Man dies in County Limerick crash

first_imgPrint Linkedin Previous articleRiver search launched for teenage girlNext articleIsabelle realises her dream admin Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img AN 18-year-old man has died following a road accident in Co Limerick early this morning.The single-vehicle collision occurred on the Listowel Road outside of Abbeyfeale at 4am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is believed the driver of the car lost control and the vehicle hit a wall.The man was taken to Tralee General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The road is currently closed for a technical examination of the scene.Gardai are appealing for anyone who may have travelled on this stretch of road around the time of the crash to contact them at Newcastle West on 069-20650 NewsLocal NewsMan dies in County Limerick crashBy admin – August 25, 2009 640 Facebook Emaillast_img read more

‘We owe this to them’: Shoah survivors in vaccine spotlight

first_imgVIENNA (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine 76 years after Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp. Jewish organizations set up special vaccination drives to acknowledge the suffering and celebrate the resilience of the survivors. Hundreds of Austrian survivors in their 80s or 90s were expected to get shots at the convention center in Vienna on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The woman who arranged for elderly Jews in the capital to get vaccinated on Wednesday said, “We owe this to them.” The Nazis killed more than 6 million European Jews in the Holocaust. The European Jewish Congress estimates that 20,000 survivors live in the EU.last_img read more

SSLP promotes community development

first_imgWhen it comes to making summer plans, many Notre Dame students look for opportunities beyond the pool deck or the basement couch. Each year, about 225 students participate in the spiritually-oriented Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns (CSC). The program invites students to interview between November and February, and if accepted, participants choose a site to volunteer at during the summer. A partnership between the CSC and Notre Dame alumni clubs across the country connects students with opportunities in a variety of fields and organizes the logistics of room and board for their summer experiences. Program director Andrea Smith Shappell said the program began in 1980 to give students opportunities to act upon their social concerns and experience service learning. “Our sites range from non-profit health clinics to Catholic Worker houses to schools and day camps,” Shappell said. “Students earn three theology credits in a course that centers on the immersion experience while also incorporating theological reflection and cultural competence.” The academic requirements for the program include weekly readings and writings throughout the summer, as well as a six- to eight-page paper at the end to synthesize the different aspects and lessons of the experience. Shappell said students return to campus in the fall and participate in three discussion meetings to close out the program. “Our goal is to engage students in a service learning project that integrates a community engagement piece with theological readings, particularly social issues as represented in Catholic thought,” Shappell said. “We also want students to have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion with alumni club members and site officials.” Shappell said the program looks for applicants with previous service experience, either in high school or college. “We require stuadents to have some understanding of what it means to be in service as a mutual relationship,” Shappell said. “It’s not that we want students with all the answers to go help the needy, but we want people who will be open to working together to solve the social problems we face. “We’re looking for students with good interpersonal skills and maturity. It’s not a highly competitive program, so if students meet the basic qualifications, they move on to the placement process.” Junior Ben Cooper and senior Linda Scheiber spent a summer on Lopez Island, Wash.n, just northwest of Seattle, at the Lopez Island Family Resource Center’s (LIFRC) Kids’ Summer Workshop program. Cooper said the Resource Center’s goal was to help underprivileged children in the Lopez community by providing them with a place to spend the day during the summer. “The program offered day camps and classes on a range of subjects all taught by talented locals, and I helped run some of these classes, including kayaking, swimmin, and painting,” Cooper said. “Additionally, I helped run the fundraising event for the LIFRC and helped stock their locally grown food bank called ‘Lopez Fresh.’” Scheibeh said the experience was “eye-opening,” and it changed the way she viewed life back at Notre Dame. “I would count my SSLP as one of the most significant experiences I have had at Notre Dame,” Scheiber said. “I grew personally by doing service for eight weeks on the other side of the country, and I was challenged by the contrast between my expectations and what I actually found at my site, particularly the fact that the poverty and marginalization of the people I was working with often wasn’t apparent.” Cooper said his summer on Lopez Island left him with a sense of gratitude, and he would recommend the experience to any student. “I came away from the summer with an understanding of how fortunate I am to be able to go to a school like Notre Dame and to be afforded all the opportunities I’ve had throughout my life,” Cooper said. “Lopez has a unique and laid-back culture of simplicity and humility that greatly impacted my life.” Shappell said SSLP exemplifies the Holy Cross approach to educating both the heart and the mind, connecting with the University’s mission. “The opportunity to develop relationships with people who are often on the margins of society can affect students on the emotional, ‘heart’ level, and then raise questions for them to take back to campus and address in the academic courses they take,” Shappell said. “Service learning is an opportunity for students to learn things they couldn’t learn in the classroom, and hopefully the questions raised through the experience can be explored in the required readings of the course and through the people that students work with.” Scheiber said her experience on Lopez Island helped open her eyes to the reality of life on society’s margins, changing the way she views social justice. “The readings taught me a lot about poverty and helped me think about the ways I can integrate Catholic social justice into my life,” Scheiber said. “One of the biggest impacts the experience had on me was helping me discern how I am called to live in solidarity with the poor.”last_img read more

Amundi, EDF joint venture targets €700m for debut real estate fund

first_imgAmundi and Electricité de France (EDF)’s newly combined asset management company is targeting €700m for its first real estate fund.The closed-end fund is expected to reach a first close in June. Amundi and EDF have already committed to seed the pan-European fund with €300m.Amundi has applied to the Luxembourg regulator for the fund, for which external capital is now being raised. Four investments for the fund have already been made: two offices and a hotel in Berlin, and a shopping centre in Cottbus, close to the German-Polish border.Amundi’s planned asset management tie-up with EDF is something of a first for France’s financial markets regulator (AMF).Amundi will hold a majority stake in the new – and currently unnamed – asset management company.The focus will be renewable infrastructure and real estate, with an AUM target of €700m-800m in the first year and €1.5bn over three years.Discussions with EDF started in August last year, and the joint venture was announced in the autumn.Fierce competition and scarcity of investment opportunities in alternative asset classes were among factors behind the creation of the new €1.5bn fund management company, Pedro Antonio Arias, global head of alternatives at French investment manager Amundi, told IPE sister publication IP Real Estate in December last year.Infrastructure investments will be managed by a French fund under French supervision, which is also currently pending authorisation.A recent focus has been recruitment, and initially there will be 15 people – five or six in Luxembourg and nine or 10 in Paris, depending on whether one or two new renewables funds are launched.The teams will partly be staffed with personnel from EDF and Amundi, although the real estate team could involve external recruitment.The identity of the chief executive has yet to be disclosed.Amundi and EDF will both commit seed capital to mature solar and wind assets currently owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles, which will sell a stake to the new venture.A further fund is likely to focus on energy efficiency, an existing business model in the US and Germany but new to France.Next year, the venture could look at hydro assets.At the moment, there are no plans to invest in core infrastructure, although this is possible in the future if the market becomes more liquid and transparent, with more addressable volumes.See the May edition of IPE for more on Amundi and EDF’s new asset management collaborationlast_img read more

Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 to reach African Nations Cup final

first_img(REUTERS) – Cameroon reached the African Nations Cup final as a second-half goal from defender Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui and a stoppage-time effort from Christian Bassogog secured a 2-0 win over Ghana in their last-four clash yesterday.Giant centre back Ngadeu-Ngadjui sneaked around the back of the Ghana defence from a free kick and took advantage of a mix-up to blast the ball home from close range in the 72nd minute.Bassogog caught Ghana on the counterattack as Cameroon added a second with virtually the last kick of the game to claim a place in Sunday’s final against Egypt in Libreville.Cameroon, who were beset by selection problems before the start of the tournament, profited from poor finishing by their more fancied opponents, who were making a sixth successive semi-final appearance, but are still without success since 1982.Ngadeu-Ngadjui, almost unknown in his own country less than a year ago, fired home from an acute angle after Ghana centre back John Boye got into a muddle with keeper Razak Brimah that allowed the ball to run through to the unmarked Cameroonian.The goal broke the deadlock in a lively affair and set up a grandstand finish as Ghana tried furiously to find an equaliser, forcing several corners as they desperately sought a way back.But as Ghana pressed forward they were always susceptible to the counterattack and Danish-based Bassogog steamed away three minutes into added time to wrap up Cameroon’s triumph.BRIGHT STARTCameroon started brightly and created good early chances, notably when defender Adolphe Teikeu forced full back Harrison Afful to clear off the line from an eighth minute corner.Robert Ndip Tambe hit a powerful effort from close range straight at the fortunate Brimah four minutes later to set the tone for a game littered with opportunities.Ghana had to wait until five minutes before halftime to get their first proper chance as Teikeu’s defensive slip allowed Jordan Ayew, who moved from Aston Villa to Swansea City at the start of the week, to strike just wide from an acute angle.The second half saw Ghana dominate the game as Andre Ayew cut his eye in a collision with goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa and Mubarak Wakaso forced a diving save with his swirling free kick.Thomas Partey and Jordan Ayew then went wide with shots before Ghana threw experienced captain Asamoah Gyan, injured last week, into the fray for a furious final quarter-hour.But Cameroon, who won the last of their four Nations Cup titles 15 years ago, managed to hold on for a place in their first final since Egypt beat them in Accra in 2008.Ghana will meet Burkina Faso in tomorrow’s third place playoff in Port Gentil.last_img read more

Liverpool or Tottenham to finally reap rewards of Klopp, Pochettino’s good work

first_imgJurgen Klopp has guided Liverpool to two consecutive Champions League finalsLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | The transformation of Liverpool and Tottenham’s fortunes under Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino has so far been measured in progress rather than trophies.That will all change for the winner of Saturday’s Champions League final with one of the two claiming the biggest prize in Europe.Klopp has not won any silverware since arriving at Anfield in October 2015, while Pochettino is yet to claim any trophy in his coaching career.However, the fact that Klopp and Pochettino are two of the highest rated coaches in world football is evidence if any was needed that there is more to good management than lifting trophies.Klopp has come close on several occasions. The German has lost three finals as Liverpool boss, on penalties to Manchester City in the League Cup and Sevilla in the Europa League during his first season in 2015/16 before fortune favoured Real Madrid in last season’s Champions League final.Falling at the final hurdle once more would be even more heartbreaking for the Reds after missing out on the Premier League title by the finest of margins to City despite posting a club record 97 points.“If I sit here in four years, I am pretty confident we will have one title,” said Klopp on his first day at Anfield.Klopp’s impression was that if he had not delivered silverware in that time then he would not last more than four years in the job.Saturday’s meeting in Madrid is his last chance to deliver on that confidence. But even if he loses, Klopp will still be revered rather than relieved of his duties for putting Liverpool back among the European elite.The five-time European champions have by definition had many great nights in continental competition. But beating Barcelona 4-0 in their Champions League semi-final, second leg to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit may be the best of all.“A moment like Barcelona is worth more than silverware. Wow! That’s exactly the picture we want to draw for the outside world, this is Liverpool,” said Klopp.– Changing dimensions – If Klopp has put Liverpool back on their perch, Pochettino has lifted Tottenham to heights they have never seen before.Spurs had only played in the European Cup twice in their history prior to the Argentine’s arrival in 2014. Now they are in their first ever Champions League final and next season will be their fourth consecutive year in the competition.Pochettino has attracted criticism for playing down the importance of domestic cup competitions. But his vision for Tottenham has been bigger, to change in his words “the dimension” of the club.This season will always be remembered as the one Tottenham made the Champions League final and opened a brilliant new 62,000-capacity stadium.However, to deliver the latter at a cost of over £1 billion ($1.27 billion), Pochettino has had to work under restrictions that make his achievements all the more extraordinary.While Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Juventus and many others poured hundreds of millions into funding a Champions League dream, Spurs have not signed a single player since January 2018.That stretched squad was also fatigued by mass participation in the latter stages of last summer’s World Cup, while injury robbed them of Harry Kane for the quarter and semi-finals.And yet Spurs have consistently beaten the odds, none more so than recovering from 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax in the semi-final thanks to Lucas Moura’s second-half hat-trick in Amsterdam.“No one expected Tottenham to be able to get to a final, but we’re here on our own merit,” said Pochettino. “This makes it more amazing and you enjoy it in a different way.”Pochettino has even hinted he could walk away if victorious in the Spanish capital, his work done after taking Tottenham to where no-one truly believed he could.No matter which manager finally lifts the famous trophy. It will have been well earned.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Kenny Durrett’s basketball camp basketball camp in good hands with son, daughter

first_imgCoaches corner—Kenny Durrett Jr., in gray t-shirt, with camp coachesSince 2010, the Kenny Durrett Youth Organization has sponsored the Kenny Durrett Basketball Camp, named in honor of the late NBA player, who played in the professional league and was a native of the Pittsburgh community.This year’s camp took place last month at The Barack Obama Academy, 515 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Open to kids, boys and girls, from 8-14 years, this year’s sessions were supervised and coached by various middle school and high school athletic personnel from several Pittsburgh schools.Before his passing, Durrett, after a successful career in the NBA, gave back to his community by making it possible for youngsters to obtain the beginning of the necessary skills in athletics.Fundamentals—Youngsters being taught how to defend the position.Currently, the youth organization is in the care of  Durrett’s daughter and son, Beverly Durrett and Kenny Durrett Jr. “Thanks to many of the parents of the kids, we are able to have lunches and drinks for the participants of the camp,” Beverly Durrett, executive director of KDYO, said.“What I hope to do in the future is have these types of camps quarterly during the year throughout the city. I think this would be great way to help in the fight against street crimes that are a plague in our communities,”  she said.Early during the camp, Darnell Dinkins, a Schenley High School alum and former NFL player, spoke with the kids about what it takes to become a professional athlete.Winners—Top dogs of the three-on-three tournament with Beverly Durrett, executive director of the Kenny Durrett Youth Organization.“My dad loved the game of basketball and he loved to teach,” said Kenny Durrett Jr. “More importantly my dad loved to teach the fundamentals of the game. Lots of kids think they know how to play, but they do not. Not knowing the fundamentals will not allow them to play the game to win.”“In the future we hope to develop a league for the kids to compete in around the city and call it the, KDL. Maybe a 10 and under or a 14 and under type tournament for boys and girls, and mentorships for the boys and girls as well,” he added.Applying the skills—Great use of the pick and roll.Lessons—Young hoop stars give their full attention to learn the fundamentals of the game. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more