well as popular breakthrough. The lyrics to “Never Loved a Man,” however, were anything but groundbreaking in addressing female sexual submission: “You’re a liar and you’re a cheat,” Franklin sings of a no-good boyfriend, “and I don’t know why I let you do these things to me.”Franklin’s words told the woes of a seemingly powerless woman. But as Radcliffe Fellow Daphne Brooks argued in a recent lecture, “Bold Soul Ingénue: Aretha Franklin’s Sonic Black Feminism,” her physical presence and vocal stylings revealed a confident and innovative performer reclaiming her physical self through her music.“Lyrically, Aretha’s feminism is a mixed bag,” Brooks told a packed house at the Radcliffe Gymnasium on Wednesday (Nov. 10). “But the way that she vocalizes her complaints and trials exceeds the limits of her abjection in these songs.”Brooks, a professor of English and African-American studies at Princeton University on a yearlong fellowship at Radcliffe, has written extensively about the ways performance can help reveal and transcend alienation and oppression. Her book “Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850–1910” explored how 19th-century black activists and entertainers used performance to overcome the trials of slavery and, after Emancipation, racial discrimination.On Wednesday, Brooks argued that Franklin — known as the “Queen of Soul” —was a torchbearer for 20th-century women facing the same kind of social and political constraints.“The social mythology attached to the slave woman … casts a long shadow over African-American women in the public sphere long through the 20th and 21st centuries,” Brooks said. The problem was especially acute in the mid-1960s, when popular culture “pathologized the black matriarch.”Alongside Nina Simone, Mamie Smith, and others, Franklin was perhaps the most high-profile example of a black female performer who was comfortable — and forceful — in her own skin, said Brooks. “Aretha-era soul was about discovering what you already were and finding that beautiful.”Franklin was embraced by everyone from “civil rights integrationists to black power insurgents” to feminists and mainstream listeners of all races, Brooks said. But despite her ability to “connect with mass audiences in complex ways,” she argued, Franklin’s role as a black female producer of culture is rarely fully explored.A chapter on Franklin will likely appear in Brooks’ forthcoming book, “Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures — from Minstrelsy through the New Millennium,” which explores the “secret histories” of black women in popular music from the aftermath of the Civil War through the present.“My concerns as a black feminist are what it means for a people of forced migration, whose bodies have been used historically against their will, to take back their bodies sonically,” Brooks said. “I want to explore how these women use their physicality and performance to rewrite their selfhood.”Franklin was no exception to that phenomenon. Playing Franklin’s live 1972 recording of “Amazing Grace,” Brooks pointed out the singer’s unmistakable melisma — the style of singing a single syllable over a range of notes, now better known as the signature vocal trick of pop divas Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.As the sound of Franklin’s voice, recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in January 1972, filled the Radcliffe Gym, Brooks marveled at Franklin’s ability to capture the “existential challenges” that have plagued black life since slavery.“She turns the vocal run itself into a thousand miles of freedom,” Brooks said.
University of Vermont,Sanjay Sharma, dean of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, has been appointed dean of the School of Business Administration at The University of Vermont, effective July 1, 2011.Dr Sharma comes to UVM with a unique background in both the private sector and academia including 16 years of senior management experience with international corporations and more than a decade of proven leadership within higher education. During his four-year tenure at Concordia, the sixth largest university in Canada with more than 45,000 students, JMSB established itself as one of the top business schools globally with its MBA program ranked among the top 100 in the world by The Economist and its EMBA program ranked amongst the top 100 by the Financial Times. He facilitated a strategic focus at JMSB on educating managers with excellence in traditional knowledge and an ability to manage for the future in a global, complex, multi-stakeholder and sustainable business environments. This focus was recognized by JMSB’s ranking as 34th in the world in the Beyond Gray Pinstripes Survey by the Aspen Institute in 2010 and the school’s inclusion amongst the top 300 business schools out of 13,100 globally by the Princeton Review. Sanjay enhanced the research profile of JMSB via external fundraising for research centers (including the David O’Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise), several research chairs and professorships, and increased external research grants.‘We are extremely fortunate to have one of the most respected business school leaders in North America bring his expertise to the University of Vermont,’ said Jane E. Knodell, Provost and Senior Vice President. ‘Dr. Sharma’s rare combination of practical experience, extensive research and leadership skills within higher education was extremely compelling and should serve UVM’s School of Business well as it continues to establish itself as one of the top small business school programs in the northeast.’UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel also noted that, ‘Dr. Sharma’s scholarly record and leadership achievements will help us further strengthen our quality and reputation, not only in the School of Business Administration, but across the University as a whole. I could not be more pleased that he has agreed to help us fulfill our vision as one of the nation’s premier small research universities.’Prior to his arrival at JMSB, the largest English language business school in Canada with more than 8,500 students and 350 full time and part time faculty, Sharma held the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Organizational Sustainability and was professor of policy in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He also conceived and served as the first director of the Certified Management Accountant’s Centre for Responsible Organizations, an interdisciplinary center focusing on research and practice in the areas of organizational sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethics, environmental management, social issues, and corporate governance.A 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar, Sharma has won several research grants and has expertise in corporate environmental strategy, corporate sustainability, competitive strategy, stakeholder engagement and organizational innovation. His research has been widely published in top management journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing, among others. He has co-edited six books on corporate environmental management and sustainability.Sharma began his academic career as an associate professor and director of the Executive MBA Programs at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax where he improved the national ranking of the EMBA program in Canadian Business from a ranking of tenth to third-place. Sharma earned his Ph.D in management in 1996 from the University of Calgary and his MBA in 1976 from Panjab University, India, where he received the University Gold Medal. He completed his undergraduate work in 1974 at the University of Delhi.‘I welcome the opportunity to work with the leadership team at UVM and the BSAD faculty and staff to build on the strengths of the school and realize its potential as a globally recognized unique destination for excellence in management education and research,’ Sharma said. ‘I also look forward to actively engaging the BSAD alumni and the Vermont business community in achieving this mission, attracting new resources, and helping to strengthen the economic vitality of the state. I could not be more excited at the prospect of joining such a vibrant academic community, and I deeply appreciate the confidence that has been placed in me by the University. Be assured that I will do my utmost to ensure that this confidence is well placed.’Prior to his academic career, Sharma was a senior level manager at multiple international corporations. He served as managing director of Chanrai International Plc. UK (1986-1992); chief executive officer of Sanraj Group Ltd. in India (1981-1986); financial controller of Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Ltd. in India (1979-1981); and assistant manager (finance) of J.K. Synthetics Ltd. in India (1976-1979). ###
Published on January 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Chris McCullough’s injury means that Tyler Roberson will start for Syracuse.Jim Boeheim, speaking on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Monday afternoon, talked about his adjusted rotation and the role of previously third-string center Chinonso Obokoh moving forward. McCullough’s injury — which the SU (12-4, 3-0 ACC) head coach had no update on — has caused Boeheim to open up an eight-man rotation that will include the offensively limited sophomore Obokoh and sophomore forward B.J. Johnson.Roberson has consistently come of the bench for Syracuse lately, often splitting time with McCullough at power forward or manning the spot while McCullough filled in for Rakeem Christmas at center. Roberson is averaging 6.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game.Boeheim made it clear that unlike McCullough, Roberson would not be sliding into the center position.“Chino has to play there and Tyler’s going to start at forward and we’ll bring B.J. Johnson in at either forward spot,” Boeheim said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJohnson has played 190 minutes for the Orange in 11 appearances, but hasn’t played since ACC play began. His last appearance was a nine-minute, 0-for-1 shooting showing in a 61-44 SU win against Cornell on Dec. 31. He had two assists, a turnover and missed his only free throw in the game. Against Florida State, he sat to the left of assistant coach Adrian Autry.Obokoh recorded four fouls in five minutes against the Seminoles, shooting o-for-1 from the field and snagging a rebound. He has played 43 total minutes this season in seven games.The 6-foot-9 Nigerian-born center said Boeheim told him to keep his hands up and not foul opponents driving through the lane.“I almost brought them back into the game, so that kind of game is not good and I hope it’s not going to happen again,” Obokoh said after SU’s 70-57 win over Florida State.On Monday, Boeheim said that Obokoh needs to help the team on defense and rebound the basketball with any increased minutes he gets.When asked what kind of role he saw for Obokoh offensively, Boeheim said, “He’s got to play defense and rebound.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+