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first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick author shortlisted for Irish Book AwardBy Alan Jacques – November 7, 2017 1920 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Advertisement Limerick author Judi CurtinLIMERICK author Judi Curtin has been shortlisted in the senior children’s category of the Irish Book Awards for her 25th book ‘Stand By Me’. The book tells the story of Molly and Beth who travel back to the past, in an effort to fix a friendship that was destroyed in 1960. Many of Judi’s previous works have been bestsellers in Ireland with her books also published in many countries including Australia, Brazil, Spain, Germany and Russia. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This is Judi’s fourth time being nominated for an Irish Book Award. Running since 2007, the major literary event will be broadcast by RTE on November 28. The winner in each category is decided by a public vote which is open now and closes at midday on November 23. All voters have the chance to win €100 in book tokens. To vote visit www.irishbookawards.irishby Alan [email protected]center_img Previous articleBest selling authors for BelltableNext articleElderly Limerick woman duped into money scam Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSIrish Book AwardsJudi CurtinlimerickStand By Me Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse beats Cornell 67-46 in Carrier DomeWhat we learned from Syracuse’s win against CornellTrevor Cooney snaps 0-for-11 slump from deep in strong 2nd half against CornellMichael Gbinije helps push Syracuse past Cornell as distributor, not scorerTyler Roberson’s 15-point, 12-rebound performance spurs Syracuse to 67-46 wincenter_img Tyler Roberson was a beast on the offensive glass in Syracuse’s (8-3) 67-46 win over Cornell on Sunday. Eight of his 12 rebounds were offensive, and 10 of his 15 points came on second-chance opportunities.“It’s funny,” SU interim head coach Mike Hopkins said after the game. “When Tyler focuses on rebounding, he seems to score.”And according to advanced statistics from Hoop-Math, Hopkins is spot on. By the numbers, Roberson has been the most effective second-chance scorer in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. Hoop-Math defines a “putback” as a made shot that is taken within four seconds of grabbing an offensive rebound, and Roberson is at the top of the conference in that category.Below is a list of the players with the most putbacks on all 15 ACC teams, with their field-goal percentage on putbacks at the rim in parentheses. You’ll see that Roberson is not only tied for the most putbacks in the conference, but that he’s also converting at the highest rate around the basket among players with 20.1. Tyler Roberson (Syracuse) — 20 putbacks (83.3 percent)2. Charles Mitchell (Georgia Tech) — 20 putbacks (73.3 percent)3. Zach LeDay (Virginia Tech) — 20 putbacks (50 percent)4. Brice Johnson (North Carolina) — 15 putbacks (100 percent)5. Zach Auguste (Notre Dame) — 15 putbacks (50 percent)6. Abdul-Malik Abu (North Carolina State) — 15 putbacks (46.2 percent)7. Devin Thomas (Wake Forest) — 14 putbacks (57.1 percent)8. Chinanu Onuaku (Louisville) — 13 putbacks (62.5 percent)9. Anthony Gill (Virginia) — 10 putbacks (80 percent)10. Amile Jefferson (Duke) — 10 putbacks (66.7 percent)11. Terance Mann (Florida State) — 10 putbacks (50 percent)12. Jaron Blossomgame (Clemson) — 9 putbacks (33.3 percent)13. Tonye Jekiri (Miami) — 7 putbacks (66.7 percent)14. Rafael Maia (Pittsburgh) — 6 putbacks (60 percent)15. Johncarlos Reyes (Boston College) —5 putbacks (80 percent)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhy Roberson’s “Putback” numbers are more impressive than Brice Johnson’sIt may be a bit confusing that I am calling Tyler Roberson the most effective second-chance scorer in the ACC while Johnson has a 100 percent conversion rate at the rim. But there are two factors at play here, one based in logic and the other in strategy.First, with 20 putbacks and a 83.3 percent conversion rate around the rim (Roberson hasn’t attempted any putbacks away from the rim), he has accounted for 40 points on putbacks. Johnson has attempted a few putbacks away from the rim, but none of them have come from 3-point territory, so he’s accounted for 30 points on putbacks.Second, Johnson plays with one of the best low-post threats in the country in Kennedy Meeks, which has an effect on his putbacks. Meeks often draws double teams in the post, which can leave Johnson alone on the weak side. This makes a good share of his second-chance opportunities uncontested, while Roberson doesn’t enjoy that luxury as often. That’s not to say that Dajuan Coleman, Tyler Lydon or Syracuse’s drivers haven’t drawn double teams this season, but being paired with a player of Meeks’ caliber only helps Johnson thrive around the rim.Why this matters for SyracuseIt has been well-documented that most of Syracuse’s offense is going to come from its 3-point shooting. According to Kenpom, 38.2 percent of the Orange’s total points have come on 3s this season, which is currently the 23rd highest rate in the country and highest among ACC teams. That makes Roberson’s ability to create scoring opportunities on the offensive glass particularly important, and his ability to convert at a high rate gives SU a valuable offensive complexion for a perimeter-oriented system. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGovernor Gretchen Whitmer has made a proclamation that will help cancer patients in Michigan. The governor declared April 18–24 cleaning for a reason week so people with the disease can get help at home.Tara Stone, owner of Your Girl Friday LLC received the proclamation from Governor Whitimer, and is already springing into action.“We just received a proclamation from the mayor of Alpena as well as the governor of Michigan declaring April 18th through the 24th national cleaning for a reason week.”Stone says, for her, acknowledgement of this week hits close to home.“Six years ago my aging parents were having issues in their own health, you know, trying to help them with things in and around the house. Two years ago I started my business and it’s grown really well and we partnered with cleaning for a reason and I feel it’s very important. We do have family that has survived cancer and I know what its like, you know, seeing them go through cancer treatments and stuff like that. ”If you or a loved one needs services, Stone says don’t hesitate to reach out. You can visit her Facebook page, Your Girl Friday LLC, or visit cleaningforareason.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Cancer, Cleaning, cleaning for a reason, Tara, Tara StoneContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena native performing two nights of music this weekendNext Alpena Post weekly calls for servicelast_img read more

first_imgA fifth-year student from Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore is the winning student on week 11 of the Graduate.ie weekly programme, it has been announced. Graduate.ie has been in operation since 2001 and is a government, local government and EU Funded Citizenship and Democracy Programme for young people aged 12 to 18 years who are attending second-level schools, youthreach centres or youth clubs.It is a free online competition and students can register online to participate at any time during the academic year. Each week a new set of questions relating to a diverse range of areas, including the environment, politics, Irish language, music, sport and so on becomes available on the website and a computer randomly selects the winner each week.As part of her prize, Clara will be travelling to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg in December 2019 on a free four-day educational trip with 24 other students from Ireland and will be accompanied by three supervising teachers during their four-day trip.They will spend one day at the European Parliament where they will take part in a youth parliament (Euroscola) with students from other member states. Clara’s prize was sponsored by Donegal County Council and Cathaoirleach of Glenties Municipal District Cllr. John Sheamais O’Fhearraigh believes that Graduate.ie is great way to encourage young people to learn and develop active citizenship, democratic values and intercultural understanding.“I would like to congratulate Clara on winning this prize and I believe that this is a great initiative that allows young people from all over Europe a chance to see first-hand the workings of the European Parliament and to engage with their peers from different countries and cultures, sharing their own experiences and insights.“I wish Clara every success during her visit in December and I hope it contributes in a positive way towards her future studies.”Top Donegal student wins educational trip of a lifetime! was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgDENVER–It isn’t easy to beat the Giants these days, and it’s become even more difficult for an opponent to score off of Madison Bumgarner.The Rockies accomplished both of those feats Monday, even if the Giants allowed all five runs in their 5-2 loss after Bumgarner came off the mound.The Giants have won 11 of their last 15 games, but all four of their losses have come in games in which they’ve allowed at least three runs after the sixth inning.After snapping off a career-best 22 straight …last_img read more

first_imgThe Oakland A’s have seen quite a few catchers squat behind home plate over the last few years. Jonathan Lucroy, Bruce Maxwell, Stephen Vogt, Kurt Suzuki, to name a few. Some became cult heroes, others faded into oblivion.Josh Phegley has become somewhat of a breakout star this year for the A’s in his time behind the dish, so much so that he’s quickly put together an All-Star caliber first half.But what do we know about the 31-year-old journeyman? Here are 10 things…No. 1: Who did he …last_img read more

first_img South Africa has been identified as a key emerging market for global investors, moving up to fourth position in a new survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit for UK Trade & Investment, the British government’s international business development agency. Addressing an emerging markets forum hosted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on Wednesday, UK Secretary of State Lord Mandelson revealed the findings of the report, which examined global business attitudes to emerging markets in light of the global downturn.UK business ‘must look abroad’ Commissioned by UK Trade & Investment, the “Survive and Prosper: emerging markets in the global recession” report gives fresh insights into the opportunities and longer-term strategic importance offered by emerging economies. “Businesses should be strategic about their exports and plan for the long term,” Mandelson said. “Many emerging markets are outperforming developed economies, and are expected to grow strongly for years to come. “The global recession was a wake-up call for companies to diversify their export base and seek out new opportunities in the emerging world,” Mandelson said. “We are encouraging UK business to look abroad and find new business in these exciting new markets.”Emerging markets outperform developed countries The report, based on a survey of more than 540 high-level business executives across 19 business sectors, found that emerging market economies, on the back of the continued high growth and market size of China and India, had outperformed those of developed countries in 2009. The report found 60 percent of companies surveyed expected to derive more than 20 percent of their total revenues from emerging markets in five years’ time – almost double the current figure of 31%. According to the report, political risk (including the risk of nationalisation and expropriation) was cited by 50 percent of survey respondents as the greatest government-related obstacle to doing business in emerging markets.‘Share in SA construction boom’ In the equivalent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2008, titled “Tomorrow’s Markets”, South Africa was ranked eighth in a top 10 list of “new wave” investment markets. The latest report – in which South Africa moves up to fourth position – is part of a wider push by UK Trade & Investment to raise awareness about the potential trade and investment opportunities for British companies in high-growth markets. It follows the release on Friday of another UK Trade & Investment report, titled “Building South Africa: opportunities for the UK construction sector”, which highlights opportunities stemming from the South African government’s multi-billion rand infrastructure development plans. “South Africa is a fast growth economy with infrastructure plans to match,” UK Trade & Investment CEO Andrew Cahn said in a statement on Friday. “With investment opportunities in both private and public sectors, coupled with a severe skills shortage, now is the time for UK companies to take advantage of the construction boom.”‘Gain a foothold in sub-Saharan Africa’ Cahn said South Africa’s infrastructure spending plan was set to accelerate the annual growth of the economy by between 4.5% and 6%. “Its ambitious plans for mass transport, water projects, prisons, hospital and prison upgrades provide plenty of opportunities for UK companies,” Cahn said. “This investment, and events like the 2010 football World Cup, are acting as a catalyst for growth in the private construction sector. Opportunities include hotel and residential development as well as urban regeneration projects. “By establishing a business in South Africa, UK companies can gain a foothold into sub-Saharan Africa.” Several UK companies are already actively involved in major infrastructure projects for South Africa, including Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd, which is providing the new train fleet for the Gautrain project, and Mott MacDonald, which is involved in state logistics company Transnet’s rail and port expansion programme. UK Trade & Investment’s presence in South Africa “is stronger than ever, with 34 staff based in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to support these opportunities and expansions,” the agency said on Friday.South African Press Association (Sapa), with additional reporting by SAinfo 15 October 2009last_img read more

first_img1 February 2013 The Biodiversity Management Plan for South Africa’s black rhinoceros aims to ensure the survival and sustainable growth of the country’s rhino population in the face of a changing environment and the ongoing threat posed by poaching. Gazetted last week by Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, the plan envisages the continued existence of the global black rhino population through the continuation of viable populations of the two indigenous black rhino subspecies in natural habitats throughout South Africa. The short-term, 10-year goal is to achieve an average South African meta-population growth rate for the two subspecies of at least 5% per annum, so as to achieve meta-population sizes for the two subspecies of 3 060. The plan states that effective law enforcement, improved relations between neighbouring countries, effective criminal investigations and prosecutions, and the securing and monitoring of rhino horn stockpiles, remain key to minimising losses from poaching. Human resources should also be developed so that there are sufficient skills available to protect and manage black rhinos, while sustainable political and social support for rhino conservation efforts should be encouraged. Strict hunting guidelines are included in the plan to ensure proper control over the removal of animals from breeding populations, and to combat illegal hunting. The plan “will contribute significantly to the management and conservation of black rhino, presently under threat from poachers,” the Department of Environmental Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday. The Conservation Plan for the Black Rhino, which forms the basis of the Biodiversity Management Plan for the black rhino, was jointly developed by South African members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Rhino Management Group. The South African Rhino Management Group, which functions under the auspices of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Rhino Specialist Group, is to manage the implementation of the plan, including the legally required approval of management plans submitted by rhino conservation bodies for adoption by the government. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Fine Homebuilding editors Justin Fink and Patrick McCombe recently invited GBA editor Martin Holladay to join them for their weekly podcast. The discussion ranged from heat-pump efficiency at high altitudes, radiant barriers and heat transfer through a roof, to ways to retrofit insulation.last_img read more

first_imgAfter winning the bronze medal, India’s most successful boxer in history M.C. Mary Kom is now basking in the glory of an Olympic medal.Since winning the medal in the 51kg category, Mary has been even busier then before. There’s no more training schedules to adhere to or boxing strategy lessons to undertake. Right now Mary Kom is busy just fulfilling media engagements and going from one felicitation to another.”Mary is very busy right now. She has an interview lined up at the athletes village with the IOC team and another one straight after that with the AIBA team, not to mention the various requests from other media teams from around the world” informs her husband Onler Kom.Special coverage of London Olympics 2012This is the first time that women’s boxing has found a place in the Olympic Games and that has meant there is great interest in the boxers, particularly the medal winners. And in Mary’s case, it’s not just the Indian media, but others from England and South America want to interview her.Mary and her family (her mother and husband are with her in London) are also being felicitated by various people in London. On Saturday afternoon, the European Manipuri Association hosted a special meet and greet session for their hero at one of London’s historic pubs in Central London.Many turned up to see their hero in person and also to show their gratitude to Mary Kom for putting Manipur on the world map.advertisement”I have travelled all the way from Germany. In fact, I have driven down from Germany, after organising this event” Somorendro Khangembam, the general secretary of the European Manipur Association told Headlines Today.Mary was also in her elements at the event, as she freely mingled and interacted with members of the Manipuri association. And joining her for company was another rising talent from Manipur, Devendro. The youngster put up a stellar show to reach the quarter-finals in his first Olympics. “I’m determined to go for the gold in four years time” Devendro said when an enthusiastic fan asked him about his future plans.As for Mary Kom, this is something she needs to get used to. For the felicitations are just starting and there will be another round of them once she lands in India in a few days time.last_img read more