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Hope on the horizon as Adare Village shines bright with annual…

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first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick LimerickNewsHope on the horizon as Adare Village shines bright with annual Christmas Tree centre pieceBy Meghann Scully – December 8, 2020 190 Print WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener IN a year like no other, the Village Hall Committee in Adare Village, Limerick are doing their utmost to bring festive cheer to the community keeping one very special tradition alive – the annual village Christmas tree – albeit in a different way.While the annual Adare Village Christmas tree lighting gathering could not take place this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, the village Christmas tree this year has been lit up and it shines brightly as a beacon of light and hope for everyone who passes through this beautiful village.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charming Adare Village Christmas tree is a very special tradition.  Over the years it has been described by many as the ‘first feeling of home’ as people returned to the area for Christmas holidays with family and friends.  The Adare Village Hall Committee are more committed than ever to keep this tradition alive in 2020.This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Memory Bulb tradition and it is even more poignant this year.  The community can buy a bulb on the tree to represent someone they have lost. Everyone who purchases a bulb receives a memory card showing each and every person’s name so they can all be held in the heart of the community.This has become a cherished keepsake from year to year. These cards are delivered locally by the committee but are posted out all over the world.  Bulbs cost €5 each and this year information will be circulated to every household in the parish.  Details will follow soon.The Village Hall Committee are also planning a big celebration for next year.  In 2021, the village celebrates the 75th anniversary of Lady Nancy Dunraven gifting the first public tree in the country to the community of the Village.  A tradition which has stood tall since.Chairman of the Village Hall Committee at Adare Village, Paudie Griffin, said: “We hope the village Christmas tree will bring a new sense of togetherness in the village this Christmas and remind people of our wonderful community and the need to shop local and to keep our village alive.“We have so many wonderful shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels which we all need to support. The tree this year was funded by a ‘ go fund me page’ set up by the committee. This has been very well received with donations coming in from around the globe and we thank everyone for their support.”“The message is loud and clear from Adare Village.  Our tree will stand proudly at the top of the village this year to represent our fight against Covid, to honour the people we have loved and lost and to show solidarity with our frontline workers.  Covid won’t stop this wonderful tradition!  It makes our hope burn brighter.” he added. Facebookcenter_img Previous articleWATCH: “We don’t mind who the public want to win”- Morrissey says Limerick focused on selfNext articleWATCH: Ireland End Autumn Series With Convincing Win Over Scots Meghann Scully Email Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

City Council Meeting May 20, 2019

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first_imgCity Council MeetingMAY 20, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. Civic Center AGENDA I.INTRODUCTION R-2019-08 Attachment: Memo Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS F.ORDINANCE R-2019-07 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 313 E. 317 E. Louisiana Street Petitioner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Owner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 3 Hayden Representative: Beth Folz, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. B.ORDINANCE R-2019-09 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as Lynch Road Petitioner: Porterfield Development, LLC Owner: Portfield Development, LLC Requested Change: R1 to R3 Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Scott Buedel, Cash Waggner & Associates PC XI.ADJOURNMENT D.ORDINANCE R-2019-11 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 5.01 Acres Directly West of 1603 S. Tekoppel Petitioner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Owner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Requested Change: R1 to C4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law R-2019-10 Attachment: IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY C.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS R-2019-07 Attachment: C.ORDINANCE R-2019-10 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2100 Lodge Avenue Petitioner: Allied Investment & Development, LLC Owner: Restored Properties, LLC Requested Change: C1 to C4 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Matt Malcolm, KDDK F-2019-10 Attachment: A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. A.ORDINANCE G-2019-07 An Ordinance to Vacate a Public Right of Way in Evansville, Indiana, All That Portion of a 25’ Roadway Easement for Carol Drive West of 3700 Pollack Avenue, Also Being That Area East of 3624 Pollack Avenue That Was Previously Vacated and a 20’ x 25’ Portion North of that Area of Carol Drive that was Previously Vacated.  The Original Vacation Was Performed in 2012 by Ordinance No. G-2012-2 and Recorded in Document Number 2012R-4136 in the Office of the Recorder of Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Adams Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 A.RESOLUTION C-2019-08 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Ratifying the 2019 Annual Action Plan Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 R-2019-06 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE R-2019-08 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as N. Burkhardt Road – NW Corner of the Intersection Petitioner: Eric Carter Owner: Robert & Angela Shockman Requested Change: R1 to C4 Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Eric Carter, Weihe Engineers, Inc.center_img VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET R-2019-09 Attachment: R-2019-12 Attachment: G-2019-07 Attachment: Agenda Attachment: IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS X.COMMITTEE REPORTS R-2019-11 Attachment: E.ORDINANCE R-2019-12 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as Part of 2800 Colonial Garden Road Petitioner: ANB Investments, LLC Owner: ANB Investments, LLC Requested Change: R1 to M1 w/UDC Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law C.ORDINANCE F-2019-10 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 Notify: Kelley Coures, DMD B.ORDINANCE F-2019-09 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations & Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 C-2019-08 Attachment: VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS E.ORDINANCE R-2019-06 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1012-1020 N. Governor Street Petitioner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Owner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 3 Hayden Representative: Beth Folz, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. B.BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS F-2019-09 Amended Attachment: VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Trump orders new rules for asylum-seekers, including charging a fee

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first_imgPresident Donald Trump has called for new rules for asylum seekers, including charging them a fee, limiting their ability to work legally and demanding that the courts resolve their claims within 180 days.The plan, outlined in a White House memo released Monday evening, is the administration’s latest attempt to solve the immigration problem throughout the U.S.-Mexico border.Trump’s latest memo is one of several steps the administration is has planned as part of a broader strategy at the border.Trump issued a separate memo last week, aimed at combating visa stays. The administration has also discussed the possibility of building tent cities along the border and is reportedly researching an external study that suggests the president use “emergency regulation” to detain families longer.”This strategic exploitation of our Nation’s humanitarian programs undermines our Nation’s security and sovereignty,” the White House memo says. “The purpose of this memorandum is to strengthen asylum procedures to safeguard our system against rampant abuse of our asylum process.”The memo directs Attorney General William Barr and acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, to propose the new regulations within 90 days.It also suggests that a fee charged should be charged to those applying for asylum “not to exceed the costs of adjudicating the application” as well as a fee when applying for employment authorization.Furthermore, it calls to prohibit people who entered the U.S. illegally from being authorized to work “before any applicable application for relief for protection from removal has been granted.”McAleenan, who Trump put in charge of the Department of Homeland Security  Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure is expected to discuss the problems occurring at the border with Congress on Tuesday.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua joins Black Lives Matter protest: Racism ‘pandemic’ is ‘out of control’

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first_imgView this post on Instagram MORE: MMA fighter Devin Clark takes a knee before bout at UFC 250Protests have swept the United States and beyond in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. The protest Joshua attended on Saturday was among several held in the United Kingdom.Floyd died in police custody on May 25 after former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.”The virus has been declared a pandemic,” Joshua said. “This is out of control. And I’m not talking about COVID-19. The virus I’m talking about is called racism. We stand united against a virus which has been instrumental in taking lives, taking lives of the young, old, rich, poor; a virus which is unapologetic and spreads across all sectors.”Joshua added: “We can no longer sit back and remain silent on these senseless, unlawful killings and sly racism on another human being – based on what? Only their skin color.”We need to speak out in peaceful demonstrations — just like today, so, well done, Watford.”We must not use a demonstration for selfish motives and turn it into rioting and looting.” In a widely reported statement, the Briton’s camp insisted the brace was “a precautionary measure” that was not of significant concern after he had felt a “twinge” in training.Joshua has accepted he will only fight once in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the boxing calendar. His next opponent is set to be Bulgarian challenger Kubrat Pulev.Joshua and Pulev were due to fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this month, but the contest was postponed, with a new date and venue still to be determined. Welcome to Watford! We are uniting our community, sparking discussions about economic change and education! Supported by the local council and police, but inspired by the black lives matter movementA post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) on Jun 6, 2020 at 12:07pm PDTJoshua was seen wearing a knee brace and walking with crutches as well as using a scooter during part of the protest march. World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua appeared at a Black Lives Matter protest in England, declaring the “virus” of racism is “out of control.”Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion, addressed a crowd of hundreds in his hometown of Watford with an impassioned speech. He also read a poem.last_img read more