first_img Pinterest Pinterest Community Facebook Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleO’Moore Park becomes e-cigarette free stadiumNext articleMassive increase in numbers of Laois people setting up new websites Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 9th February 2019 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 9, 2019 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 9, 2019 Deaths Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Una Philomena McCormackWooden Bridge, Ballybrittas, LaoisBeloved wife of the late Patrick. Deeply regretted by her sons & daughters, son and daughters-in-law, her beloved grandchildren and their partners and precious great-grandson. Also by extended family and friends.Reposing Moloneys Funeral Home Mountmellick on Sunday from 6pm. Recital of The Rosary at 7.30pm. Reposing on Monday February 11th, from 10.30am untill Removal at 11.15am to St. John’s Church, Killenard arriving for Requiem Mass at 12noon. Burial after in the adjoining cemetery.Anna Thérèsa Doyle (née Troy)Cabinteely, Dublin / Clonaslee, LaoisAnna Thérèsa Doyle (née Troy) of Johnstown Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18 and late of Clonaslee, Co. Laois who passed away 5th February 2019 in her 101st year, peacefully in the loving care of Denise and the staff of Roseville Nursing Home Bray. Dearly loved wife of the late James (Jimmy) for 64 years and much loved mother of Dympna, Michael, Des and Patricia. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.Anna will repose at her home from 6 until 8pm on Friday. Funeral arriving to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Johnstown / Killiney on Saturday morning for Funeral Mass at 10am followed by interment in Redford Cemetery, Greystones, Co. Wicklow.Eddie (The Bunman) ClareBallaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois / Roscrea, Tipperary / Borris, CarlowEddie Clare, Ballaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois. (R32 HX96) and formerly of Dunroe, Borris, Co. Carlow. February 4th. 2019. Peacefully in the loving care of the Staff of St. Paul’s Ward, St. Vincent’s Community Nursing Home, Mountmellick. Recently deceased by his sister Evelyn. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mai, daughter Sarah, sons Andrew and Gordan, partners Brian Pearson and Aoife Fox, adored grandsons, Ben, Alex and Matt, brothers Willie, Victor and Harold, uncle Harry, sisters-in-law Rose and Valerie, brothers-in-law David and Bobby, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home in Ballaghmore this Tuesday evening Feb. 5th. from 6 o’c until 9 o’c and on Wednesday afternoon Feb. 6th. from 2 o’c until 9 o’c with prayers in the house at 8 o’c. Removal this Thursday afternoon Feb. 7th. at 1.15pm to arrive in Christ Church, Corbally, Roscrea for Funeral Service at 2pm followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard. House private on Thursday morning please.Mary Lynch18 Borris Road, Portlaoise, LaoisChiropodist and Ex. Bord Na Mona. Daughter of the late James and Sarah Lynch and sister of the recently deceased Eileen. Deeply regretted by her loving sisters Claire and Patricia, brother-in-Law Tom, cousins and a wide circle of friends.Reposing at Keegans Funeral Home from 6 on Tuesday 5th Feb with rosary at 8. Burial after 10 am Mass on Wednesday with burial afterwards in St. Peter and St.Pauls cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 8, 2019 TAGSDeaths in Laois Twitter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

first_img April 10, 2019 at 8:57 AM 3 Comments Comments are closed. Horatio Hornblower says: No one should accept your “stupid” name calling (likely why you don’t use your real name). What those of us that have fought to control land use on our airport land have done is pass Measure LC (52 of 55 precincts voted YES) that only allows parks and open space to replace airport uses. It’s LOCKED in our City Charter, can’t be changed by any City Council or City Manager. Only another vote, and LC beat $1 mil. from Big Washington Aviation lobbies while rejecting their Deceptive Measure D.So if folks REALLY want to prevent development of ‘Century City” or Century City-lite,” get out there and demand Measure LC be implemented. Demand that the Parks Master Plan contains STRONG language to start planning before 2029 closure for a great park. Demand our Sustainability Plan includes airport closure and current benefits of a shorter runway (thanks to LC), and make sure all 7 City Council members know at every step that they must do the same, and not support any development other than LC’s parks and open spaces.Perhaps we will face developers and airport zealots together (like the Times Op Ed that started this mess) down the road. But don’t just hand them a victory of sorts. Make a stand against development, and support LC and airport closure. “Keeping it open” because you think the worse case will happen is such a cop out. April 10, 2019 at 9:05 PM D. Adda says: HomeOpinionColumnsSMO, and L.A. Times so Stupid Apr. 10, 2019 at 5:10 amColumnsCurious CityFeaturedGovernmentOpinionSMO, and L.A. Times so StupidCharles Andrews2 years agoCharles Andrewscity councilcurious cityLA TimesnbaopinionSanta Monica Airport A CAN OF FLYING WORMSI knew it. Years ago, during one of our several Santa Monica Airport kerfuffles, whenever the first one was after I started writing this column in 2011, I said to myself: this issue won’t be settled for many years, and it’s a very deep and messy can of worms that you want to avoid as long as possible. I think the can of worms is the kind where you take off the lid and they all  come flying out at you, yaaahhh!!! — intended to induce a coronary. Because that’s what my last column did, for my life. Not the coronary, but the quick, extreme and massive reaction.It’s an emotional issue in SM, and it seems most people have an opinion and a bit of information. Not quite enough, though. Heck, I don’t have enough. There are people who have been working on this, city planners, pilots, parks specialists, on both sides, since the last time Magic and Kareem ruled LA.Lots of folks have written to me or interacted on social media. I’ve sat down and talked with some. I’ve seen documents. I haven’t changed my mind.To (try to) be very clear: I have not been in favor of keeping the airport. I supported and voted for LC. To me the biggest reason is safety. Even though no one on the ground has been killed yet, I think it’s inevitable when an airport is so closely surrounded by homes.But I have also sunk to new levels of cynicism about the power of the greedy. That 227 acres is worth billions, too much to let the vultures be stopped by any concern for the future of SM and its residents, nor by any promises or even laws, and our City Council has a lousy track record in that area. It may be simplistic but my solution for now to prevent a Century City II from rising there: keep the airport.For now. It’s a long way to 2029.QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How can the esteemed LA Times be  —SO STUPID? Yes, esteemed, for all you casual observer naysayers. It has fallen a little but it is rising again, under new ownership. 44 Pulitzers since 1942 (about even with the Washington Post), most recent in 2016 (great columnist Steve Lopez a finalist that year, also in 2018 — give him one!). Went into a slump with severe economic times for print journalism, many deep staff cuts, lost some great people especially in the arts, but new owner billionaire surgeon Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong returned it to local control after 18 years when he bought it from the Chicago Tribune group last year for half a billion, and may likely be its savior. “I’ve not gone into this transaction from a financial basis at all. There’s an opportunity to make a major impact on the nation,” Soon-Shiong said. “LA Times is one of the three newspapers that can have a national and international impact.” Trump approached him about being an adviser but they didn’t exactly see eye to eye on the standards of journalism.Here’s the deal, doc. Attention to detail. Journalism is all about credibility. That’s why real news outfits immediately correct and apologize when they make a mistake, and Faux News doubles down. But when someone on your staff in charge of email news blasts continually blabs the “reveal” in the subject line about events many readers are DVR recording for their later enjoyment, thus completely ruining the events for them if they even glance at their list of emails, that makes you and the paper look like yokels who just moved to town.This is LA. Hollywood. Never heard of “spoiler alert” or “reveal”? Instead of “Breaking news: Virginia wins NCAA men’s basketball title” — which they sent out just before 9 p.m. Monday night, just as I returned home and was settling into my Barcalounger, so looking forward to the Big Game — how about “NCAA men’s basketball title decided”? Or duh, skip “‘Green Book’ snags Best Picture Oscar,” make it “Best Picture Oscar awarded” or even, like the SM Patch, “ALERT: Academy Awards Live Update: Ali Wins Best Supporting Actor” — my eyes won’t go farther than “ALERT: Academy Awards…” They’ve been doing it for years and the couple times I called and tried to find the right person to speak to, I couldn’t, and the person I spoke to clearly thought I was loony. But I don’t think I’m the only one who glances often at their email list to see if there’s anything important or immediate.And by the way, Dr. PS-S, since you are part owner of the LA Lakers as well, do you think you could do something about that disaster? Please? Absolute WORST record in the NBA for the last six years total.The email subject line thing is so obvious and easily fixed, the fact that no one has changed it does make me think that small part of your LA Times operation really is —SO STUPID!Charles Andrews has lived in Santa Monica for 33 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. Really. Send love and/or rebuke to him at  [email protected] :Charles Andrewscity councilcurious cityLA Timesnbaopinionshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments April 10, 2019 at 10:37 PM Respectfully to Charles, I grew up in Ocean Oark during the era when an entire community was bulldozed, the residents promised to be able to return. Of the estimated 300 households displaced by the Del Webb built project, a scant few could afford to ever return.The idea that the demolition of SMO will not result in “century city ll” is wishful thinking at best. There are financial forces at play that coveted the land for their own profits and the very people who advocated for the closure played right in to the hands of the scheme.Stupid is as stupid does for not using the Ocean Park experience to predict what comes next at the airport and who does not have the where with all to live there. Mike Salazar says: 2019 Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) WinnersNew website groups city data into budget prioritiesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author14 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoFeaturedNewsFeud deepens between Villanueva and Los Angeles officials over handling of Venice homelessClara Harter1 day agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days ago Too bad Charles has given into his cynicism and can no longer see the noise, pollution and threat of catastrophic jet crashes that diminishes the quality of life for thousands who live near SMO. SMO an outmoded industrial facility that serves the very few privileged users and negatively impacts the thousands who live in Santa Monica, Venice, MDR, Del Rey, Palms, Rancho Park, and WLA. Santa Monica residents voted in 2014 for Measure LC and they want SMO closed. They voted limits with Measure LC so that the land can _ONLY_ be used as a Park. Those limits on development are now the law regardless of what any cynic says. Enough with this nonsense. The time has come to plan for a much needed GREAT PARK that can be used by EVERYONE and not just a privileged few.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreLongwood University may rate as one of the best colleges in the South, but that doesn’t mean the faculty thinks itself too fancy to extend a little Southern hospitality to a family in need.The 175 year-old college heard that the father of one of their students was dying of lung cancer, and doctors feared he wouldn’t be able to fulfill his final wish — to experience his daughter’s graduation. But Brittany Inge received a call from the provost of the school with an offer that gave the family a special day to remember forever. In an email, Vice President for Academic Affairs Ken Perkins wrote: “I understand your dad is not well at all. A little bird, so to speak, suggested that I consider a small, private ceremony in your home, very soon so that we can award you a symbolic diploma. I am more than willing to come to your dad’s home, and bring with me the dean and registrar, dressed in our regalia and present this to you in front of your family.”Monday morning the family gathered in a stately room on the Farmville, Virginia campus and watched Brittany receive her diploma from Longwood University President W. Taylor Reveley IV. The graduate who majored in elementary and middle school education wants to work as a teacher.“I had no idea Longwood would go out of their way,” Bob told WRIC the Richmond television station. “It takes special people and special organizations to make this happen.”Source: WRIC-TVAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. –Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:8849083d8b105bcfdde6c6cd Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-274246-4573540746001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Three keys and a prediction for Kentucky’s trip to Mississippi State: Win the turnover battleKentucky ranks 11th in the SEC in average turnover margin (minus-17 per game), and Mississippi State is one of just three teams in the country without an interception this season. Kentucky’s defense has failed to record an interception in each of the last three games and ranks 11th in the SEC in interceptions (11) on the season.If Kentucky is to have any chance at the upset against Mississippi State, forcing Dak Prescott’s first interception of the season will be a good start.Cats hope youth prevails at Mississippi StateMississippi State QB Dak Prescott is tackled by multiple UK defenders during the second half of the University of Kentucky football game against Mississippi State in Lexington, Ky. Saturday, October 25, 2014.Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott is tackled by multiple UK defenders during the second half of the University of Kentucky football game against Mississippi State in Lexington, Ky. Saturday, October 25, 2014.“We’ve had our opportunities and we haven’t been able to pull them in,” UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said. “We’ve got to make those plays. And yes, I think there is motivation to play against Dak Prescott. He’s such a great quarterback that when we have success I think that’ll be a good accomplishment.” Limit Prescott’s runsPrescott remains one of the most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, but he is averaging almost half as many carries per game as he did in 2014. Prescott remains Mississippi State’s leading rusher at 36.3 yards per game, but Kentucky needs to keep him closer to that total than the 75.8 yards per game he averaged in 2014.Kentucky has struggled to contain scrambling quarterbacks for most of the season, but with Mississippi State’s running backs averaging just 89 rushing yards per game, containing the quarterback run game is all the more important this week.“They don’t have as many rush attempts overall,” Eliot said. “One reason is, I think he’s passing it very well. He is really become an effective passer. He’s calm in the pocket, he makes right decisions and he makes good throws.” Limit offensive mistakesUK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said his unit’s performance against Auburn was as close as the offense as looked to what he envisioned this season, but it was mistakes in two or three critical situations that cost the Wildcats the win. As double-digit underdogs on the road, Kentucky has no room for those mistakes against Mississippi State. There can be no interceptions in the end zone, no drops of potential touchdowns or not costly fumbles on the opening drive.“In every game, I’ve had spurts of playing some really, really good football,” junior quarterback Patrick Towles said. “I’ve had some spurts of playing not-so-good football. But I think in that Auburn game, with the exception of really two or three plays, I think I played some pretty good football. I’ve got to continue that and hopefully on Saturday I may turn those two or three plays into maybe one bad play or zero bad plays.” PredictionMississippi State 35, Kentucky 27Two consecutive years of close losses against Mississippi State should give Kentucky plenty of confidence heading into the trip to Starkville, but that confidence will not make the task of stopping Dak Prescott any easier. The guess here is the game plays out much closer than the point spread would suggest, but Kentucky falls just short again.Email Jon Hale at [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .last_img read more

first_imgHome  »  Disciplines News  »  In Memoriam: Frank O’Reilly 1922-2013 In Memoriam: Frank O’Reilly 1922-2013 FEI HONORARY Delegate and former Royal Dublin Society President Frank O’Reilly passed away earlier this month at his home in Rathmore, Co Kildare, Ireland at the age of 90.Born in Dublin in November 1922, Francis Joseph Charles “Frank” O’Reilly was the only son of a medical doctor. He was educated at St Gerard’s School in Bray, Co Wicklow, Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire and later read engineering at Trinity College Dublin. After World War II, in which he participated as a cadet in the Royal Engineers, he took over the family whiskey distillery. The business developed and in time O’Reilly became chairman of Irish Distillers. In 1982 Frank O’Reilly was appointed as chairman of the Ulster Bank and director of its British parent, the NatWest. He is credited with both reviving Ireland’s whiskey industry and modernising the country’s banking.In 1941 Frank O’Reilly joined the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), the historic show grounds in the centre of Dublin city where the prestigious Dublin Horse Show is staged annually. In the 1980s, first as chairman of the Executive Committee (1981-87), and then as President (1986-89), he steered the RDS through a difficult patch which threatened its survival. O’Reilly was instrumental in bringing the 10th FEI World Jumping Championships to Dublin in 1982, the first to include a compulsory horse inspection before the start of the event. It was also thanks to him that anti-doping controls were established at the Dublin Horse Show.In 1978 Frank O’Reilly became FEI Honorary Delegate after having attended 15 FEI General Assemblies.Frank O’Reilly, who was chancellor of Trinity College Dublin from 1985 to 1998, is survived by his wife Teresa and their 10 children.The FEI expresses its sincere condolences to the O’Reilly family, to the Irish equestrian community and to the many people who knew and respected Frank O’Reilly. 24 August 2013, 15:00 Tags:last_img read more