All-Ireland semi-final umpire gifted with glasses

first_imgEmail Linkedin John Higgins (left) presenting the glasses to Morgan DarcyPATRICKSWELL man John Higgins had the perfect Christmas gift for the umpire who failed to spot a decisive 65 during this year’s All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final.Without the slightest hint of sour grapes, John gave umpire and old friend Morgan Darcy what all Limerick hurling supporters felt he needed on July 27 last during their crushing defeat to Kilkenny in Croke Park – a pair of glasses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Although ‘The Cats’ were deserved winners on the day, that moment deep in injury time, which was replayed long after the game, continues to prick many a Limerick supporter.Sadly, no umpire caught what should have been a 65, and would have given Limerick the chance of extra-time, and a much-needed lifeline.John Higgins from Limerick, who worked as an inspector with CIE for many years, decided to have a bit of fun at an annual Christmas get together for former staff, with the man responsible for the infamous blunder.Morgan Darcy from Moycullen in Galway, who was umpire at the Kilkenny posts when that crucial decision was missed, worked as a train driver and inspector for CIE for over 40 years. Darcy’s son-in-law Alan Kelly was also referee during that fateful All-Ireland semi-final clash last July.During a reunion of former CIE veterans at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin last week, John presented his former colleague and old friend with a pair of spectacles.“Morgan took it in the spirit it was intended. He took it in good faith. He enjoyed it. He’s not a sensitive fella and loves a good ball hop. He wouldn’t give a fiddle,” John told the Limerick Post.The Patrickswell man spoke very fondly of his old CIE pal, despite his hand in Limerick’s All-Ireland double hopes being quashed this summer.“He is well into his seventies and still plays handball every week. He is an awful terror. He got a great kick out of the glasses, as did all our former colleagues on the day.” Print NewsCommunitySportGaaAll-Ireland semi-final umpire gifted with glassesBy Alan Jacques – December 19, 2019 1078 WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Lost BoysNext articlePutting the focus on 163 homeless children Alan Jacques Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

OC students enjoying being on patrol

first_img Facebook Pinterest OC Campus PoliceThe Odessa College Police Department recently got a boost in the form of the Student Patrol.Started about eight weeks ago, the Student Patrol includes nine current OC students who work with and assist the college police department.Sgt. Nick Holbrook got the idea about two years ago to employ student workers in a different way. In his research, he found plenty of examples of four-year schools using student patrols, but not two-year schools.“It’s pretty much everywhere at the university level, but for community colleges, it just doesn’t exist. And of course … there are major differences between what we do here and what they would do on a four-year (campus),” Holbrook said.“The programs that I looked at on four-year campuses were tailored mainly to the evening time, which doesn’t really do us much good here because we don’t have big off-campus housing parties and stuff like that to worry about. The majority of the benefit that I see would be during the regular work day,” he added.Students must be 18, at least a part-time OC student and pass a background check. They work no more than 15 hours a week. Patrol members don’t have to be criminal justice majors to join.Holbrook said a couple of benefits are that the patrol has increased the manpower of the department. There are six officers on the force, including Police Chief Leslie Alexander.He noted that if the students are working on campus, they are able to focus on school and stay engaged, which helps support the mission of the college.Their main responsibility, as their name implies, is patrolling and providing additional eyes and ears on campus, Holbrook said.“They’ve greatly increased parking enforcement, which helps us because when it’s one officer on, we don’t really have a chance to do that because we get called away. It makes it much easier to have them out there enforcing that,” Holbrook said.The officers are free to roam about, as long as they get to every building and walk every floor during their shift. Holbrook said that is roughly two miles if you do it once.“When it’s me, it’s at least three trips. I want them to do it at least once a piece and we try to keep them in pairs,” he added.Two patrol members work late into the evening for the Learning Resource Center, which keeps later hours a couple of days a week.“I really enjoy it. It’s fun having the younger students around just to break up the monotony of what we do. They’re able to go out and find stuff that we might be able to help with, so it’s been an experience I’ll say that,” Holbrook said.This fall, he’ll have to replace some Student Patrol members who have graduated, but hopes to keep some of the experienced members on so he can build on that foundation.William McGilvray, Kye Kupkufske, McKenzie Anaya and Michelle Baggett are all enjoying their stint as patrol members.McGilvray, Kupkufske and Anaya are criminal justice majors and Baggett is focused on photography.McGilvray said he heard about the patrol through OC Crimestoppers, which he also is involved in.“I thought it was a good way to spread the word about Crimestoppers and promote campus safety,” he said. “I like it. It’s a very good way to get involved in the school.”Talking on the police radio was probably the biggest thing he had to learn, along with understanding the police codes and filling out parking citations.Kupkufske said he heard about the patrol from Holbrook, who talked about it in one of his criminal justice classes. He thought it would be a good way to put something on his resume for a law enforcement career.Kupkufske wants to be a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, but he is going to join the U.S. Marine Corps first. He has experience in the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department, as well.“I’ve always wanted to be a police officer, so doing firefighting was … another way to help out the community,” he said.Anaya wants to be a probation officer and thought being on the patrol would help her learn responsibility and see what it was like to be in a law enforcement position.“I just like how interesting it is and all the exciting things officers get to do, especially probation officers,” she said.Baggett said Alexander encouraged her to apply and she was inspired by the officers.Since she joined, Baggett said she has learned a lot of rules, some of which she didn’t know about pertaining to parking. What she enjoys most is helping students.Holbrook said he has received positive feedback from faculty members who have noticed patrol members walking the campus.“They like seeing them out, despite the fact that some people don’t like getting tickets,” Holbrook said.Odessa College’s Student patrol member Michelle Baggett talks about her duties Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Odessa College Police Department.Mark Rogers|Odessa AmericanOdessa College’s Student patrol member William McGilvray writes a parking ticket as part of his duties Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Odessa College Police Department.Mark Rogers|Odessa AmericanOdessa College’s Student patrol member Kye Kupkufske talks about his duties Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Odessa College Police Department.Mark Rogers|Odessa AmericanOdessa College’s Student patrol members, from left, Kye Kupkufske and William McGilvray write parking tickets as part of their duties Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Odessa College Police Department.Mark Rogers|Odessa AmericanOdessa College’s Student patrol member William McGilvray talks about his duties Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Odessa College Police Department.Mark Rogers|Odessa American Facebook Local News OC students enjoying being on patrol Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Community grows closer during year after attackNext articleOPD searching for robbery suspects admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp By admin – February 6, 2018 Twittercenter_img OC employee of the year always learning Texas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay WhatsApp Home Local News OC students enjoying being on patrol Twitter Odessa College’s Student patrol members, from left, Kye Kupkufske and William McGilvray write parking tickets as part of their duties Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Odessa College Police Department. 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Oxford Iranian society holds vigil for plane crash victims

first_imgMrs Mather noted that, from her impression, there was “nothing dramatic that was said” by most world leaders, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the fore. This shows a possible counter to the aspects of instability that may be at play. In a political tussle that changes “every hour”, Mrs Mather speaks of it with a wariness of individual motivators driving national action. Joining Toronto, London, Cam-bridge and many more, OxfordUniversity lit a candle for thosethat lost their lives in a “misplacedwar”, as SCR member of St Antony’sCollege, Yassamine Mather deemedit. Having attended a vigil in Cam-bridge, mirroring that of Oxford, MrsMather mentioned her own personalloss in the tragedy, “a school mateolder than me.” Image credit: Hamideh Rimaz Mrs Mather marked how “both sides (those against and for the Iranian government)…used natural human sorrow for their own interest”. The distance between those connected by the loss diminishes in her eyes, as she commented that “I couldn’t tell”, whether those tweeting and retweeting certain messages in the initial days after the crash were inside or outside Iran. The messages, no matter their location, came from the same motivations. Pointing towards the many “bots” (robots) found in social media to push forward propaganda, Mrs Mather touched upon internet platforms encouraging one-dimensional impressions of a nuanced situation. The “islands of strongly opinionated people” living within their own “echo-chamber” of views becomes all the more dangerous in such circumstances. The deep emotional trauma of such loss, as Iranians have recently felt, along with the deliberate pushing of agendas, have created a highly charged atmosphere in an already very emotionally volatile situation. Shedding light on the geopolitical aspect, Mrs Mather, who conducts research in the Middle East Centre at Oxford University, said it was “the attempt to hide the truth” that sparked people’s anger, in the initial days after the crash. This follows from the Iranian government shutting down the internet in response to uprisings caused by increasing petrol prices in November. Though they are not the same situation, Mrs Mather did factor this shut-down as a contributor to “even more exaggerated news”, as individuals could not rely on technology to inform themselves, and were faced with a blank gap in their knowledge. A gap that could not reliably be filled by state media. Looking forward, Mrs Matherconveys the instability of neutrality,flagging Trump’s impeachment as akey factor in the progress or declineof Iranian-American relations. The Oxford University Iranian Society held a vigil for the victims of the Tehran plane crash, which occurred earlier this month. On the 19th January, a week after the “shocking and beyond devastating” incident, students and habitants of Oxford alike gathered at Tirah Memorial, Bonn Square in commemoration of the 176 passengers who lost their lives. last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Busts Out Pink Floyd, Radiohead Covers, Debuts New Song In Charlotte

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee continued their summer tour last night with a stop at Charlotte, NC’s The Fillmore. The band has been firing on all cylinders lately, and they took it up a notch last night with a powerful setlist filled with heavy tunes, old classics, and two huge bust out covers.Set one started with a new intro song, as Umphrey’s debuted “Lord Bail Ship”, which flowed right into an intense “1348” before transforming into “White Man’s Moccasins”. Rock ballad “Loose Ends” came next, and they jammed the song into old favorite “Resolution”, and continued the segues with a move into “Similar Skin”. After a funky “Dump City”, the Umphrey’s closed the first set with a combo of two heavy, progressive songs with “Spires” into “The Floor”.Set two started with a huge “The Bottom Half” sandwich. Opening with the  great version of “The Bottom Half”, which segued into the older song “Sweetness”, then “Cut the Cable”, before closing out the final segment of “The Bottom Half”. Next up, Umphrey’s started up the reliable jam vehicle “Red Tape”. However, instead of a typical “Jimmy Stewart” section in the song, the band segued into Radiohead‘s “Meeting in the Aisle”, performing the track for the first time in 172 shows, and only the 17th time ever after debuting the cover back in 2006. The band finished the rare cover before returning back to the end portion of “Red Tape”. The band finished the first set with a raucous “Phil’s Farm” that wound it’s way back into “1348”, completing the version that opened the show.Umphrey’s returned to the stage for a single encore, featuring another huge bust out cover in Pink Floyd‘s “Time”. The Dark Side of the Moon classic has only been played by Umphrey’s 14 times ever, and last appeared on a setlist in April 2015, 116 shows ago. The band absolutely crushed the cover, ending the show on a high note.Umphrey’s McGee continues their summer tour next Friday, July 15th, at the Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD. See below for full setlist details, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s, and check out a video of Umphrey’s playing Pink Floyd’s “Time” from Luther Blevins on YouTube.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC – 7/9/16Set 1: Lord Bail Ship[1] > 1348 > White Man’s Moccasins, Loose Ends > Resolution > Similar Skin, Dump City, Spires > The FloorSet 2: The Bottom Half > Sweetness > Cut the Cable > The Bottom Half, Red Tape > Meeting in the Aisle > Red Tape, Phil’s Farm > 1348Encore: Timelast_img read more

Meet CIO Hall of Famer Bask Iyer

first_imgToday, Bask Iyer, Dell and VMware’s CIO, was named a 2017 inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame from IDG’s CIO. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of outstanding IT executives and visionaries who have had a significant impact on the IT profession. He will officially accept his award at the CIO Hall of Fame awards ceremony in August; but, I thought today’s announcement of it would be a good reason to catch up with Iyer to discuss what this means for him and his teams at Dell and VMware.Congratulations, you were recently named as an inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame. What does that mean to you?Without a doubt, it’s an honor. Throughout my career, I have worked with great companies where I not only honed my skills as a CIO, but was able to push the envelope and make changes to truly evolve the IT experience. I’ve been blessed with smart, experienced IT professionals that have helped me execute on this vision, so this award is also a recognition of the teams around me.In December, you expanded your role as VMware’s CIO to include Dell.  What excites you about being part of Dell?Long before I joined VMware, I was a Dell customer and an admirer of Michael Dell as a businessman especially for his innovations in ecommerce and the supply chain. When I think of how my IT team can digitally transform Dell and VMware, we want to take a page out of Michael’s book to help find those business opportunities that can not only be improved, but will be competitively disruptive for the company.How are you looking to digitally transform Dell?It’s always a delicate balance.  While our business wants us to be innovative, we must also provide them with the highest performance and unwavering reliability. This year, we are focused on keeping the lights on; further integrating Dell and EMC business systems; continuing to modernize our data centers; and introducing services that enable better communication, collaboration and productivity for our team members. My team at VMware also continues to accelerate mobile experiences for our team members, enable our journey to cloud, and be the best customer possible.What do you bring with you from your experience at VMware?After diving into the details and learning from my staff, my first step is to empower Dell’s IT team. Because we are a technology company, our users mistakenly judge situations by their consumer experience or personal tech knowledge. However, there is a tremendous difference between your personal use and what it takes to manage an enterprise IT experience. This is what I initially encountered at VMware, and what I’m seeing at Dell. The second learning from VMware is we still have to continue to address the basics. You cannot talk strategy when some of the basics are broken. As a team we need to focus on the basics and pivot to transformation.What are the required leadership traits to be the CIO of two companies?I rely on my excellent leaders and IT organizations. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to do this expanded role. As a CIO, I must enable both organizations to run without me. That’s not to say that I’ll be delegating and dumping the responsibility on my teams. My role is to provide the vision and an encouraging and supportive environment where the team is empowered to make decisions and innovate to propel us forward. Ultimately, we are in constant pursuit of excellence for both Dell and VMware and for our customers, which requires us to have the best team in the industry.As a new inductee to the CIO Hall of Fame, what is your advice for other IT practitioners?Having the vision and the right technology are essential. However, that alone will not enable you to digitally transform IT and your business. You must have the best and brightest people on your team to work closely with the business to understand the approach, process and opportunity. And you have to communicate and bring your people with you on the journey. As CIO of Dell and VMware, I’m fortunate to have the right people and the right technologies at hand.last_img read more

Georgia governor sues Atlanta mayor over face mask mandate

first_imgThe suit also claims that Bottoms does not have the authority to move the city back to a “Phase 1″ state of lockdown reopening.”This lawsuit is on behalf of the Atlanta business owners and their hardworking employees who are struggling to survive during these difficult times,” Kemp tweeted. “I refuse to sit back and watch as disastrous policies threaten the lives and livelihoods of our citizens,” he said, claiming that Bottoms’s moves endanger Atlanta’s economy. “We will fight to stop these reckless actions and put people over pandemic politics.” The governor of Georgia sued officials in the US state’s largest city Thursday, seeking to block a mandate that would require Atlanta residents to wear face masks in public as part of efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The lawsuit, filed by Republican governor Brian Kemp, alleges that Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms does not have the authority to require stricter public health measures than the state, which has encouraged mask-wearing but not required it. “The City of Atlanta may only exercise powers granted to it by the state, and Mayor Bottoms’ attempts to exercise an undelegated power against the state are ultra vires” or not allowed, the suit says, asking a Fulton County judge to block the executive orders Bottoms issued last week.  Bottoms, who herself has tested positive for the virus, hit back on Twitter, saying, “3104 Georgians have died and I and my family are amongst the 106k who have tested positive for COVID-19.”Meanwhile, I have been sued by @GovKemp for a mask mandate. A better use of tax payer money would be to expand testing and contact tracing,” she tweeted. Read also: ‘Wear a mask if you care’, task force says as WHO warns of aerosol transmissionBottoms has framed the disagreement as a public health policy dispute, while state authorities have said they are focused on the technicalities of their parallel mandates. “The State of Georgia continues to urge citizens to wear masks. This lawsuit is about the rule of law,” Georgia state attorney general Chris Carr tweeted Thursday evening. Public health officials have for months urged face coverings as a means to limit the outbreak, with studies highlighting that even cloth masks can reduce oral particle dispersion between 50 and 100 percent.States such as Alabama, California, Texas and Colorado have instituted state-wide mask mandates to try to curb surging infection rates. But mask requirements have led to friction in stores around the country, spawning numerous viral videos of irate customers clashing with retail employees. And US President Donald Trump has mostly declined to wear a mask in public, donning one for the first time last week. There have been more than 131,000 COVID-19 cases in Georgia, with 3,105 deaths — one of the worst-hit states in the US, itself the worst-hit country in the world. Topics :last_img read more

Hamilton Hill mansion sells days before hitting open market

first_imgOne of the bathrooms in the house at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.He said confidence was improving and there was stability in the Brisbane housing market.“We haven’t seen the spikes Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast have,” he said.“The likes of Ascot, Hamilton, Clayfield, Hendra, have had very gradual growth and because it has been drawn out, that growth is more sustainable than what we saw in 2007/2008. “The other reason we’ve seen a better top end market is more prestige properties have come on the market.” One of the terraces on the house at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.The house spans three levels, framed by walls of glass and high ceilings, and offers 180 degree views of the river and city.Features include four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a double garage, a pool, two living rooms, two kitchens, a media room, a home office and an internal lift. The pool at the property at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, which has sold for $5.25m.The sale has also landed the property in the top 10 residential sales in the city so far this year, taking seventh position. Selling agent Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot said two potential buyers made offers for the property, but one was too good for the vendor to refuse. The indoor kitchen at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Mr Ferguson said demand for prestige property was strong, particularly in the $3 million-plus price range.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“Numbers through open homes in top end properties are greater than they’ve been for a long time,” Mr Ferguson said. One of two living areas in the home.The home is only a couple of doors down from the lavish mansion that was once home to disgraced businessman Christopher Skase, who had it built in the late 1980s. This property at 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, sold for $11.128m earlier this year.A home in Ascot formerly owned by Domino’s Pizza boss Don Meij sold for $11 million in March.TOP 10 BRISBANE RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 20181. 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.128m2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m3. 33 Moray St, New Farm $11.3m4. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m5. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m6. 30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton $5.95m7. 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton $5.25m8. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m9. 4 Welwyn Cres, Coorparoo $5.025m10. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m This home at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, sold for $10.138m.That property at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, sold late last year in another offmarket deal for $10.138 million to hotelier Steven Shoobridge.It has been another big year for Brisbane’s prestige property market, with a riverfront mansion at 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, fetching $11.128 million in July in the biggest home sale of 2018 so far. The view from the living room at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Mr Ferguson said the buyer was from Brisbane and was excited to move in and make it the family’s “forever home”.It had been planned that the modern mansion would go to auction on December 8, but that has now been cancelled. REAL ESTATE: This house at 41 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, has sold for $5.25m.A HAMILTON Hill trophy home next door to the former mansion of the late Christopher Skase has sold for a whopping $5.25 million.The brand new house at 41 Dickson Terrace sold a few days before it was due to be publicly listed on the market — reflecting the strong appetite for luxury homes in Brisbane’s top end of town.last_img read more

Women’s groups call for EU-wide ban

first_imgBBC News 4 December 2012More than 200 women’s rights groups are calling for laws to make paying for sex a crime across the European Union. Campaigners presented key policy recommendations for legislation to MEPs in Brussels on Wednesday. “Prostitution is a form of violence, an obstacle to gender equality and an open door for organised crime to develop,” a campaign spokeswoman told the BBC. But opponents say the move is likely to drive the prostitution industry further underground. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), which leads the campaign, wants EU member states to implement six key policies, including the criminalisation of all forms of procuring, and the creation of effective exit programmes for sex workers. “The most important thing to understand about prostitution is that imposing sexual intercourse with money is a form of violence that shouldn’t be accepted,” EWL spokeswoman Pierrette Pape told the BBC. “If we understand that, we can then put comprehensive policies into place that will change mentalities and respect gender equality between women and men.” read more

4 students taken to the hospital after crash involving a school bus

first_imgFour students have been transported to an area hospital after an early morning crash involving a school bus.The incident was reported on Friday around 9:00 am, along 63rd Avenue and Fletcher Street.While not much is known about the crash at the time, a parent of one of the students who was on the bus, told reporters that her son was headed to Henry D. Perry Education Center at the time of the crash.It is unclear what caused the incident or whether any other vehicles were involved.The condition of the students taken to the hospital are unknown.last_img

Franklin Barreto reacts to Opening Day demotion as A’s make room for Morales

first_imgOAKLAND — Franklin Barreto sat in the black leather chair at his locker inside the A’s clubhouse at the Oakland Coliseum with his feet propped up on two brown boxes.He knew what was coming.When the A’s announced a trade to acquire slugging first baseman Kendrys Morales from the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night, Barreto sensed he would be the player going down to the minors in order make room on the active roster. Sure enough, Barreto was called into the coaches’ room just before Thursday’s …last_img