NewsBreaking 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 Email 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.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Although Hall was most recently seen on stage in the Will Eno play The Realistic Joneses, he first made a name for himself in Broadway musicals, taking on the Emcee in Cabaret in 1999 and portraying Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2002. Off-Broadway, his credits include Mr. Marmalade, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Henry V, The English Teachers, Corpus Christi, Romeo and Juliet and Skylight. Hall is best known for playing serial killer Dexter Morgan in Showtime’s Dexter, earning one Golden Globe Award from five nominations and six Emmy Award nods. Other screen credits include HBO’s Six Feet Under and the films Cold in July and Kill Your Darlings. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Written by John Cameron Mitchell and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. The score by Stephen Trask features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more. Related Shows Michael C. Hall steps into Andrew Rannells’ heels as he begins performances in the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on October 16 at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre. The Golden Globe winner will play opposite Tony winner Lena Hall, who continues as Yitzhak. View Comments
The threat from militant group ISIL to East Africa has taken a dramatic twist. Somali jihadists Al-Shabab have effectively declared war on the group – calling on its supporters to kill anyone trying to join ISIL’s ranks. Experts say that’s a sign of weakness – and an opportunity for security forces.Not so long ago, for would-be jihadists across Africa and beyond – even to the United States – Al-Shabab was the group to join. It was the most effective of the Al Qaeda affiliates with several brazen attacks to its name but of late Al-Shabab has lost ground to African Union and Somali forces and, in the recruitment stakes, to ISIL which is now the militant franchise of choice. Even some in Al Shabab’s ranks, have switched over.In recent weeks, Al-Shabab defectors – including four commanders – have been killed. And this week, senior leadership called on its members to slit the throats of anyone seeking to join ISIL. Experts say this is a good time, to step up the fight against Al-Shabab. And in recent months, ISIL has established itself in north Africa ,striking in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. It can also count Nigeria’s Boko Haram among its affiliates. East Africa seems a clear target for expansion despite Al-Shabab’s defiance.
Fifteen thousand devotees packed the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida over the weekend to help Oprah Winfrey kick off her 2020 Wellness Tour. This first stop of the nine city tour featured Lady Gaga. The former talk show host and Gaga talked candidly about physical and mental health.The two super stars spent seven hours with the thousands in Sunrise this weekend as part of her 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus tour. Her mission is to make their lives better.She told the crowd at the BB&T Center healthy is the new skinny, and she’s not trying to fit into a certain size or someone else’s idea of what she should look like.
The Argyros Family Foundation, headed by Julia and George Argyros, donated $7.5 million to build a peristyle plaza within the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In recognition of the Foundation’s gift, USC is naming the plaza the Julia and George Argyros Plaza after its benefactors. Julia and George Argyros, who have contributed to several service organizations, donated $7.5 million to the Coliseum. Photo from USC News.The plan to renovate the Coliseum was announced in 2016. The renovations kicked off this year, with completion of the Coliseum projected in 2019 by the home opener game. “We are extremely grateful to Julia and George Argyros and their family for this wonderful display of generosity and support of USC Athletics,” USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann said in a press release. “This gift will ensure the Coliseum remains a world-class facility not only for Trojan student-athletes, but also for Olympians and other sportsmen and sportswomen, as well as for all Southern Californians to enjoy.”The renovation layouts are based on the peristyle from the 1932 Olympic Games. The renewed stadium will contain a variety of architectural features such as arches and columns.Along with the installed peristyle, the renovation includes fixing the limestone tiles and redoing the murals under the arches. In addition, USC hopes to improve the Coliseum by modernizing the venue with a new south side amenity that includes suites, loge boxes, club seats and an additional press box. “Through their generous support of the restoration of the Coliseum, Julia and George Argyros ensure that this historic structure will remain a treasure for the USC community, the nation and even the world for generations to come,” said President C. L. Max Nikias said in a press release. Julia and George Argyros are also active within Orange County businesses and community service organizations. They advocate for giving back to the community by donating time and money to improve conditions for the less fortunate. The Argyroses have aspired to increase the quality of living within their community by volunteering and working with organizations and schools such as Girl Scouts, Alzheimer’s Association, Chapman University and Orange County School of the Arts. George Argyros has held the position of a U.S. Ambassador for Spain and Andorra, served for the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation and is currently the CEO of Arnel & Affiliates. Julia Argyros, on the other hand, is well known for her activism within the philanthropic community. She has held a variety of leadership roles with organizations, such as the South Coast Repertory and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. George and Julia Argyros hope to continue giving back to their community through the Argyros Family Foundation. “On behalf of our entire family, we are very excited to have the opportunity to participate in the renovation of this beautiful and iconic stadium,” Julia and George Argyros said in a press release. “The Coliseum means so much to the Trojan Family and the residents of Southern California. This gift reflects our belief in supporting important institutions that have an impact across communities.”