Belltable to close in New Year

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBelltable to close in New YearBy admin – December 29, 2012 739 Facebook Advertisement AFTER nearly 32 years in operation the Belltable Arts Centre will be closing in early January with the loss of five jobs.The closure does not affect the CentreStage panto currently running in the theatre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a statement released by the Belltable confirming the staff layoffs and closure the board of the company state they are proposing “a re-structuring plan” that would set the venue on a “sustainable path for the future”.The employees were informed shortly before Christmas that the centre was to “temporarily close” on January 7.Acting chairman of the board, Patricia Byrne, said that the closure would allow the venue some “breathing space”.“The reason we are closing is to allow an opportunity to re-structure and put a good strong plan in place for the future.”Limerick Post understands funding applications have been submitted to Limerick City Council and the Arts Council, who largely fund the Belltable’s operation.Chimes cafe in the basement of the theatre is to remain open and will trade as usual. Print Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Email Previous articleCouncil merger will see management posts halvedNext articleIreland must meet digital demands admin Twitterlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press The Athletic first reported the Jets’ agreement with Desir, who was released by Colts on Saturday.The 29-year-old defensive back spent the past three seasons with Indianapolis, where he had 161 total tackles, five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 37 games, including 29 starts.Also in the NFL:— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Chance Warmack. The former first-round pick has not played since 2018 when he appeared in nine games for Philadelphia. Warmack sat out last season to reportedly get healthy after a series of injuries.NASCAR-iRACING Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSIOC considers postponing Tokyo Olympics…Canada says no to 2020 Summer GamesUNDATED (AP) — There’s a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won’t begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus. Update on the latest sports The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. The IOC issued a statement saying it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese authorities to examine the options. It says the “scenario planning” will include the possibility of changing the July 24 start date for the Games, but that “cancellation is not on the agenda.”The announcement came after IOC President Thomas Bach led a conference call with executive board members.The leader of the international track federation has sent a letter to Bach saying holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe.The Canadian Olympic Committee has made the strongest objection yet to an Olympics this summer, announcing it will not send a team to Tokyo unless the games are postponed for a year. Canada is the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives. However, it feels it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these Games.” Barefoot Hamlin wins NASCAR iRaceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a race without using a drop of gas.Racing barefoot, the three-time Daytona 500 winner beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner to win a NASCAR iRacing event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.Damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button, among a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race.NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus and introduced the country to iRacing with some of the sports biggest stars. Shapiro cautioned that training camps aren’t likely to open for some time because of the outbreak. All but three of Toronto’s major league players have left the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. Shapiro says no Blue Jays players or staff have displayed any symptoms of the new coronavirus, and that no one has been tested.Shapiro spoke to reporters on Sunday from his home in Toronto.In other virus-related developments:— Leading golf instructor Pete Cowen tells The Daily Telegraph in Britain he has all the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Cowen says he has told all his players to follow health and government guidelines on COVID-19. Cowen works with Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Gary Woodland and Graeme McDowell, among many others.— The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.center_img The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “It’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”Two-time gold medalist Seb Coe has sent a letter to Bach stating that holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe. Coe sent the letter after meeting with leaders from around the world in track, which is the biggest sport at the Olympics. It came hours after the IOC announced it could take up to four weeks to make a decision on whether to postpone the games, which are scheduled to start July 24.Coe is a two-time Olympic track champion in the men’s 1,500 and president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Leaders at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the update provided by the IOC about the Tokyo Olympics signaled an important step. However, those U.S. sports leaders say athletes are still beset with questions about whether the games will go ahead as scheduled.National Olympic committees in Brazil and Slovenia later called for a postponement to 2021. Norway’s Olympic body said it did not want athletes going to Tokyo until the global health crisis is under control. The United States governing bodies of swimming and track have called on their national Olympic officials to push for a postponement.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJays’ Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before seasonUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic. — Hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports still playing across the globe.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.NFL-NEWSAP sources: Jets agree to 1-year deal with CB Pierre DesirNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and cornerback Pierre Desir have agreed to terms on a deal, according to two people with direct knowledge of the contract. It was Hamlin’s 31st victory in iRacing, which is where he was first discovered by Earnhardt long before he made it to NASCAR. He said he raced barefoot because “I like to feel the pedals.”Hamlin was heavily involved in putting together Sunday’s pretend race, which was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and called by its regular team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.NASCAR has suspended racing until at least May 9.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 22, 2020last_img read more

Flood Watch Extended for Broward and Palm Beach Counties

first_imgA flood watch is now in effect for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties until 8 p.m. while the flood watch for Mainland Monroe County has been canceled. The soggy weather over South Florida for the last few days has prompted a special weather statement Monday by the National Hurricane Center.The NHC says the disturbance currently over Florida has a 20 percent chance for tropical development over the next two days.Since the weekend, the system has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms across the Sunshine State.The NHC said a weak surface low could form just off the east coast of Florida and move northward toward Georgia and South Carolina on Tuesday and Wednesday.The system is not expected to become a tropical cyclone due to strong upper-level winds, according to the NHC.If it did reach tropical storm strength, the name would be Bertha.In the other South Florida counties, another round of thunderstorms is expected this afternoon, which will likely cause additional flooding.Torrential rainfall may produce flooding of poor drainage areas in urban locations as well as small creeks, streams and canals.Hobe Sound residents are reporting particularly heavy flooding.last_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington Hosts Annual Bowl For…

first_imgFacebook44Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s longest standing annual fundraiser, which raises money needed to carefully pair volunteer mentors with children who face adversity in staff-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.The 2016 Bowl For Kids’ Sake will take place over two days, April 23 and 30. There are five different categories in which teams can compete: Cops vs. Firefighters, Financial, Washington State Employees, Community, and High School.The winning team, “The Mixer”, from the 2015 Cops vs. Firefighters Bowl raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwest Washington.The process is simple and fun! Form a team of 4-6 members and collect pledges from friends, family, and acquaintances. Each bowler is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. New this year: every $10 donation is eligible to receive a raffle ticket to win one of three great prizes, with the grand prize being a trip for two to Palm Desert! For more information and to register as a team captain, please visit Bowl for Kids’ Sake online.Donor funds, such as those raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake, enable Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington to provide careful mentoring matching and ongoing staff support that keeps one-to-one relationships going strong long-term to help youth overcome adversity to achieve lifelong success.About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington helps children facing adversity beat the odds. We know mentoring works, because we have independent research that shows that children who meet regularly with their Big Brother or Big Sister are:52% less likely to skip school46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs27% less likely to begin using alcohol99% less likely to engage in risky behaviorBig Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent to every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are committed to helping Littles access their own resourcefulness and their own resiliency in order to realize their fullest potential.There is no cost to Bigs or Littles to participate in our program. The majority of the funds we raise through special events go directly into recruiting responsible, reliable, and trustworthy Bigs, making matches, and maintaining matches. We train and recognize our Bigs, and provide match enrichment activities. Our professional staff recruit volunteers, assess the needs of the children, and support, monitor, and evaluate each match for the entire duration of the relationship.To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington and how you can help, please visit our website and like us on Facebook.last_img read more

Picture special: Dramatic scenes as gorse fires rage in West Donegal

first_imgAn amazing community response in West Donegal saw locals battle raging gorse fires, which threatened homes in the area. Firemen, civil defence, Gardai as well as hundreds of locals battled from 8am until the evening to bring the fires at Annangry and Loughanure under control.An Air Corps helicopter dropped more than 42,000 litres of water onto the smouldering gorse to bring the fires under control. The battling crowd included hundreds of local people.Local photographer Bríd Sweeney captured the drama …Annagry Fire – April 2019 .Photo by Brid SweeneyPicture special: Dramatic scenes as gorse fires rage in West Donegal was last modified: April 23rd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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) Tags:Annagrygorse firesLoughanurelast_img read more

Facebook Cracking Down on Rogue Apps with New Verification Program

first_imgFacebook is launching a new security measure that is clearly a response to the recent threats caused by numerous rogue applications that have spread virally across the social network. According to news from the Facebook Developers blog, all application developers must now verify their Facebook account by either confirming a mobile phone number or adding a credit card to their account. The new procedure aims to cut down on the number of rogue applications created by hackers and spammers by forcing developers to share personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, say multiple security researchers, verification alone is not enough to stop these malicious apps. Rogue Apps on FacebookLast week, we began to wonder if Facebook needed to implement its own anti-malware service after an especially busy weekend where thousands of user accounts were compromised by rogue applications promising tantalizing videos to anyone who was willing to click here. Not surprisingly, many did just that, and ended up on an off-site Web page where malware was installed on their PCs. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… On May 15, security firm AVG reported its anti-malware service had blocked more than 30,000 rogue Facebook applications – a number so large, the company’s chief researcher officer, Roger Thompson, called it “stunning.” But will the new verification measures actually make dangerous applications a thing of the past? Probably not. Adept spammers will quickly figure out how to bypass the security procedures using stolen credit cards or disposable mobile phones. Security Researchers Response: It’s Not EnoughWe asked several security researchers what they thought about the new procedures and none believed the new program was anywhere near strong enough to thwart the onslaught of rogue apps on Facebook. According to security expert Graham Cluley of Sophos, cybercriminals won’t find that bypassing the measures will be very difficult at all, and will likely use stolen credit cards and pay-as-you-go throwaway mobile phone numbers to get their apps verified. He encourages Facebook to do more than the new measures. “As these applications are being made available to an estimated 500 million users, Facebook would be doing its users a real service if they put in place stronger controls over application developers,” Cluley says. “After all, what legitimate application developer is going to complain?”Rik Ferguson, senior security advisor at Trend Micro, calls the new program a small step in the right direction, but also feels better application approval methods are in order. “Facebook will find themselves playing the same old game of whack-a-mole unless they institute some form of application approvals process as is already the case on competitor networks,” he warns, again reiterating that neither of the new measures are enough to stop real criminals.Security Evangelist Ryan Naraine of Kaspersky, agrees, saying the only way Facebook can really fix things is to “implement some form of code signing or code inspections when the app is submitted.” However, Naraine admits the new program is at least “a step in the right direction.” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#NYT#security#social networks#web sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Injured Gautam Gambhir could head back home

first_imgThe Indian cricket team’s injury woes continue to mount in the ongoing tour of England and Gautam Gambhir could be the latest to fly back home as his concussion has not shown much improvement in the last 10 days.In what would be a big blow to the world champions in the forthcoming one-day series, Gambhir is likely to suffer the fate of the likes of Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag who came or joined the Indian squad and left without lending significantly to the team’s cause.India have been whitewashed 0-4 in the Test series, lost their number one Test rankings and are in danger of suffering a similar debilitating fate in the one-day series, starting with the first game in Chester-le-Street on September 3.Gambhir had backpedalled to catch a pull by Kevin Pietersen at mid-on on the second day of the final Test at the Oval on August 19, tripped and fell on his head and subsequently suffered from a blurred vision.Gambhir didn’t open in both innings of the Oval Test and came down late in the order, contributing little by way of runs.Since then, Gambhir has visited doctors and got MRI scans done which have shown clean results yet Gambhir’s condition hasn’t improved.Gambhir’s case could be similar to the one suffered by South African fast bowler Dale Steyn during the Champions League last year when he too had backpedalled to take catch Michael Hussey in a semi-final clash between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.advertisementThe pacer fell on his head and Steyn’s MRI scans too showed little but the paceman took 3-4 weeks to get himself sorted out.By the looks of it, Gambhir could also suffer a similar fate and be out of action for 3-4 weeks, putting in doubt even his participation when England pay a return visit to India for a one-day series in early October.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

a month agoRoberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join Real Madrid

first_imgRoberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid great Roberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join his old club.Neymar was linked with both Los Blancos and Barcelona this summer, but remained at the Parc des Princes.”Any player would want to wear the Madrid shirt,” the ex-Madrid and Brazil star said.”But the Neymar story is over. He’s happy in Paris and he’ll be the best in the world soon.”Roberto Carlos already sees Neymar being among the world’s elite.”[Lionel] Messi, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Neymar and [Kylian] Mbappe are undoubtedly the best four in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Iowa’s Marshall Koehn Beats Pittsburgh With 57-Yard Field Goal To End Game

first_imgIowa kicker Marshall Koehn kicks a 57 yard field gaol to win the game.Twitter/@IowaonBTNMost college coaches wouldn’t be comfortable sending their kicker out for a 57-yard field goal to win the game. Kirk Ferentz is not one of those coaches. With the game tied at 24, Hawkeye kicker Marshall Koehn blasts one from 57 out to send Pittsburgh home with a loss. As you can imagine, the team mobs him after the win becomes official.How about a 57-yd FG for the win? That’s nothing for @HawkeyeFootball K Marshall Koehn! Brought to you by #GrubHub. http://t.co/FoAm5dBwja— Iowa on BTN (@IowaOnBTN) September 20, 2015Remember, folks, kickers are people too. Sometimes, they’ll even win you a game.last_img read more