Watch: Trump lands at Shannon Airport

first_imgNewsBreaking newsVideoWatch: Trump lands at Shannon AirportBy Bernie English – June 5, 2019 641 US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has touched down at Shannon Airport with his wife, First Lady Melania.The President did not, as expected, arrive on board Airforce One but landed a few minutes behind the official jet on another plane.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was greeted on the runway by, among others, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The two leaders are now due to have a meeting at the airport before the President and his entourage leave by helicopter for Trump’s hotel and golf resort at Doonbeg.Protests which had been arranged for his arrival were held a short distance from the airport and a €10 million security operation has been put in place for the visit. Advertisement TAGSClareDonald TrumpfeaturedlimerickLimerick City and CountyShannon airportUnited States of americaUS PresidentVisit Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleThanks Brother from Live At The DocklandsNext articleLimerick City and County Council hosts Traveller Pride event celebrating cross-community cooperation Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

Matt Flinner Reaps A Bountiful Harvest

first_imgMando maestro Matt Flinner returns with a beautiful collection of new tunes.Matt Flinner was a professional touring musician before he could shave, hitting the road with his banjo before his teens.  Not content with just those five strings, he picked up the mandolin along the way, and, in doing so, became a leader in the progressive acoustic movement while creating a reputation for himself as one of the most inventive pickers on the scene.Flinner, along with bass player Eric Thorin and guitarist Ross Martin, have just released their second album, Winter Harvest, as The Matt Flinner Trio.  The three mates returned to a concept they developed prior to their first record, 2009’s Music du Jour, whereby each member of the band was responsible for writing a tune in the van while en route to the night’s show.  Mountains of Music recently caught up with Flinner to chat about the new record and his band’s creative way of road testing tunes. BRO – How do you develop the idea of writing songs, in the van, on the way to a gig?  Who came up with that?MF – It was my idea, which we started in 2006 on a tour we did.  The idea came out of a couple things.  One, in all honesty, was a way to make me finish tunes. I need a deadline to finish things.  I thought to myself, “What better way than to have a deadline of the show that evening.”  In a practical way, it’s a way for me to get things finished.   Also, we wanted to see what would happen from one place to another and from one day to another.  We wanted to see how that time and place would affect what we were writing and what we were coming up with.  It’s a total experiment.  BRO – You ever find yourself putting the finishing touches on a tune in the van right before you were going in to perform?MF – Yeah!  Or backstage, or maybe even on stage, when we work on an arrangement.  As we have gone along, though, we have gotten better at rehearsing this stuff.  We feel like, now, that we can work on something ten minutes before we go on and it’s going to be okay.  But it can be very last minute sometimes.BRO – Is there a lot of pressure performing that way?MF – You never know how it is going to turn out.  Some tunes end up not being that good, but that’s part of the deal.  You put out your best effort.  It’s stressful in that you don’t know if you are going to pull it off.  Some ideas are better than others, and sometimes you are putting out an idea that you’re not sure about.  You’re putting yourself out there in a way that might make you feel more exposed than you would otherwise.  But there is also something about that urgency that works well.  It works better than expected.  BRO  – You could have gone back to the studio and written songs in a more traditional fashion for this record, but you have stuck with this process for the batch of tunes that became Winter Harvest.  It must be working for you.MF – I felt like Music du Jour was a really fresh record.   We really came up with something that gets to the heart of what I want to do.  Musically and conceptually, to me, it was really fresh and a little different, with the combination of bluegrass, some jazz, and maybe some chamber music, and it didn’t feel contrived and it worked really well.  We kept doing it and we improved on what we were doing, so when we went to the studio for Winter Harvest, the heart of these tunes didn’t really change at all from the days we wrote them.BRO – I just had this near comic – or quite frightening – image of you driving down the road while picking on your mandolin.  You don’t do that, do you?MF – No, but both Eric, our bass player, and I could be guilty of writing on music paper while driving.  But I try to only do that when we are out west, and only on long stretches of road with no oncoming traffic.The Matt Flinner Trio will spend much of March touring around the Northeast before returning to the Mid-Atlanitc area in April.  You can catch the band in Maryland and around Central Virginia by mid-month.last_img read more

Trail Mix 2020 – Vol. VI

first_img Wrong Glorybots 3:38 Cold Beverage The Infamous Stringdusters & G Love 3:52 There’s lots of great new stuff on this mix, too. Discover tracks from Michael McDermott, Jenny O., VickiKristinaBarcelona, Automagik, Turkeyfoot, Nate Lee, Bendigo Fletcher, Teddy Thompson, Lauren Calve, Glorybots, and Jack The Radio. Birds Tricked Into the Trees Damien Jurado July Rain Hayley Sabella Trail Mix is happy to welcome back some long time friends this month. Noted songwriter Will Hoge returns, as do Lizanne Knott and Hayley Sabella. And one of our long time favorite acoustic outfits, The Infamous Stringdusters, have a new collaboration out with G Love, which the mix is proud to feature. DOWNLOAD THIS MONTHS PLAYLIST HERE Wild Fire Lauren Calve So much good music. It’s right here. Grab it and take it on your next outdoor adventure, or just listen while you watch the sunset. However you partake of it, there is the hope that these tunes and these artists bring you a little serenity during these tenuous times. So dig in. And, when you discover a song here that really makes you smile, reach out and grab the whole record. Support these great artists that allow us to showcase their music on Trail Mix each month. Embed Behave Riches Of The Poor 4:06 Serenity Nate Lee I’m Coming Over Automagik Bomb Silo Agents of Good Roots Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Broken Heart Pat McGee Band Soul Factory Bendigo Fletcher 5:30 It was 1996, I had recently moved to Charlottesville, and I can remember standing in the Plan 9 music store on the Corner, debating over whether to grab a copy of Pat McGee’s From The Wood or Agents of Good Roots’ Where’d You Get That Vibe?. In retrospect, I should have just grabbed them both. At the time, I went with the Pat McGee disc, though I soon returned for the Agents record I had left behind. Both bands became staples of my late 90s/early 2000s listening experience and I frequented their shows as often as possible when they came through town. I became a regular at the Agents of Good Roots shows at Trax before the band broke out and began touring nationally, and I even met my future brother and sister-in-law at a Pat McGee Band release party at Starr Hill Music Hall. What Now Teddy Thompson 3:45 3:42 The Curse Will Hoge 3:58 5:31 Even if I Tried Jenny O. Contender Michael McDermott 2:14 5:18 2:33 Paint The Sky Jack The Radio 3:45 3:56 Promise of Tomorrow Turkeyfoot 3:33 Last week, I traveled via musical time machine back to the mid-1990s Charlottesville music scene. So, I must admit to being a bit excited when I discovered that both bands have recently released new music. A couple Fridays ago, I huddled in front of the television with my wife and brother and sister-in-law to check out a Pat McGee stream that was part of a Longwood University event. All three had attended Longwood when Pat was just starting out his music career in Farmville, and it was during the show that we discovered he and his original band had a new record out. Then, just days later, Andrew Winn, lead singer of Agents of Good Roots, showed up in my “People You Might Know” feed on Facebook, and I clicked his image, ultimately finding that Winn and his mates in AGR were putting out new tunes here and there. With a few emails and Facebook messages, brand new tracks from two of my favorite Virginia bands ended up on this month’s mix. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up VickiKristinaBarcelona This Old World Lizanne Knott Audio PlayerRiches Of The PoorBehaveUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 5:21 3:18 5:21 3:42 4:01 3:00 All The Same The Harmed Brothers 3:05 last_img read more

Grab an AMB Lager and a Getaway

first_imgFinding comfort in nature is always a win, and we never leave home without our Alpine Hammock. This hammock is lightweight, versatile, and long-lasting. Even better, it’s made by Winston-based Alpine Leisure Co, a company that employs veterans and sources local materials to benefit the community and positively impact the environment.  As the weather heats up, there is no place like the mountains for a summer getaway. Nestled in North Carolina’s High Country, Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB) has been dedicated to brewing award-winning craft beer and cider in Boone, NC since 2014. The brewery is minutes from dozens of trails, alpine lakes, and sweeping views of the Appalachian Mountains. And when the folks at AMB aren’t brewing the latest hazy IPA or green tea and strawberry-infused cider, they know a thing or two about crafting the perfect outdoor adventure. The Mountains are calling, so pack your bags, grab a brew, and check out AMB’s Top Four Summer Essentials for a Summer Mountain Getaway Alpine Hammock Last but not least, all getaways need a beer, and our summer go-to is AMB’s gold medal-winning craft Lager.  This classic German/American Lager is one crushable light beer. No nonsense, nothing flashy, just a simple beer done right. For casual beer fans and beer aficionados alike, it is super sessionable with a crisp taste and clean aesthetic. This perfectly refreshing lager, which won a gold medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival Competition, clocks in at 4.2% ABV and is available in super-portable 12-ounce and 16-ounce cans. One (1) winner will receive the ultimate outdoor getaway package. Prize includes two (2) nights of with Glamping Unplugged, an AMB Hammock from Alpine Leisure, a Molly Bag from Tsuga Canopies, a gas card and an AMB gift card (Total ARV $500). NO PURCHASE OR ONLINE SUBMISSION NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  NO ALCOHOL WILL BE AWARDED AS A PART OF THE PRIZE PACKAGE.  LEGAL RESIDENTS of NC, SC, TN. 21 YEARS AND OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion runs from 5/25/2020 to 7/25/2020. For entry, official rules, methods of entry, prize descriptions and odds of winning, visit AMBGetawaySweeps.com. Sponsor: Craft Brew Alliance, Inc., 929 N. Russell Street, Portland, Oregon, 97227. Experience the Mountains in Style with Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Summer Essentials You gotta find a great spot to put that hammock up, and nothing beats the setting of our favorite place to lay our heads in the High Country: by Glamping Unplugged’s Treehouse Dome. With GU, you can book a stay at a luxury, eco-friendly geodesic dome overlooking a state-stocked trout stream. Located 15 minutes from Boone, NC, Glamping Unplugged offers two Domes on 8.5 acres with 1200+ feet of creek frontage and access to swimming holes, fishing spots, hikes and waterfalls.   The Luxury Item: Alpine Hammock center_img The Gear: The Molly Tote Bag by Tsuga The Refreshment: AMB American Lager The Location: Tree House Geodesic Dome by Glamping Unplugged We’re sharing all our favorite summer essentials for the ultimate mountain getaway with one lucky winner! Tag @appalachianmountainbrewery and #ambgetaway on Instagram for your chance to win the prizes mentioned above. For more information and entry visit AMBGetawaySweeps.com Glamping Unplugged Great getaways start with great gear, and our friends at Tsuga have created the perfect tote for weekend adventures, whether you’re heading up to the mountain or grabbing produce at the farmer’s market.  Born in Boone, NC, Tsuga makes multifunctional outdoor gear with an eye for quality and craftsmanship. The Molly Tote Bag by Tsuga Enter the AMB Getaway Sweepstakes last_img read more

Letters to the Press – February, 2013

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [colored_box color=”grey”]We already have some of the toughest gun laws on the books, the only people it affects are those who follow the laws. The only thing I see this doing is turning the law-abiding people into criminals.The true criminals with long history of gun crimes are still going to walk before the ink on their arrest paperwork is dry.Allan Caporuscio via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]Valid points made by both sides here but I am glad that in NY they are at least addressing gun control. Is this legislature the perfect answer NO but at least it is a start. I am sure I am not in the minority when I commend Gov. Cuomo and the NY legislators for taking action.Lorraine Sventora via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]$8.75 is unlivable in New York. Minimum wage should be what the average NYS Senator makes per [email protected] via Twitter[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]Your latest “Off The Reservation” column, “Grand Old Pogrom,” evokes so many thoughts it’s difficult to know where to start. My first inclination is to respond to some of the vague associations and misinformation that you have so vehemently and passionately espoused in your article, but honestly I am fatigued by this entire level of discourse. You have left journalism and climbed into the ring of those you despise.What has been lost in the public discussion is any level of courtesy, accuracy or civility. For example, you fail to mention Douglas Coe’s associations with Hillary Clinton, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. You vaguely link the GOP to Hitler and, of course, the tiresome marriage of the GOP to the evil rich people out there. You complain about Republican propaganda, and then you practice it out with a sledgehammer in your article.I love this paper, and this will by no means dissuade me from reading it in the future. Your job is to elevate the level of discourse into something of meaning and substance. People on the left and the right have valid and substantive points. Please, sir, I beg you to promote civility, accuracy and further meaningful discussion. You cheapen the value of your paper when you practice the very same nonsense you despise.T. Chilton, Islip via email[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]New website comes up *very* nicely on my Android cell phone, well [email protected] via Twitter[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]Thank you for your article. Perhaps it will enlighten those who don’t already understand how business is conducted in Washington. I find it absolutely fascinating that the party that aligns itself the closest with Christ is the same party that misrepresents His teachings at just about every turn. I’m not a biblical expert but the Bible I read has some pretty basic tenets:Peace (Republicans started two wars based on fabrications.) I thought I read something about lying as well.Serve the poor (Republicans fight to destroy unions, cut healthcare and social security, and cut funding to education, yet fight tooth and nail to protect tax cuts for the super wealthy.)Jesus served the poor and the marginalized in society.He threw the money lenders out of the temple.He healed the sick. These people where His PRIORITIES, not the wealthy and well-connected. A camel through the eye of a needle, indeed!People are so easily mislead. Repeat a sound bite long enough and it becomes gospel. Thanks to good people like you my sanity remains restored. (Most days!)Patrick Connelly, Oceanside via email[/colored_box]In its recent article “Atomic Warfare” (Jan. 2), The Long Island Press presents a sensational and  inaccurate portrayal of both the condition of the former Sylvania Electronic site in Hicksville as well as Verizon’s efforts to address contamination that was discovered at this site since the beginning of the work in 2000. The story was written without any effort to contact Verizon for comment or balance.The article’s assertion that “there is a secret in Hicksville” is false.  The operations that took place in the 1950s and ’60s by Sylvania have been well documented. Prior to the commencement of  the investigation and the remedial work and during the investigations and remedial work on the site a number of public meetings were held and written fact sheets providing updates were provided.  In fact, information about the investigation and remedial efforts to date has been placed in the Hicksville Public Library. In addition, these meetings, as well as other activities relating to the site, have been widely reported in the press.The article fails to mention that the New York State Department of Public Health AND the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as other federal and local agencies, have reviewed the environmental data relating to the site, and none has found the site to present a health hazard. Similarly, many of these agencies have overseen the remedial efforts performed by Verizon, which have gone well beyond legal requirements to assure the safety of the community.Verizon has acted responsibly in response to the discovery of contamination at the site. Sylvania operated the site exclusively for the benefit of and under the close supervision of the federal government. The contract for that work stipulated that the Federal Government, and not Sylvania, was to be responsible for any resulting contamination. Nonetheless, many decades later, Verizon stepped up to the plate and began to address the contamination until the federal government took responsibility to remediate the site.Any future articles by the Long Island Press about this property should be based on complete and thorough investigations into the facts, so there is a correct and accurate record of what has been an ongoing open and transparent process.John Bonomo Verizon, Director-Media Relationsvia snail mailEmail us | On Facebook | On Twitter575 Uunderhill Blvd., Syosset NY 11791 | 516.284.3300last_img read more

Many ways to describe awful President Trump

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Bully, name caller, abuser of women. Preening man-child, pageant groupie, faux university huckster.Xenophobe, jeering rabble rouser, white supremacist’s friend. Saber rattler, cynical flag waver, international pariah.Book shunner, science scoffer, enemy of the press. Litigation junkie, patron of the wealthy, patronizer of the poor.Enfant terrible, American Frankenstein, leader of the free world.Robert JarvenpaEast BerneMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Tensions high in Delhi as death toll from riots rises to 38

first_imgTensions remained high in India’s capital Thursday, as thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrolled streets littered with the debris from days of sectarian riots that have killed 38 people.An uneasy calm has descended over the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital, punctuated by sporadic outbreaks of violence overnight. The unrest was the latest bout of violence over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s citizenship law, which triggered months of demonstrations that turned deadly in December. Sunil Kumar, director of the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, said Thursday it had registered 34 deaths, adding that “all of them had gunshot injuries”.The chief doctor at Lok Nayak Hospital said three people had died there. Another victim died at Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital, an official said.Kishore Singh, medical superintendent at Lok Nayak Hospital, told AFP 10 people were still in a serious condition.Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said families of those who died, were injured or had their businesses and homes destroyed during the rampage would be compensated. Food and other support would also be provided to trashed neighbourhoods, he added.Police said they had detained or arrested more than 500 suspects for questioning, and had also starting holding “peace committee meetings” across the megacity to “improve inter-community harmony”.The new fatalities — up from 27 on Wednesday — were all from the violence on Monday and Tuesday when mobs of Hindus and Muslims fought running battles, except for one from Wednesday.The initial violence erupted late Sunday.Groups armed with swords and guns set fire to thousands of properties and vehicles.Homes, shops, two mosques, two schools, a tyre market and a fuel station were torched.More than 200 people were also injured.According to a list from the GTB hospital seen by AFP, the victims are a roughly even mix of Hindus and Muslims, based on their names.Delhi police spokesman Mandeep Randhawa told AFP that there was “no major incident” overnight, while the city’s chief fire officer Atul Garg said they received 19 distress calls.’Gun down traitors’ In December at least 30 people were killed, mostly in police action in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, home to a significant Muslim population, after the citizenship law was passed.Many of India’s 200 million Muslims fear the citizenship law — combined with a mooted citizens’ register — will leave them stateless or even sent to detention camps.They and critics see Modi’s right-wing ruling party, which is linked to once-banned militaristic Hindu group RSS, as wanting to turn officially secular India into a Hindu nation.His party has denied the allegations but in recent weeks BJP politicians, including in an ugly recent campaign for Delhi elections, have called the demonstrators “anti-nationals” and “jihadists”.One, Parvesh Verma, said protestors “could enter houses and rape and kill your sisters”, while another, Anurag Thakur, encouraged a crowd to chant “gun down traitors”.A call on Sunday by another BJP politician, Kapil Mishra, for “Hindus” to clear a northeastern Delhi sit-in protest is being seen as the spark for the current unrest.On Wednesday a Delhi High Court judge, Justice S. Muralidhar, sharply criticised the police and called on them to investigate BJP politicians for inciting violence.Muralidhar was transferred to another state court in a late-night order, prompting a social media storm. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad insisted it was a “routine transfer”.UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on India’s political leaders to “prevent violence”, while the Organisation of the Islamic Conference said it “condemns the recent and alarming violence against Muslims in India”.On Wednesday the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, which advises Washington but does not set policy, voiced “grave concern” about the violence as President Donald Trump was visiting.Trump, asked at a news conference in the capital about the violence, said the issue was “up to India” and praised Modi’s “incredible” statements on religious freedom.Topics :last_img read more

E-commerce platform Bhinneka.com reported to be latest target of data theft

first_img“However, it is best for our customers to change their passwords as a preventive measure,” Vensia said.Read also: Tokopedia data breach exposes vulnerability of personal dataThe reported cyberattack on Bhinneka.com is the third reported data theft attempt on a homegrown e-commerce platform in recent weeks, at a time when online shopping has become more essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The data of 91 million and 13 million users of Tokopedia and Bukalapak, respectively, was also reportedly being sold on the dark web.Tokopedia CEO William Tanuwijaya wrote a letter to the platform’s users on Tuesday, more than a week after reports of the data breach first circulated, explaining that the company became aware of the data theft on May 2. Meanwhile, Bukalapak has denied reports of a data breach, maintaining its customers data was safe. (eyc)Topics : Consumer electronics e-commerce platform Bhinneka.com may have become the latest target of data theft following reports of two similar cases concerning e-commerce platforms Tokopedia and Bukalapak earlier this month.The data of up to 1.2 million Bhinneka.com users is reportedly being sold on the dark web for US$1,200 by a hacker group called ShinyHunters. The group is believed to be the same cybercrime organization responsible for the reported Tokopedia and Bukalapak data breaches.Read also: Tokopedia appoints independent cybersecurity company to investigate data theft ShinyHunter is said to have the data of 73.2 million users from 10 digital companies, including Bhinneka.com. The entire collection of data is being sold for $18,000, Kompas.com reported.“We are currently investigating our internal system with the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) in regard to the alleged data breach,” said Bhinneka.com chief of commercial and omnichannel Vensia Tjhin in a statement on Tuesday.She added that Bhinneka.com implemented a global data security standard called TUV Rheinland’s Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to protect its customers.Customers’ passwords in the database were always encrypted, she said, adding that the company did not store credit or debit card data or electronic money and other digital goods data.last_img read more

US House passes bill to sanction Chinese banks over Hong Kong

first_imgThe US House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that would penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement a national security law that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a “brutal, sweeping crackdown” on Hong Kong.The measure passed by unanimous consent, reflecting concern in Washington over China’s enactment of a security law seen as ending the autonomy that allowed the former British colony to thrive as an international financial center.The US Senate passed similar legislation last week, but under congressional rules the bill must return to the Senate and be passed there before being sent to the White House for President Donald Trump to sign into law or veto. Earlier, Pelosi made an unusual appearance at a committee hearing on the situation in Hong Kong to say the security law marked the death of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.“The law is a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised,” Pelosi said at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the security law was an affront to all nations and Washington would continue to implement Trump’s directive to end the territory’s special status.The United States has already begun eliminating Hong Kong’s special status, halting defense exports and restricting the territory’s access to high technology products.Topics :last_img read more