Rathkeale history is up for discussion

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRathkeale history is up for discussionBy Alan Jacques – January 27, 2017 1223 TAGSlimerickRathkeale and District Historical Society Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RATHKEALE and District Historical Society kick-starts its spring series with three talks of local interest this Friday, January 27.The first talk by Lorna Shier is titled ‘The Irish Palatines – Their Lifestyle, Survival and Contribution from 1709’.Lorna is a member of the Irish Palatine Association and holds an MA degree in the ‘History of the Family’ from the University of Limerick. Her final dissertation was on the theme of the Palatines and the audience can be assured of a scholarly and authoritative presentation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The second talk, to be presented by Jim O’Riordan, is titled ‘A Stroll Round the Old Village of Cappagh’. A founding member of the society, Jim is a passionate historian with an encyclopedic knowledge and love for his local area. He is sure to hold his listeners spellbound with his gentle storytelling as he talks of Cappagh Castle, Cappagh House and the hangings at Cappagh Hill in the early 1800s. He will also speak of Lord Essex’s encampment in Cappagh Hill and the passage of Captain Going through Cappagh.The final speaker of the evening will be genealogist Gerard Greaney of Ardagh. His talk is titled: ‘Children for Sale: Ireland 1950-1955’. For most of the twentieth century children born to unwed mothers were treated appallingly in Ireland. Gerard’s talk will chart the lives of some of these children and how they became part of Ireland’s ‘banished babies’.Proceedings begin at 8.30pm in the Arts Centre located within the Rathkeale area offices of Limerick City and County Council.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Printcenter_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePreston Reed: tunings and musings from the innovator/composerNext articleNew acute bed unit at UHL approved Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

The Growing Power of Built-For-Rent

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Growing Power of Built-For-Rent Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Growing Power of Built-For-Rent The built-for-rent market currently makes up just 5% of homes built, but it is expanding rapidly, according to Brad Hunter, Managing Director at RCLCO on Forbes. The draw for many renters is the single-family living experience with the professional management and amenities of an apartment complex.Built-for-rent tends to be “stickier” according to Hunter, as renters view them as more long term decisions than traditional apartments. Most of these renters, Hunter notes are younger households who are not yet prepared to buy a home.“Millennials are finally starting to have kids, and that is driving some sudden shifts in housing demand,” Hunter said. “Rental homes and townhomes appeal to many of the older Millennials who have children because they can have a yard and more interior space.”With many potential homebuyers—notably millennials—opting to delay purchasing and instead renting longer due to affordability and inventory concerns, the single-family rental investment market is poised for continued growth. On March 24-25, 2020, the Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit will unfold at the Four Seasons Resort & Club at Las Colinas in Dallas, bringing together industry experts for focused discussions on the future potential of this sector.According to a report from Realtor.com, investors are using the popularity of single-family rental to their advantage. Real estate investors purchased 7.7% of all homes in Q2 2019, up 0.6% year-over-year, the most speculation the market has seen since 2013. As this segment of the industry grows, investors need to adapt to a changing market.“RCLCO is anticipating strong growth in the B2R business,” Hunter adds. “And remember: it is a counter-cyclical business, as more people tend to rent during recessions. That is a point that is not lost on investors and developers who are getting nervous about the business cycle.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Home Values’ Multi-Trillion-Dollar Post-Recession Rise Next: Start Spreading the News: NY Mortgage Servicers’ Compliance Deadline Tagged with: built for rent Investment Rental  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img January 17, 2020 1,196 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. built for rent Investment Rental 2020-01-17 Seth Welborn Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

JCR presidential candidate fined

first_imgA candidate for the Christ Church JCR Presidency has been reprimanded by police while carrying out a ‘traditional’ theft from another college. On Sunday evening, David James was given an on-the-spot £80 Penalty Notice Order and taken to the police station after successfully stealing a bench from Brasenose College. He was caught after a Brasenose porter apprehended the Brasenose student who had let James in, and contacted the police. The incident was reported at 9.25pm, by which time James had been seen “out of breath” back in Christ Church. A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said, “Police were called at 9.25pm on Sunday 18 May following reports that a man had stolen a bench from Brasenose College. He was located and issued an £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for Disorder.” It is claimed that the incentive for the theft was an “old tradition” that to be eligible for the Christ Church JCR Presidency, you need to steal something from another college. The Dean of Christ Church, The Very Reverend Christopher Lewis, described the event as a “stupid prank.” He said that it was “foolish, but not quite a hanging offence” and added that the event had been dealt with. A second year at Christ Church, who wished to remain anonymous, commented on the events. He said, “I think the whole event is unfortunate, as it perpetuates the view of Christ Church as a bunch of arrogant tossers in the eyes of the University.” Rival candidate, Alan Rimmer, also commented. He said, “The current JCR President set both candidates the task of bringing back within half an hour something from another college. “David’s was a rather impressive effort, though whilst the introduction of Brasenose’s garden furniture into the JCR and David’s subsequent departure to the Police station did much to liven up the meeting, I’m sure he’d agree with me that the contest will be won on more substantial matters.” Following his return and Penalty Notice, David James then proceeded to participate in hustings, which had been delayed for him, and made jokes about the incident in his speech. However, he refused to comment on the event to us. Before the elections were held, an anonymous voter at Christ Church said, “The senior tutors are definitely concerned about what happened. “It raises the question of whether he should be allowed to run or not. I think [this event] may go in the other candidate’s favour as it delayed hustings and generally hasn’t done him [David James] any favours.” The current JCR President Laura Ellis refused to comment on the issue. Hustings closed on Thursday at 8pm. Results will be released later today.last_img read more

Rumsey Punch: The Mets Win But The Cost Is Hard For Fans To Take

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For Mets fans Monday was an off-day like no other in recent memory. It was gray, dismal, rainy and depressing, when all the defeats of years past come to loom larger, haunting the recesses of the mind. Only Sunday as our ace Matt Harvey took the mound, our hopes seemed so much brighter. Unreasonably brighter, and long-time Mets fanatics could only know that something bad lay in store. We were right.Yankees fans will never understand the depths of despair that Mets fans must constantly fight to keep at bay, even in the middle of the most improbable streak we’ve ever had. Winning eight games in a row? Being in first place in the National League East? The question that we dare not utter but is on the tip of every tongue: How long will this last?Because disappointment is almost a team motto. Not like the Cubs, let’s be honest here, but the history of the Mets doesn’t inspire confidence in the long-term. Or even in the short-term, for that matter.You wanna believe, you gotta believe, but you fear you’re only going to be deceived. Past is prologue. Here’s what a typical Mets fan asks himself before spring training: How much faith will be betrayed this season?Then the pitchers and catchers show up, the hype machine starts cranking out “promising news,” and soon you swallow it all, hook, line and sinker, and dare to think: “Next year” is now! But then, the unbearable truth rears its ugly head again as the games that matter begin and the highly touted team in March typically falls into the ranks of the mediocre by May. It was ever so, and ever shall be.Yankees fans, known for their superior disdain of mere mortals who pretend to follow America’s pastime, can always take the long view, even when the men in pinstripes stumble. They know it’s only temporary because they are the Yankees, of course, and another pennant is only 100 games away.But not this year… This year the gods of baseball had something diabolical in store for Mets fans. They let us watch a team that for the first time in a long, long time, actually had a chance to have a winning record—an unusual achievement in itself, and something that Yankees fans take for granted as if it’s a birthright bestowed by the Bronx Bombers on the faithful.True Mets fans would never entertain such delusions. Why? Because the words “avoid hubris” are invisibly engraved on our brains. The motto has appeared indelible for decades, with the few glimmers of hope just benchmarks to mark the long intervals of decline. Was it 2000 when Bobby Valentine led the Mets against the Yanks and ended watching their defeat from his home dugout at Shea Stadium? Or 2006 in the National League Championship Series, when Carlos Beltran, now a Yankee himself (and that’s another unbearable storyline, cf. Darryl Strawberry, Al Leiter, et al.), stood dumbstruck as the Cards’ Adam Wainwright struck him out? Mets fans like to debate when the decline began, it’s an entertaining academic exercise, but at least it’s something to talk about when there’s usually nothing but bad news.For the Yankees, it’s been six years since the team won their last title and only three years since they won their division. Three years! That’s hardly a lifetime! Get a life! Certainly, the Yanks’ dynasty of dominance during the reign of King George Steinbrenner is no more. But here they come again, on April 20, already they’ve reached .500, and have started to trend upward, as is their prevailing tendency, given their propensity for winning.Read “Hysteria Over Tanaka’s Velocity Is Comical,” in Press staffer Rashed Mian’s “Benchwarmer” sports blog, HEREI wish the Yankees well, but don’t begrudge us Mets fans our fleeting happiness. For us, monstrous misfortune is always bearing down the base paths! Look at the price we’ve already had to pay this spring to get this far. We’ve lost our captain, David Wright, to a pulled hamstring. Then, in Sunday’s fateful seventh inning at Citi Field, our young hot-hitting catcher, Travis d’Arnaud, broke his right hand when it was drilled by a fastball. Our reliable lefty reliever, Jerry Blevins, broke his left forearm after it took a hard shot as he was on the mound. He managed to pick up the ball with his gloved hand and toss it to first base for the second out of the game. But now he’s out for at least a month if not more. These two players join their teammates on the crowded disabled list: pitcher Vic Black with neck and shoulder issues, pitchers Bobby Parnell, Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin with debilitating elbow problems, and their closer Jenrry Mejia to steroids (his fault).So the Mets managed to beat the Miami Marlins 7-6 on a sunny day but there was a chill in the air. The victory came at a cost, a price that Mets fans understand they must pay for whatever reason. Maybe the suffering makes us stronger. Maybe it builds character? It certainly has been around long enough to inspire a unique product line. A guy I used to work with had an inflatable figure about three-feet tall standing against a wall in his office, a plastic statue of a young Mets fan permanently wailing, his head buried in his arms so you couldn’t see his face, only his baseball cap and his Mets jersey. My colleague’s understanding wife had presented it to him. She knew how much his misery loved company.So let us Mets fans cling to our momentary merriment one more day, knowing that we’ll always have April 2015, when our hearts were soaring above Queens like the planes leaving LaGuardia. Let us treasure these last few precious weeks as we face the certainty of more mishaps still to come and amuse ourselves while we can. The joys in Metsville can never be taken for granted. And for that we remain thankful.Spencer Rumsey is the Mets-loving, globe-trotting Senior Editor of the Long Island Press and author of its blog “Rumsey Punch.” To send him fanmail or simply commiserate, check out his extended bio below and write him at [email protected] To bash on A-rod, reminisce about Jeter or talk any/and all Yankees-related dirt, check out Press staffer Rashed Mian’s “Benchwarmer” sports blog.last_img read more

PREMIUMCan Indonesia lead global war against religious intolerance? Scholars discuss

first_imgGoogle Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Indonesia may be active on the international stage in promoting interfaith dialogue, but current conditions at home raise questions whether the country can take the lead in the global fight against growing religious intolerance.The aspirations and the confidence exist that the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, and with a functioning democracy, has what it takes to lead the global campaign for religious moderation to fight against radicalism and extremism.Scholars in a discussion last week agreed that Indonesia was well positioned to take a leadership role, but they tempered their expectations factoring in Indonesia’s domestic situation, where intolerance has been on the rise, and where radicalism and extremism always lurk amid poverty and growing wealth inequality.Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, a Muslim scholar, joined the chorus of scholars i… Topics : Forgot Password ? #Islam Islam #religiousintolerance Indonesia #Indonesia radicalism #radicalismlast_img read more

Big 12 football schedule 2020: Complete team-by-team dates & matchups

first_imgAs for the football schedule, Big 12 conference play will begin Sept. 26, and any non-conference games must be played before that date. The Big 12 schedule affords each program two bye weeks during conference play “and potentially a third bye late in the season.”The Big 12 Championship Game is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12, but it also could be played Dec. 19 if needed.Below is the complete, team-by-team Big 12 football schedule.Big 12 football schedule 2020BaylorDateGameSept. 26vs. KansasOct. 3at West VirginiaOct. 10-Oct. 17vs. Oklahoma StateOct. 24at TexasOct. 31vs. TCUNov. 7at Iowa StateNov. 14at Texas TechNov. 21-Nov. 28vs. Kansas StateDec. 5at OklahomaIowa StateDateGameSept. 26at TCUOct. 3vs. OklahomaOct. 10vs. Texas TechOct. 17-Oct. 24at Oklahoma StateOct. 31at KansasNov. 7vs. BaylorNov. 14-Nov. 21vs. Kansas StateNov. 28at TexasDec. 5vs. West VirginiaKansasDateGameSept. 26at BaylorOct. 3vs. Oklahoma StateOct. 10-Oct. 17at West VirginiaOct. 24at Kansas StateOct. 31vs. Iowa StateNov. 7at OklahomaNov. 14-Nov. 21vs. TexasNov. 28vs. TCUDec. 5at Texas TechKansas StateDateGameSept. 26at OklahomaOct. 3vs. Texas TechOct. 10at TCUOct. 17-Oct. 24vs. KansasOct. 31at West VirginiaNov. 7vs. Oklahoma StateNov. 14-Nov. 21at Iowa StateNov. 28at BaylorDec. 5vs. TexasOklahomaDateGameSept. 26vs. Kansas StateOct. 3at Iowa StateOct. 10vs. Texas (at Cotton Bowl)Oct. 17-Oct. 24at TCUOct. 31at Texas TechNov. 7vs. KansasNov. 14-Nov. 21vs. Oklahoma StateNov. 28at West VirginiaDec. 5vs. BaylorOklahoma StateDateGameSept. 26vs. West VirginiaOct. 3at KansasOct. 10-Oct. 17at BaylorOct. 24vs. Iowa StateOct. 31vs. TexasNov. 7at Kansas StateNov. 14-Nov. 21at OklahomaNov. 28vs. Texas TechDec. 5at TCUTCUDateGameSept. 26vs. Iowa StateOct. 3at TexasOct. 10vs. Kansas StateOct. 17-Oct. 24vs. OklahomaOct. 31at BaylorNov. 7vs. Texas TechNov. 14at West VirginiaNov. 21-Nov. 28at KansasDec. 5vs. Oklahoma StateTexasDateGameSept. 26at Texas TechOct. 3vs. TCUOct. 10vs. Oklahoma (at Cotton Bowl)Oct. 17-Oct. 24vs. BaylorOct. 31at Oklahoma StateNov. 7vs. West VirginiaNov. 14-Nov. 21at KansasNov. 28vs. Iowa StateDec. 5at Kansas StateTexas TechDateGameSept. 26vs. TexasOct. 3at Kansas StateOct. 10at Iowa StateOct. 17-Oct. 24vs. West VirginiaOct. 31vs. OklahomaNov. 7at TCUNov. 14vs. BaylorNov. 21-Nov. 28at Oklahoma StateDec. 5vs. KansasWest VirginiaDateGameSept. 26at Oklahoma StateOct. 3vs. BaylorOct. 10-Oct. 17vs. KansasOct. 24at Texas TechOct. 31vs. Kansas StateNov. 7at TexasNov. 14vs. TCUNov. 21-Nov. 28vs. OklahomaDec. 5at Iowa State This should be interesting.In direct contrast to the move the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences made Tuesday, the Big 12 on Wednesday announced that it will proceed with fall sports on schedule in 2020. For now, that means the 2020 college football season is a go in the Big 12, which also released its complete, conference-only schedule for the upcoming season. The Big 12 Board of Directors made the call to proceed with fall sports on Tuesday night.MORE: Tracking college football cancellations in 2020″The Board continues to believe that the health and well-being of our student-athletes must guide all decisions,” said board chairman and TCU chancellor Victor Boschini in the conference’s statement. “To that end the Board has consistently relied on the advice and counsel of top medical experts to determine the viability of available options.”Our student-athletes want to compete, and it is the Board’s collective opinion that sports can be conducted safely and in concert with the best interests of their well-being. We remain vigilant in monitoring the trends and effects of COVID-19 as we learn more about the virus.”If at any point our scientists and doctors conclude that our institutions cannot provide a safe and appropriate environment for our participants, we will change course.”Added Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby: “The virus continues to evolve and medical professionals are learning more with each passing week. Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as we’ve seen throughout higher education and our society overall, but we are comfortable in our institutions’ ability to provide a structured training environment, rigorous testing and surveillance, hospital quality sanitation and mitigation practices that optimize the health and safety of our student-athletes.”According to the Big 12’s release, the conference will administer three COVID-19 tests per week “in ‘high contact’ sports, like football, volleyball and soccer.” And any non-conference opponents added to the football schedule “must also adhere to COVID-19 testing protocols that conform to Big 12 standards during the week leading up to competition.”MORE: Explaining 2020 college football cancellationslast_img read more