Linkedin WhatsApp No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSCity of CultureCukture factoryfeaturedFuerza Brutafull-imageMariana MeleMusic Limerick Fuerza Bruta will start its 12 show run in Limerick’s Culture Factory tomorrow nightLimerick will host one of the most spectacular performing art performances ever staged in Ireland tomorrow night when internationally acclaimed show Fuerza Bruta will be staged in an eight-acre industrial unit, renamed The Culture Factory.Fuerza Bruta will be performed over 12 shows until March 22, with 1,000 people per performance crowding into the newly transformed venue for the massive acrobatic spectacular.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A dress rehearsal will take place this Wednesday night, with the show opening to the public at 6.30pm on Thursday. The 9pm performance for Friday is already sold out and tickets are selling well for the weekend and shows next week.Located at Plassy Technological Park, next to the University of Limerick, The Culture Factory was used by Wang, Dell, and other multinationals. The venue has lain idle for seven years after Dell moved to the Raheen Industrial Park.Limerick City of Culture organisers said that the facility will now give Limerick a venue that can compare with Dublin’s O2.Fuerza Bruta is described as a mind-blowing experience which leaves its standing audience dazzled by its physical exertions and technical skill.The 70-minute show is packed with stunts in a nightclub party setting with one scene featuring members of the cast swimming in a pool ten metres above the audience.Feurza Bruta manager Mariana Mele said the Culture Factory venue was perfect as it gave them plenty of space to erect props.There will be pre and post-event entertainment with Limerick band Leading Armies and DJ Paul Webb as well as multimedia art installations created by students from LSAD, LIT and UL.Doors open an hour before each show. Further details on www.limerickcityofculture.ie Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Twitter Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsLimerick all set for Fuerza BrutaBy Editor – March 12, 2014 714 Previous article# Video Teddy Bear Hospital ULNext articleFather avoids jail for abusing 8-year-old daughter Editor First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Fifth Third Bank Plans To Close More Than 40 Of Its LocationsSEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016 BRITNEY TAYLOR ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY Fifth Third Bank plans to shed 44 of its branches next year.The Cincinnati-based bank unveiled the plan during an industry conference Tuesday.This comes more than a year after it started selling about 100 branches.The latest cuts would remove nearly 4% of the bank’s branch network.Officials haven’t said which branches will close, but employees and customers will be notified next month.Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky could be affected by the closures.Wesselman Nature Society Receives Check from D-PatrickSEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016MATT PEAK EVANSVILLE, INDIANA A local car dealership donates $2,500 to Wesselman Nature Society.D-Patrick in Evansville presented a check to Wesselman representatives this afternoon.Those reps say the money will be used for caring and training animals in their program.Representatives also brought a snake and an owl to see the event.Each month, D-Patrick Ford chooses an organization to promote and include in their Monthly Test Drive Give Away.Evansville Police Investigate Several Vehicle Break-InsSEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016 BRADEN HARP EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Dozens of people wake up to find their car windows smashed.Police are investigating 14 car break-ins that happened overnight in the southeast side of Evansville.Police say most of them happened on the southeast side of town.Several victims report seeing suspects throw large rocks at their vehicles’ windows from a black four door vehicle.Police believe many of these break-ins are connected.They say so far they have only gotten reports of damage to windows.Police say to park cars in well lit areas overnight if you can.If you know anything about these break-ins, call Evansville Police right away.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank ’77 (D-Mass.) will retire from the U.S. Congress in December after 32 years in Washington, where he earned a reputation as one of Congress’s most progressive members on civil rights, military spending and financial regulation. The Harvard Law Bulletin caught up with Frank in mid-July—not long after his marriage to Jim Ready—as he fought to cut military spending by $1.1 billion in a budget amendment he’d co-sponsored.Bulletin: What will you miss most?Frank: I’ll miss the chance to influence public policy in a very direct way.What will you be doing?I’m going to be a public policy advocate. I’ll give lectures and try to run my mouth for money. I hope to teach and have a university affiliation. I’ll also write a book or two and do TV commentary.You are immortalized in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which brought the most significant changes to financial regulation in decades. Are you pleased with its implementation?The Obama administration is doing its best, but the Republicans have been cutting funding, and we hadn’t anticipated it would be underfunded so badly, so that has caused a slowdown. But the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving ahead. With derivatives regulation in the law, we have two separate entities, but there was no way around that.
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Good news for Magnolia is Paul Lee is likely to return for the Hotshots’ next game against Rain or Shine on Saturday.“I think he’s ready for the next game,” said Victolero. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Grabbing the lead thanks to its gung-ho pace, Magnolia slowed things down which contributed to its detriment in the second half, allowing San Miguel to dictate the tempo and eventually, steal the game.“We slowed our offense down, which is what San Miguel wants,” observed Victolero. “For the first three quarters, we kept on running. And then, we lost the lead in the fourth quarter when we made that adjustment. That’s clear with the players, plus we need to be disciplined towards in our executions in the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDespite the tough loss, Victolero shared that the Hotshots are still upbeat going into their last three games of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup elimination round.“We’re still positive because the guys are playing well. I just told them that we need to play together, and we need to experience these kind of games, these character-testing games going into the last phase of eliminations and going to the playoffs,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — After seeing Magnolia’s five-game winning streak snapped, coach Chito Victolero owned up to his mistakes and took responsibility for the Hotshots’ 76-77 defeat to the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday.“I had shortcomings when it comes to our adjustments. It was my fault,” Victolero said as the Hotshots blew a 13-point lead in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Justin Timberlake salutes Prince in Super Bowl halftime dance party
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OTTAWA – Conservative members of Parliament emerged Wednesday from their final caucus meeting under the leadership of Rona Ambrose — and landed squarely in politically uncertain territory.In 10 days’ time, the party will choose a new leader, and when the House of Commons resumes sitting afterwards, the game changes.“The public engagement is at a different level, because they will be judging the leader as a potential prime minister rather than as the interim leader representing the Conservative party in a period of transition,” said Conservative MP Tony Clement.“The stakes are higher.”In Wednesday’s final speech to Conservative MPs and senators, Ambrose said the party’s progress of late is testament to its work over the last 18 months, including forcing the Liberal hand on files like Yazidi refugees or electoral reform.“There was no guarantee things would turn out this way,” she said. “It was up to us in this room.”Others attribute it directly to Ambrose herself, who received accolades across party lines for her time as leader, reflective perhaps of her reputation as a less-than-partisan personality.During tributes Tuesday in the Commons, Opposition House leader Candice Bergen described how on occasion, Ambrose needed more than just a pep talk before taking on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in question period.“She (would) look over to one of us and say, ‘Quick, say something to make me mad so that I’ll look a little more mad,’” Bergen chuckled.Changing the tone of the Conservative party was a key goal for Ambrose when she was chosen as interim leader. Whether her successor takes the same approach remains to be seen.There’s only so far the next leader ought to go, said caucus colleague Dianne Watts.“I don’t know that it would be in the best interests of everybody to go back to being hyper-partisan; there is a spectrum of what that looks like,” Watts said.“We are the official Opposition. We will hold the government to account, but there’s a way to do that as well.”The party’s new leader will be announced May 27; voting is currently underway.Two days later, the House of Commons resumes for what could be a busy four-week stretch before the summer break; the Liberals are poised to roll out policy and legislation on defence, foreign affairs and public safety.All three were signature files for the previous Conservative government. Now the party will be in the position of picking apart the Liberal approach just as they are finding their footing with a new leader.Ambrose’s job was to take some of the shine off the Liberal government, but she had the luxury of not having to equally point out how the Conservatives would do things differently if they were in power, said Jason Lietaer, a former strategist for the party.Lietaer likened any political points she scored against the government — and score them she did — to “found money.”“The next leader, they’ve got a longer-term challenge,” he said. “They’ve got to win an election, not just get to the next sign marker on the road.”
A study suggests most Canadian cities have yet to assess the threat posed by climate change despite being the most exposed to any weather disasters it could cause.A survey of 63 municipalities of all sizes from coast to coast found major gaps in how most are preparing for coming conditions and in how they are reducing their contribution to the problem.“Cities are the most vulnerable government to climate change in Canada but have the least resources in order to manage the problem, so it’s imperative that they have some strategy or plan,” said Jason Thistlethwaite, a University of Waterloo professor and co-author of the paper published in the journal Climatic Change.Thistlethwaite and his colleagues measured the plans against 46 indicators that include baseline information, goals, implementation, evaluation and public participation.“Almost all plans failed to include an assessment of the municipality’s vulnerability to specific climate change impacts,” the paper says.Only seven communities had identified specific neighbourhoods that might be vulnerable. A dozen identified specific local industries at risk.Many cities hadn’t done enough research to be able to write a comprehensive plan.Scientists are increasingly able to attribute extreme weather events to the influence of climate change. And when floods or wildfires destroy lives and property, it’s usually in a city.“Where are most of our people and property?” Thistlethwaite said. “They’re in cities. There’s a concentration there of exposure.”Cities are caught in a bind, he said. Not only are they already strapped for cash to fill potholes and run buses, but their main source of income can conflict with the need to plan for climate change.“Their revenue’s from property taxes, so they want to expand development. When they say they’re going to restrict development in a certain area, that (creates) incredible pressure for them to ignore the advice of their staff.”The survey concluded that Kingston, Ont., has Canada’s best municipal climate change plan.It was the result of more than a year’s effort and included computer modelling of what the local climate might look like in 2050. That work concluded that the number of extreme heat days is likely to increase to 30 from four and the number of extreme precipitation events to double to nine.“That really drives home the point to some people,” said Paul MacLatchy, Kingston’s environment director.“(It’s) a little bit frightening. Things do change remarkably. The infrastructure we rely on every day is that much harder to keep functioning in a reliable way.”Failing to plan for climate change has real consequences, said Thistlethwaite.“You’re likely to see property taxes go up as municipalities are forced to collect more money to pay for damaged infrastructure. You’re likely to see property values go down in areas where there are recurring high risks.”MacLatchy said Kingston was able to do the work with the help of a program from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.Thistlethwaite said cities need more resources to plan for how they will withstand heat waves, ice storms, wildfires and floods.“We need to see much more leadership from upper tiers of government.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
Facing an eight-point deficit, in one of the conference’s most hostile environments, it was a pair of freshmen that ignited a second-half comeback and gave the undefeated Buckeyes a 73-68 win against Illinois on Saturday. Freshman Jared Sullinger scored 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, both game-highs, despite giving up several inches to both of Illinois’ seven-foot-plus big men. But it was freshman Deshaun Thomas’ eight points off the bench, all of which came in a four-minute span in the second half, that sparked the Buckeyes to their 20th win of the season. After leading for most of the first half, OSU gave up a 7-0 Illinois run to end the first 20 minutes and the Illini led 34-33 at the break. Another Illinois run in the second half, this time 12-4, gave the Illini their biggest lead of the game, eight points, with just less than 12 minutes to go. But when Thomas entered the game, the Buckeyes came roaring back. Two free throws apiece from Sullinger and senior Jon Diebler and one from freshman Aaron Craft cut the lead to three. After a defensive stop, the never-shy Thomas took and made his first shot of the game, a 3-pointer, to tie the game at 50 with 9:30 remaining. Two more threes, one from Diebler and another from Thomas, completed a 14-0 run and gave the Buckeyes a six point lead, their first lead since late in the first half. After OSU held a steady lead for the next several minutes, a Demetri McCamey basket and a pair of Mike Tisdale free-throws cut the lead to four with less than a minute to go. Sullinger made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession to give the Buckeyes a four-point lead with 30 seconds to go. Tisdale then hit a 3-pointer, giving OSU the ball with 16 seconds to go and a one-point lead. The Illini fouled Craft after he caught the inbounds pass and the freshman knocked down both free throws to put the Buckeyes up three. On the ensuing Illinois possession, Diebler tipped a pass, forcing a crucial Illini turnover. Sullinger called a timeout after he recovered the loose ball on the floor and a pair of free throws from junior William Buford ended the suspense. Although several Buckeyes struggled from the field all afternoon — Buford and senior David Lighty were a combined 5-22 shooting the ball — OSU was as good as it has been all year from the free throw line. Led by Sullinger’s 13-of-15 effort, the Buckeyes shot a combined 24-of-27 from the stripe. Diebler scored 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Despite his shooting woes, Lighty finished with nine points, five rebounds and five assists. Saturday’s game was the first of a stretch of eight games that will see the Buckeyes play six teams currently ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. That stretch continues Tuesday at home against No. 14 Purdue.
Ohio State freshman defensive end Tyreke Smith (11) and senior linebacker Dante Booker (52) combine for a sack in the third quarter of the game against Tulane on Sept. 22. Ohio State won 49-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State comes out of its matchup against Tulane as the No. 4 team in the country with an undefeated record, tied for the 17th-best scoring defense in the nation.But even with a win against then-No. 15 TCU under its belt, Ohio State has not played an opponent with the offensive weapons that No. 9 Penn State holds.The Nittany Lions hold the No. 1 scoring offense in the nation with 55.5 points per game, including 63 points in each of their past two games.The best offense Ohio State has played so far is the Horned Frogs, who ranked No. 44 averaging 35.3 points per game.After the 49-6 victory over Tulane, which ranks tied for No. 107 in scoring offense, head coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that Penn State offers a completely different challenge to Tulane’s option-heavy offense.“Completely different. Last week was more of a wishbone-style triple option. This will be a true spread quarterback,” Meyer said. “It’s a much different mindset. You’ve got to make sure you always account for it.”The true spread quarterback is redshirt senior Trace McSorley, who is Penn State’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns (59) with 14 total touchdowns on the season, six of which came on the ground.McSorley is a mobile quarterback, which Ohio State has faced the past two games, but one who offers an even larger threat with his arm. And, as Meyer said, a stronger offensive line in front of him.Meyer also complimented junior running back Miles Sanders and said he expects a very similar team that has given Ohio State a lot of trouble in the past two seasons.“Offensive line is better. And that running back is really good,” Meyer said. “We don’t see much difference at all. Scheme’s very similar to what they’ve done in the past and obviously the quarterback’s the guy that makes it go.”The last time the Buckeyes traveled to Beaver Stadium, they lost to Penn State 24-21, which was their only loss of the regular season. A year later, former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett threw two touchdowns in the final five minutes to defeat the Nittany Lions 39-38.Penn State has proven to be one of the most difficult challenges for Ohio State in recent years, and that will happen again on Saturday.Containing McSorley and Sanders is tough with a healthy roster, but with the loss of junior defensive end Nick Bosa, the Buckeyes will need big plays from other members of the defense to hold back the Nittany Lions’ offense.After the Tulane victory, Meyer said he liked the play of the defense without Bosa, but said, with the style of Tulane’s offense, it will not help them against Penn State.“It’s a much different game today than it will be next week,” Meyer said after Saturday’s game. “I thought they played well. They played only 30 minutes of football and we got ’em out. So the challenge of challenges is coming up.”The “challenge of challenges” will force the Ohio State defense to clean up all the mistakes that occasionally plagued the team thus far.It is another year with another major matchup against Penn State, and the Ohio State defense prepared for an offense that looks very similar to one that Meyer ran for the past four years.“You’re playing with a quarterback that can run. That’s one that manages — we’ve had a lot of yards around here over the last years and years and years because of having that ability to do that,” Meyer said. “That’s a real threat. And that’s something that you have to game plan for.”