Rise in support for Green Party ‘a clear message to the…

first_imgVicky calls for right to die with dignity Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention NewsPoliticsVideoRise in support for Green Party ‘a clear message to the government’By Cian Reinhardt – May 26, 2019 371 Previous articleLimerick’s local election 2019 count gets underwayNext articleFine Gael seats in Newcastle West ‘not a fluke’ says Cllr Liam Galvin Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Printcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook TAGSLimerick Citylocal electionNewspolitics Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Green Party TD Brian Leddin. Photo: Cian ReinhardtHAVING scored highly in the unofficial tallies during the sorting of votes on Saturday, May 25, Green Party candidate Brian Leddin believes the support shown to the Green Party nationally is a message to the government.“We know there was a big swing to the Greens up and down the country in the last few weeks, it came through in the polls. I suppose it says people are very conscious about environmental issues and they want to see more action,” Leddin told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Reflecting on Saturday’s unofficial tallies, the Green Party candidate said, “It was very positive for me, it looks like I’ll cross the line mid-morning or late-morning, it’s very good for Seán in City East, and Breandán is in for a shout as well.”When asked if he thinks this is a message from the electorate to the government, Leddin said, “Yes, I think it is,” adding current Government “certainly has not done enough to deal with these issues, it is, it’s a clear message to the government.”[email protected]_ie candidate @BrianLeddin “We know there was a big swing to the Greens up and down the country, and it came through in the polls.” #KeepingLimerickPosted #LimerickCount #LE19 pic.twitter.com/J5viEaWrAt— Limerick Post (@limerickpost) May 26, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emaillast_img read more

Empty Stocking needs your help

first_img With only 3 days to go in the 26th year of the Empty Stocking Fund our goal of $100,000 won’t be met without your help. Funds stay in Ector County to help needy families during the annual fundraising effort by the Odessa American and The Salvation Army. Funds go for a good holiday meal and small gifts under the tree. Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund can help families like that of Lela, not her real name, who was in a car wreck and her spouse has had to take time off of work to help. They have five children and continue to struggle. Donations may be mailed or delivered to the Salvation Army Community Center, 810 E. 11th St., or the Odessa American, 700 N. Grant, Suite 800. ZIP codes for both are 79761. Call the Salvation Army at 332-0738. The Empty Stocking Fund was created by the Odessa American in 1995 and has raised more than $2 million. Donate online at tinyurl.com/vh5fjdz ON THE NETtinyurl.com/vh5fjdz Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – December 14, 2020 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp Empty Stocking needs your help Local News Previous articleDonation wish listNext articleCounselors offer insights on COVID Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

Sri Lanka: North Western Naval Command Conducts Health Clinics & Public Awareness Exhibition

first_img View post tag: conducts View post tag: North Sri Lanka: North Western Naval Command Conducts Health Clinics & Public Awareness Exhibition A school health clinic and two field health clinics were conducted by the Medical Department of the North Western Naval Command on 01st, 04th and 11th August 2013 at the Mullikulam Catholic Mixed School respectively under the guidance of Commander North Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral NKD Nanayakkara.School children from Mullikulam and villagers from Mullikulam, Palakkuli and Pookkulam received treatment at the clinics spread over three days. An art exhibition under the theme of prevention of non-communicable diseases was also held at SLNS Barana on 06th August with the participation of the Area Commander as the Chief Guest. Naval personnel of the North Western Naval Area took part in the exhibition providing more than 150 creations to raise public awareness on a range of health aspects related to the diseases.[mappress]Press Release, August 20, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Health View post tag: Western August 20, 2013 View post tag: Command View post tag: Clinics View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: North Western Naval Command Conducts Health Clinics & Public Awareness Exhibition Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

US Navy forward-deploys USS Milius to Yokosuka

first_img View post tag: USS Milius Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy forward-deploys ballistic missile defense destroyer to Japan View post tag: US Navy The US Navy announced that its ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69 is leaving her homeport of San Diego to join the US Navy Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Japan.The destroyer is getting underway on April 20 and will be forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, where it is scheduled to arrive at the end of May.Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers perform key roles in support of carrier strike groups, expeditionary strike groups or surface action groups. Destroyers are capable of sustained combat operations supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control and deterrence.USS Milius was originally scheduled to sail to Japan in 2017 reinforcing the navy’s BMD fleet following the USS Fitzgerald collision in June 2017, but was rescheduled so the ship could complete its maintenance and modernization. The destroyer was fitted with the Aegis Baseline 9 combat system during its modernization.Millius is expected to be joined in Japan by the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) which is scheduled to forward-deploy to Sasebo later this year. April 19, 2018 View post tag: Fleet Activities Yokosuka US Navy forward-deploys ballistic missile defense destroyer to Japan Share this article Authoritieslast_img read more


first_imgA funeral mass was offered Oct. 6 at St. Ann’s RC Church, Hoboken, for Michelina “Madeline” Saulino. She passed away Oct. 2. A lifelong resident of Hoboken, Madeline (affectionately called “Babe” by her family) was well known for her fiery spirit and genuine gusto for life. Madeline was born in her parent’s tenement apartment located at 76 Jefferson Street on Jan. 24, 1928 to Michela (Buonfiglio) and Francesco D’Amelio. She worked as a bookkeeper for Saulino Plumbing, her family’s business. Madeline was predeceased by the love of her life, Patrick “Pat the Plumber” Saulino; her brothers Salvatore, Joseph and Anthony D’Amelio and her sisters Teresa Caprio and Concetta Lizza. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Mrs. Linda Tiscornia and beloved son-in-law Louis, her loving son, Patrick Saulino, M.D. and daughter-in-law Nancy; her grandchildren, the Honorable Jude-Anthony Tiscornia and wife Catherine Healy Tiscornia, Esq., Michcella Rose Tiscornia, Joseph, Patrick and Frances Saulino; and two great granddaughters, Anna Michelina and Catherine Marie Tiscornia.To know Madeline was to love her. Her door was always open and she greeted everyone with a charming smile and an affectionate, warm embrace. She loved to cook and, if given the chance, would have fed the whole world. A devoted parishioner of St. Ann’s Church, Madeline was a cornerstone member of the Saint Ann’s Guild. She served as Guild President and worked as the Chairwoman of several Card Parties and the famous Zeppole Booth. She volunteered at the Saint Ann’s Feast for more than 50 years.Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.last_img read more

9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier Spawns Memories For Fishing Families

first_imgJoe and Shirley Leone, of Dorothy, N.J., enjoy coming to the 9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier. By Maddy VitaleJoe and Shirley Leone had all they needed for a perfect day – two beach chairs complete with umbrellas, ice water, bait and two very well-loved fishing poles.“I’ve been fishing for 55 years. I used to catch a lot of flounder and summer fluke,” Joe Leone said. Shirley Leone spent most of her life freshwater fishing. On Tuesday morning, the Dorothy, N.J., couple spent some relaxing time soaking up the scenery and dropping a hook in the water at the 9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier.The location is a popular spot for anglers and nature lovers – offering a slice of tranquility just off the busy Route 52 Causeway entering Ocean City.The Leones, who visit the pier a few times during the summer, say it is a peaceful getaway that allows them to enjoy each other’s company and share their love of fishing.The Leones say the bridge fishing pier is a perfect place for them to relax.They dated as teens in 1959 and were reunited and married 12 years ago, when Shirley became a widow and Joe divorced.“I never stopped loving her,” Joe Leone said.Their love for each other is not quite matched by their passion for fishing. But Joe Leone brought his sweetheart into the word of surf and bay fishing.“We spend quite a bit of time fishing,” said Shirley. “We’re seniors. You have to get out and do things. This keeps us young.”On Tuesday, they were out the door and on the pier by about 9 a.m.“I think I caught something,” Joe Leone exclaimed while reeling in his line.It wasn’t summer flounder or bass the couple hoped would become supper.Instead, Joe Leone hauled in a hefty helping of seaweed.The two laughed.“We don’t really mind if we don’t catch anything. We hope to. We just love being out here,” Shirley Leone said. Steve Shultz, of Medford Lakes, vacations in Ocean City and wanted to try out the fishing pier.On the far end of the pier, Steve Shultz, 35, a Medford Lakes resident who is vacationing in Ocean City, was geared up and ready for his big catch of the day.The seventh grade science teacher knew a bit about the tides, had the right bait – minnows, which he said works for him – and some dark shades to block out some of the rays from the scorching sun as temperatures climbed to near 90 degrees Tuesday.“I’m more of a freshwater fisherman,” Shultz said. “I live on a lake and have been fishing for as long as I can remember.”He has even brought his son, Roarke, 6, and daughter, Hadley, 5, into the sport. “They really like it,” he said.But the kids were in camp Tuesday, so Shultz headed to the bridge fishing pier for the first time.Steve Shultz says he has luck when he uses minnows as bait.“I passed the bridge’s fishing pier signs and wanted to check it out. It’s beautiful. But bay fishing is a lot different than lake fishing, though. You don’t have to worry about the tides on the lake,” Shultz said with a chuckle as he cast his line.Later, he checked his bait after a seaweed catch. He attached a fresh minnow on the hook and tossed his line back into the bay.Fishermen from experts to novices seemed to enjoy their time on the pier. A handful of people claimed a spot, set down a bucket and made it their own – at least for the morning.Dan Ostash, of Bucks County, says he has caught a lot of fish in the bay.Dan Ostash, of Bucks County, Pa., who vacations in Ocean City, is a regular at the fishing pier. He also does a lot of surf fishing.He said he has caught a lot of fish over the years. One of his secrets is synthetic bait.“I think it works and I can store it,” Ostash said. “I’ve caught kingfish here. I cast my line, and, in a minute, I caught it.”But that didn’t seem to be the way the morning was working out. It was still early. Ostash, who is such an avid fisherman, said he is teaching his grandchildren how to fish and they really seem to like it.Daniel Weissert, 16, (left) and his dad Richard Weissert, both of Maryland, head to the 9th Street Bridge Fishing Pier every summer vacation.The father-son team at the pier Tuesday morning had a plan – enjoy their day. If they catch something, that would be terrific, too.Richard Weissert and his son, Daniel, 16, vacationing in Ocean City from Maryland, had a bucket of water, fish heads and a net.They placed a bass head in a crabbing net and guided it carefully into the waters.“We’ve been coming here for years,” explained Richard Weissert. “It’s a good place to fish and crab.”Daniel Weissert said he really likes the quality time with his dad and likes crabbing more than fishing.“It is a good time for us to reconnect,” Richard Weissert said. “Life is so busy. This gives us time to talk.”last_img read more

Dell XPS Continues to Get Better

first_imgXPS is designed to deliver the best computing experience on the planet whether you are a frequent business traveler, photographer, designer, virtual reality (VR) developer or college student. We know that you don’t want to compromise performance for portability (I know that I certainly don’t), and that you care about the detail that goes into your product’s design and craftmanship. You want the best of the best.We are listening to your needs and we continue to update the XPS line with new technologies, features and configurations, to make the best Windows PC line, Dell XPS, even better. Our continuous innovation has led to more than 400 XPS awards, the most award-winning product-line in Dell history, including “Best Notebook” for the XPS 13 by European Hardware Awards 2017 and a Computex d&i award 2017 for the XPS 13 2-in-1 last week.I’m excited to share with you some recent updates we have made to our XPS portfolio that keep with the tradition of delivering premium performance and design.XPS 13 2-in-1 – New Black Color and Sustainable Ocean Plastics PackagingI mentioned earlier that many people, including myself, do not want to deal with the challenge of compromising performance for portability. While constantly being on the road I need the ability to work from a plane, office, hotel or wherever I may be. The XPS 13 2-in-1 was designed to be the most versatile device on the market with all the benefits of a traditional notebook along with the flexibility to serve as your tablet in one beautiful device. The XPS 13 2-in-1 features many of the same great features of the XPS 13 notebook, including an InfinityEdge display that is touch enabled and long battery life. It’s thin, light, robust and incredibly mobile with true tablet functionality. Using its smooth 360 degree hinge design enables it to be setup in one of its four flexible positions so you can work from anywhere comfortably.The XPS 13 2-in-1 is currently offered in a silver machined aluminum color and today we are announcing it will be available in black to give our customers more options. You can order it on Dell.com in the US or Japan or purchase it at select Best Buy stores in the US starting June 11.The new color option isn’t the only update to the XPS 13 2-in-1. As of April 30th, every XPS 13 2-in-1 ships with ocean plastics packaging. In 2017 alone, Dell will prevent 16,000 pounds of plastic from entering the ocean by using recycled plastics collected from waterways and beaches in the XPS 13 2-in-1 packaging tray and we plan to scale it to the rest of our XPS line and all Dell products soon. I live in Miami and spend a lot of team at the beach with my family so it makes me very proud of this work – especially knowing that Dell is the first in the industry to ship recycled ocean plastics packaging and has created a working group to address the issue at scale. To learn more visit dell.com/oceanplastics.XPS 27 All-in-One Now Ready for VRAt CES this year, we launched the award-winning XPS 27 All-In-One. This system has stand out features including a vivid UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD touch display with the best the audio available in an all-in-one to provide an absolutely captivating experience. With its 10 speakers at up to 50W per channel, the Dell XPS 27 AIO blows away the competition and we’ve just upped the performance with the latest 7th generation Intel processors and AMD RX570 graphics card to make it “Ready for VR”, a truly uncompromised desktop. This product adds to Dell’s industry leading end-to-end VR solutions including the XPS Tower Special Edition.XPS Tower VR Updated with Intel Optane MemoryLast summer, we updated the XPS Towers with new design, power and expandability and we are continuing to add new technology to keep it top of the line, as you would expect from this lineup. Earlier this year we added Intel 7th gen processors and now we’re adding Intel Optane memory, a smart, adaptable system accelerator that makes your computer more responsive by memorizing your frequently used commands and programs for a faster, smoother, and easier user experience. Intel Optane memory accelerates opening and storing photos, videos, apps and games, reducing the time you spend waiting for your PC to respond to you. A hard drive plus 16GB of Intel Optane Memory performs up to 14 times faster than just a hard disk drive alone. The XPS Tower will offer Intel Optane starting June 22.To learn more about Dell XPS products, visit Dell.comlast_img read more

Lecture explores current refugee and asylum law in the U.S.

first_imgWhen Majd Alshoufi spoke in the Eck Hall of Law on Monday afternoon, he made it clear that he was coming from a personal, rather than a legal, perspective. Alshoufi, a Syrian Master’s candidate in international peacebuilding and an asylum seeker, was one of the speakers at a lecture titled “Asylum in the U.S.: Law and the Lives It Touches” — an event hosted by the International Human Rights Society and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The event’s intent was to shed light on current refugee and asylum laws in the United States.Alshoufi was an activist in the Syrian nonviolent resistance movement of 2011. On Aug. 22, 2011, he was arrested after taking part in a demonstration with 40 other men and women. After being arrested, he was tortured and exiled. Today he continues his peacebuilding work in the U.S. “If you are deprived of the ability to speak your mind, you can’t really feel it until you lose it,” he said. “Even worse than being shot was being arrested. You were said to be sent behind the sun because no one knew what happened to you, and your life was over.”Alshoufi said the main arguments people have against letting refugees into the U.S. are rooted not in logical reasoning, but in fear. He said there are two extremes on the spectrum: on one end, that all Muslims are terrorists, and on the other end, that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.“We have to be brave enough … to go outside our comfort zone to see the truth,” he said. “Hatred and discrimination against all Muslims empowers terrorists. ISIS has been extremely happy with the new executive order. It gives them the opportunity to say, ‘Do you see how the entire world hates you?’ and recruit with this. They are empowered by this hatred.”Alshoufi said President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders have put his status in this country in a state of uncertainty.“I’m expecting an interview two years from now for asylum, but now I’m not sure, because of the recent executive orders,” he said. “If I’m denied, I’m unsure where I will go. Will they send me to Turkey, where ISIS will be very happy to receive me? I feel like I’m in limbo.”When talking about terrorism, Alshoufi used the phrase “do not be more royal than the king” as a caution to Western society, meaning that it should not claim to know more or know better about what to do when it comes to terrorism than those experiencing its effects firsthand. He talked about change happening from within, led by the people affected.“Terrorism is not just an American or Western problem,” Alshoufi said. “We Middle Easterners have a responsibility to fight terrorism.”In 2014, Alshoufi founded New Syrian Human, an international NGO that provides community-based trauma therapy and peacebuilding services to Syrians around the world.Lisa Koop, associate director of legal services at the National Immigrant Justice Center and adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School, explained the legal framework for how asylum law works in the U.S.Koop said the definition of a refugee is someone who has “a well-founded fear of persecution” due to religion, nationality or other factors. She said refugees meet this definition outside the U.S. and enter the U.S. with legal status and access to benefits, whereas an asylum seeker is someone already in the U.S. trying to meet this definition of a refugee. They typically do not have legal status or benefits. Koop described the 32-step process that refugees have to go through before being allowed to settle in the U.S. as “incredibly exhaustive.” She said the executive order acts as an extra hurdle on top of that process. “They were forced to leave because of circumstances out of their control,” she said. “It’s really miserable for people to have to leave and not be able to exercise their rights and be allowed to meaningfully resettle.”Koop said courts suffer from backlogs, with many cases scheduled into 2020. She said the trio of executive orders relating to interior enforcement, border security and refugee travel “conflate migration with criminality.”Koop, who is also an immigration attorney, said the need for pro-bono support is now greater than ever. Koop specializes in litigation, policy and direct services advocacy on behalf of immigration survivors of gender-based violence. The National Immigrant Justice Center educates immigrants on their rights, provides low-cost or free representation to immigrants and challenges laws and policies that violate the Constitution. It serves around 10,000 clients a year.“It’s important for people to understand what their rights are and how they can protect themselves,” Koop said.Tags: Asylum, Donald Trump, executive order, Immigration, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studieslast_img read more

Siemens to offer residential battery storage system in Europe

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Siemens has announced it will begin offering residential storage systems. The Junelight Smart Battery will be offered to PV system owners aiming to optimize their self-consumption, said the German conglomerate.The device can optimally adjust loading and unloading processes, Siemens said, depending on the weather-related yield forecast for a PV system as well as the consumption profile of a household. All the energy flow, from production to storage and consumption, as well as the amount of electricity fed into the grid, can be monitored in real time using an app, the company said.According to Siemens, storage capacity can be adapted on a modular basis to individual requirements, with up to six battery units with a net capacity of 3.3 kWh each which can be used and flexibly adapted to consumption behavior, such as for connecting heat pumps or charging electric cars.The Junelight Smart Battery features connections for future function extensions, so the system can be expanded by software updates.Germany’s Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologie (VDE) has certified the product and system according to all relevant standards, and the battery is already available in Germany and will be sold in Austria from April.More: Siemens makes its play in residential storage business Siemens to offer residential battery storage system in Europelast_img read more

Mountain Mama: Lessons on the Ocoee

first_imgA cold wind blows the water into hundreds of sparkling wavelets as we kayak away from our campsite on the edge of the Ocoee River.  Tentative green leaves unfurl on the birch and hickory in the woods above, the magenta flowers of the red bud warms me in a way that the early spring sun doesn’t.At the top of the fourth rapid, Broken Nose, Alex turns to me and says, “your goal for the summer is to catch every eddy in this rapid.”I nod, happy that he thinks I’m capable of attaining any eddies, given how wobbly I’m paddling. It’s my first day in my playboat since summer and it shows.I’m kayaking behind Alex and Rhett, watching them maneuver around rocks and small holes. I watch as first one and then the other paddles into the eddy on the right.Instinctively I turn my boat to the left and paddle hard toward the sneak line before either one can call out to me.12898346_10153397080311965_8517636007545398940_oI bobble over a few ledges and wait for them as they eddy-hop through the rapid, the entire time feeling like I missed out on an opportunity. I recognize a pattern and holding on to a boulder watching them ferry back and forth, I remember that I first paddled the Ocoee when I was pregnant over five years ago.Back then I memorized the lines that would safe-guard my belly, avoiding any potential risk of being upside down. Five years later I am still paddling in a defensive, protective manner on the Ocoee. The rapids put me back in the mental space of a pregnant woman, enjoying the freedom of movement that paddling provides but not wanting to risk the health of the babe baking in my belly.My paddling reflects where I’ve been, first pregnant and then a tired mom raising an infant mostly alone, mostly surviving the river, looking for an escape, if only for an afternoon.I’m not that woman anymore. I’ve got choices of how I want to approach life both on and off the river. As tempting as it is to play it safe, there’s an upside to staying present, to focusing on achievable goals.I’m making the decision to get those eddies in Broken Nose, to take more risks in life. This moment and next hinges on the story I tell myself, not where I’ve been but the one I’m writing now, about where I’m going. I am open to new experiences. I am confident. I am going into that eddy. These affirmations are the ones I tell myself, reminding myself to pay attention more to this moment than the past, focusing on my ability to adapt and grow.last_img read more