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‘Heart of Gold’ Michael to be laid to rest after Limerick…

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first_imgPrint Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Previous articleWin The Sopranos full series boxsetNext articleCrescent SC gets second wave of planning approved Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebookcenter_img TAGSfeaturedkileelylimerickMichael McNamarapedestrianroad accidentthomondgate RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash The fatal accident happened on Kileely Road in LimerickTHE Limerick man tragically killed last Sunday night when he was knocked down on the Northside of the city will be laid to rest later this week as family remember him for having a “heart of gold”.Michael McNamara was walking home from his brother’s house when he was struck by a car on the Kileely Road in Thomondgate.The 40-year-old father of one originally from Moyross but with an address on Monabraher Road, Ballynanty died later in hospital despite the efforts of paramedics and those who tended to him at the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The driver of the car, aged in his 20s, was unhurt in the accident.The single vehicle accident happened near St Lelia’s Church where Mr McNamara’s requiem Mass will take place this Friday at 11am.Michael McNamara who was tragically killed this week, will be laid to rest this FridayMichael’s brother Christy, said that the father of one had left his house moments before he was struck by the 2007 registered black BMW car.“He was with me here in the house earlier on the night, playing darts. He went away, and then I was called down to the road by a neighbour. I went down there and he was lying on the ground,” Christy McNamara told the Irish Sun.“He had a heart of gold, you couldn’t meet nicer,” he added.Mr McNamara is survived by his parents Pauline and Paddy; daughter Kellie; sisters Denise and Tanya and brothers Christy and Darren.Gardai forensic collision investigators assessed the scene and Gardai in Mayorstone have appealed for witnesses.See more local news here News‘Heart of Gold’ Michael to be laid to rest after Limerick accidentBy Staff Reporter – July 26, 2017 1558 Linkedinlast_img read more

Her wheels are always turning

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first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.For busy bicyclist and blogger Alice Anne Brown, MUP ’13, the wheels are always turning. They turn in her mind at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), where for two years she has studied urban planning — especially how bicycles can make cities more livable, lovable, and viable.And the wheels turn for Brown on the road, where she logs five to 20 miles a day on her one-speed Westport cruiser. It has fat wheels, pedal brakes, a single gear, and a seat that makes her sit up straight, all the better to just look around. (For weekend distance rides, she keeps a Specialized Dolce.) “I’m a three-city girl,” said Brown, whose home is in Somerville, school is in Cambridge, and work is in Boston (as a project manager at Boston Bikes, a citywide cycling initiative).She was born in Detroit, the Motor City, but her core passion revolves around how pedal power could be at the heart of a safe, practical, and low-impact urban life. Brown has ridden the bike lanes in many of the 22 countries she’s visited, though two years ago she was obliged to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on foot.“There is no better way to really see a place,” she said of biking. Her childhood seemed to be on wheels too, and rolled through Michigan to Maryland and back to Ohio for her father’s engineering career. Mostly, she grew up in the village of Baltimore, Ohio, where home was on five acres with a pond. She swam, ice skated, played the flute, and dabbled in 4H. (“I was a disaster at cooking and sewing,” she said.) Her younger brother took to country life, but “I have searched for cities ever since,” said Brown.At Ohio State University, Brown studied physics, then switched to mathematics. (She also rowed crew and played ice hockey.) As an undergraduate senator, Brown sat on a town-gown planning board that piqued her interest in how cities worked, including streetlight audits and regulations for commercial frontage. In 2003, armed with dual degrees in math and philosophy, Brown moved to the Bronx, where for five years she taught math to sixth- and eighth-graders.Even when teaching, Brown felt intimations of the career she ultimately would embrace: planning that would make the world’s cities greener. She spent many hours in New York’s Central Park, a place that she said feels like her real home. In a life-changing experience, Brown led her class through a unit on sustainability, including a look at the “No Impact Man” lifestyle. For a week, she rode her bike everywhere.When she moved to Ethiopia in 2008 for a three-year teaching job in Addis Ababa, her bike came with her, as did her interest in public spaces. Brown surveyed city parks in the capital. She also studied the ubiquitous and cheap 14-passenger minivans that provide informal public transport in much of East Africa. She realized that her interests had converged into a desire to study urban planning.“I wanted to change things,” said Brown, who applied to the GSD, was admitted, and started in September 2011.What’s next? “I could go anywhere,” said Brown. She has new skills at planning and assessment and a vision of cities where streets are designed for more than cars. Still, she added, “I don’t want to be just the bike girl.”last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Joseph Fiennes & Hugh Bonneville Will Return to the Boards & More

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first_img View Comments Joseph Fiennes (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Joseph Fiennes & Hugh Bonneville’s Stage ReturnThe U.K.’s Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its 2016 season and we need to be there. Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) will play Lawrence of Arabia in Terence Rattigan’s Ross, directed by Adrian Noble, from June 3 through June 25. Also added to the lineup is Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), who is set to return to the stage in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, directed by Howard Davies and translated by The Father’s Christopher Hampton, running April 22 through May 21. Additionally of note: original Broadway Miss Trunchbull Bertie Carvel (Matilda) will make his directorial debut with a revival of John Galsworthy’s Strife, playing August 12 through September 10. And then there’s a new stage version of Half a Sixpence, co-created by mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh, featuring a book by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, School of Rock), which will run July 14 through September 3.Shakespeare’s Globe Listens to Rotten!’s Kate ReindersDid someone at Shakespeare’s Globe watch Kate Reinders’ recent #LiveatFive, where the Something Rotten! star said she thought the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death should be properly marked?! The Globe has put together The Complete Walk, a series of 37 short films to be screened along London’s South Bank and in other national and international locations throughout the weekend of April 23-24, to commemorate the Bard’s demise. The cast will include Dominic West as Coriolanus (in Rome), Jonathan Pryce and Phoebe Pryce as Shylock and Jessica (filmed in Venice’s historic Jewish Ghetto), Simon Russell Beale as Timon (filmed in Athens), Jessie Buckley and Luke Thompson as Romeo and Juliet (in the Tomba di Giulietta in Verona), along with Mel Giedroyc and Paul Chahidi in The Merry Wives of Windsor.B’way Alum Rachel Potter Will Return to Big Apple StageThe X Factor finalist and Broadway alum Rachel Potter (Evita, The Addams Family) is heading back to New York! She has teamed up with Donny Fallgatter and Josh Matheny to form new country trio Steel Union, and they will play Big Apple hotspot Rockwood Music Hall on February 22. Expect an evening of music with some whiskey drinkin’, boot stampin’, tambourine shakin’ southern fun!Barbra Streisand & Jamie Foxx Do Sound of MusicThis collaboration is blowing our minds somewhat. It would seem the legendary Barbra Streisand has teamed up with Jamie Foxx to record “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” That’s right. From the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music. We can’t wait to hear this!last_img read more

Key strengths of Liverpool’s title winners

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first_imgLiverpool were crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years on Thursday with seven matches remaining, having turned the English Premier League title race into a procession.They have smashed records along the way and more could follow, including most wins, most points and the biggest winning margin. It will go down as a season for the ages, but what makes Juergen Klopp’s side such an unstoppable force?All truly great sides are constructed on unshakeable foundations and Liverpool are no exception.When Manchester City splashed out 35 million pounds ($43.39 million) on goalkeeper Ederson in 2017, it raised eyebrows.But a year later, Liverpool paid nearly double that for another Brazilian shot-stopper, Alisson Becker.It was a masterstroke. Alisson kept 21 clean sheets last season as Liverpool and Manchester City went head-to-head in an epic title race, more than any other goalkeeper.He leads the way again with 12 this time in spite of being out injured early in the season.Alisson exudes calm, distributes the ball like a cultured libero and makes the difficult look remarkably routine.In front of him, Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk has been a colossus since joining from Southampton in 2018.Rarely can a defensive signing have made such an incredible impact. Van Dijk’s ability to pick a pass means Liverpool can turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye.And when it comes to defensive basics, he does everything with rare grace.In front of Van Dijk is Liverpool’s engine block.Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho, with James Milner as a reliable back-up, provide the relentless intensity opposing sides find so suffocating.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Without them working in unison, Liverpool’s attacking maestros could not flourish.When the mercurial Philippe Coutinho left for FC Barcelona in 2018, some feared Liverpool’s creative spark would fade.Instead, they have flourished.Klopp’s early Liverpool sides often came unstuck against the “low block” when lesser opponents sat in deep and let Liverpool pass themselves into knots.Then something happened.Youth product Trent Alexander-Arnold established himself as first-choice right-back and left-back Andy Robertson joined from Hull for a paltry eight million pounds.Operating like well-oiled pistons on each flank, they are arguably the best full-back pairing in the world, providing pace, penetration and creativity to open up even the most limpet-like defensive rearguards.Alexander-Arnold is second behind only Manchester City magician Kevin de Bruyne in the assist charts this season with 12, while Robertson is fourth on the list with eight.In Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino Liverpool possess an attacking trio that is almost impossible to contain.As well as searing pace and lethal finishing prowess, Salah and Mane are a midfielder’s dream with their intelligent runs.Salah and Mane have bagged 32 league goals between them this season, while the Klopp’s modern-day number nine Firmino is the unsung hero, running himself into the ground for the cause.Klopp has ingrained a sense of collective responsibility at Liverpool – a characteristic of all great sides.But skipper Jordan Henderson is their talisman.It took him an age to come out of the more naturally-gifted Steven Gerrard’s shadow.Even now, football analysis website transfermarkt.co.uk puts the 30-year-old down at 13th when comparing market values of Liverpool’s squad.But his contribution is priceless.Henderson’s passing range has expanded, his energy is relentless and above all he will not tolerate a dip in standards from his teammates.Henderson shuns the limelight but no captain will be more worthy of raising the Premier League trophy aloft.Reuters/NAN.Tags: English Premier League ChampionsEPLJurgen KloppLiverpoolStrengthslast_img read more