Music centre planned for Catherine St site

first_img Previous articleLegal challenge to planning decisionNext articleDonal O’Grady takes over Limerick hurling hot seat admin NewsLocal NewsMusic centre planned for Catherine St siteBy admin – September 24, 2010 1027 Twitter A new 9,500 sq ft. music venue is earmarked for the city centre.The Catherine Street Partnership, purchasers of a number of properties in Catherine Street two years ago, have been in discussion with city council planning officials and expect to lodge a planning application shortly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebook Email Print WhatsApp The designated site for the venture includes the former Desmond Arms and Limerick Leader printing works.A spokesman for the developers told the Limerick Post that, if permission was forthcoming, the emphasis would be on traditional Irish bands, jazz sessions and internationally known stage performers.“The concept is along that of the old Point Theatre in Dublin. We envisage capacity of around 650, and four nights entertainment each week.“Limerick city centre is in need of this type of facility and with a huge catchment area, we believe it is an attractive and viable proposition.“Three entrances are planned, from Mallow, Catherine and Glentworth Streets. We are talking in terms of a very big site here, and fitted out to the highest standards”.Initially, the developers had set their sights on 56,000 sq ft of office space for the entire block, which stretches to Mallow Street, “but then came the downturn in the economy and we had to revise our plans”.In addition to the music venue, The Catherine Street partnership are to continue with plans for a seven screen cinema, a language centre and retail units.“We are determined to develop the entire block and are currently involved in talks with the planning authority with a view to providing Limerick city centre with a fully functional entertainment complex and other facilities”. Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Watch Misty Copeland Discuss Starring (& Singing) in On the Town

first_imgHot on the heels of the news that Misty Copeland will be the first African-American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, came the announcement that she will make her Broadway debut in On the Town. How is she going to fit in headlining the tuner? During her summer holiday from ABT, of course! The hard-working star stopped by CBS This Morning on July 6 and explained that she’d seize the “time to dive into a new challenge.” Copeland also revealed: “I’ve never really sung in front of a big crowd before.” Well, we’re sure it’s something she can learn in twenty-four hours! Check out the interview below and then Copeland in On the Town at the Lyric Theatre August 25 through September 6. View Comments Related Shows On the Town Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015last_img read more

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont donates $150,000 to flood relief efforts

first_imgBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont,Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announced today that it will contribute $150,000 to support relief activities for Vermonters who suffered losses as a result of flooding due to Hurricane Irene. ‘Our state has suffered a disaster of historic proportions, but Vermonters have responded with extraordinary compassion and support for those who have suffered the most because of the terrible flooding that occurred,’ said BCBSVT President and CEO Don George. ‘As the state’s only Vermont-based health plan, it is important to BCBSVT and to its more than 340 employees to do as much as we can to support our neighbors in the difficult weeks and months ahead.’ Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, a non-profit company located in the central Vermont community of Berlin, will donate $150,000 to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. The Fund, created by the United Ways of Vermont in cooperation with the executive board of the Vermont Voluntary Organizations Action in Disaster and Vermont Emergency Management, is earmarked to support the long term needs of those most affected by the flooding. George said the donation is unprecedented for BCBSVT, but was decided upon because of the breadth of the losses that occurred because of Hurricane Irene-related flooding and the unique challenges faced by those who lost their homes and belongings. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s only Vermont-based health insurer and is the largest private health plan in Vermont.  The non-profit company employs more than 340 people and provides health care benefits for more than 160,000 Vermonters.  More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external)   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.last_img read more

Hicksville Pedestrian Fatally Hit by SUV

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 78-year-old man was fatally hit by an SUV while he was crossing a road in Hicksville early Monday morning.Nassau County police said the pedestrian was walking across Newbridge Road at the corner of West John Street when he was struck by a Ford Suburban at 6:29 a.m.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a half hour later. His name was not immediately available.The driver, who remained at the scene, was not charged.last_img

The ultimate gift guide for finance professionals

first_img This post is currently collecting data… Whew! It’s definitely been a year for the books. Through it all, banks and credit unions have done incredible work to keep our economy afloat (we’re talking TOP of the nice list efforts) – giving us hope for a future that’s merry and bright.While most of us will be happy to see 2020 disappear in our rearview mirrors, ’tis still the season to be jolly – and to thank the incredible financial institutions that got us through.Need gift inspiration for your favorite financial professional this year? We’ve got you covered. This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Driver was high during Vestal crash, police say

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Vestal Police say the driver arrrested Tuesday after a five-car crash was high while behind the wheel. After the plunge, authorities explain Seeley was able to make his way up onto the side of the road while being escorted by police officers. He was then placed under arrest. Vestal Police now say narcan was given to 44-year-old Ronald Seeley, of Smithville Flats, on the scene. Police say Seeley was driving southbound on State Route 26 when he hit four other cars before going down into an embankment.center_img The crash happened on State Route 26 at Hazel Drive around 3 p.m. Two people were injured but only one person was taken to an area hospital. Authorities haven’t released an update on their injuries.last_img

Several states elect Muslims for the first time, making history

first_imgIman Jodeh as the first Muslim lawmaker in Colorado’s state historyAnother first for both Muslims and Muslim women was the election of Iman Jodeh to the Colorado House of Representatives. Jodeh, a community activist, educator, and daughter to Palestinian immigrants will represent Colorado’s District 41 as the state’s first Muslim lawmaker. – Advertisement – x Democrat Madinah Wilson-Anton became the first Muslim to be elected to the general assembly in the state of Delaware, getting more than 70% of the vote. She will represent District 26 as a member of the Delaware House of Representatives. Not only is she the first Muslim to be elected to the state’s general assembly but she is also the first Muslim woman to ever be elected to office in Delaware’s history.“There is a stereotype that women that cover, that are Muslim are oppressed, are quiet, aren’t free to be themselves, and I don’t know how anybody can look at a 27-year-old Black woman who covers and ran for office and won as somebody who’s oppressed and doesn’t speak her mind,” she told ABC News.Her platform focuses on a number of issues including education funding reform, affordable housing, and accessible child care.- Advertisement – When asked about why she ran, Jodeh told The Colorado Sun, that running to be the first was never her intention. “I’m running because I feel like my lived experiences have the ability to influence progressive policy and move the needle in a positive and progressive way.” She added that although the state has had inadequate Muslim representation, she is proud to live there and that her election wouldn’t just be about representing Muslims, but an ally and voice for identities “across the board.”“I think it’s important that we do honor our democracy and not squander the voice of the people,” she told The Colorado Sun. “Women fought for a very long time to have a voice and a vote. People of color fought for even longer.” Samba Baldeh as the first Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State AssemblyNot only did Samba Baldeh become the first Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, but Baldeh is also the first Black man to represent Dane County in the legislature. Baldeh, who ran in Wisconsin’s District 48, defeated Republican Samuel Anderson with 80% of the vote. As a Muslim who immigrated from Gambia to Madison, Wisconsin, Baldeh told HuffPost he hopes his win is an inspiration to both Muslims and children of color.“Being the first Muslim to ever be elected at the state Assembly is really exciting, but also an opportunity that I am thankful for,” he said. “I am looking forward to the challenges, but obviously I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve District 48, but also to represent, not only my constituents but my Muslims, Africans, and constituents of color.”Christopher Benjamin as the first Muslim to be elected to any state office in Florida Christopher Benjamin made history in Florida by becoming the first Muslim American to be elected to any state office. Benjamin, a lawyer and South Florida native, will represent District 107 in the House of Representatives. His platform focuses on criminal justice reform, expanding Medicaid, and speaking up on issues that affect the Muslim community.“This election has been a great journey. I’ve been preparing for this type of office since I was an undergrad at Florida Memorial University, a private historically Black university, where I majored in political science. This is a great completion of that cycle, and to make history on top of it, is almost overwhelming.” Nida Allam as the first Muslim woman to serve the state of North Carolina Nida Allam was elected Tuesday onto the Durham County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina. She will serve as one of the five women, all Democrats, who were elected onto the Durham County Board of Commissioners. Allam’s historic win coincides with the country’s decision to elect its first all female board. Prior to this, she was elected as the first Muslim to serve on the Executive Council of the North Carolina Democratic Party in 2017.“Growing up Muslim American I never thought running for office let alone winning and making history would ever be a possibility,” Allam said.Allam was inspired to go into politics following the death of her close friends, three Muslim students who were killed in Chapel Hill in 2015, Deah Barakat, Razan Abu-Salha, and Yusor Abu-Salah. All three students were shot in their home by a neighbor, yet the incident barely received any media coverage or attention nationwide.“How can I be content with all the blessings I have been given in this world when there is so much to do to fight injustice, uplift one another and to make our communities healthier,” she said in a statement on her website. “I’m fighting for a better nation so that others don’t have to suffer the pain my community did.”x Abraham Aiyash elected to the Michigan House of RepresentativesAbraham Aiyash was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives to represent District 4 on Tuesday. The seventh of eight children, Aiyash was born in Michigan to immigrants from Yemen. According to his campaign, he believes in hard work, giving back, and commitment to service.Aiyash’s platform focuses on a number of issues including criminal justice reform, anti-Black racism, education, and healthcare. “We can reimagine a politics of the possible if we’re willing to engage ordinary citizens in our democracy,” a statement on his website read. xWe did it.To my family, our incredible staff, volunteers, thousands of supporters, and the Aiyash Champions across Hamtramck and Detroit – thank you.You believed in a politics of the possible. The fight for social, economic, and environmental justice continues. Onward. pic.twitter.com/7kWoI77eNx— Abraham Aiyash (@AbrahamAiyash) November 4, 2020Omar Fateh elected to Minnesota State SenateOmar Fateh will represent District 62 in the Minnesota State Senate. He defeated Sen. Jeff Hayden in the August primary and believes in bringing “people power” in the form of community to the capitol to solve issues. His platform heavily focuses on affordable housing and partnering with community organizations.  Minnesotans “should be able to access the folks that are representing us and make sure that they’re partnering with the community,” Fateh told The Appeal. The child of Somali immigrants, Fateh hopes to “bridge the gap” between immigrant communities and American culture. xWe won this race tonight. We couldn’t have done it without the surge of grassroots support that came from south Minneapolis. This is what it looks like to hold power to account. This is what it looks like to win for change.— Omar Fateh (@OmarFatehMN) August 12, 2020Fady Qaddoura as the first Muslim to serve in the Indiana SenateBeating incumbent Republican state senator John Ruckelshaus, Fady Qaddoura was elected to the Indiana Senate Tuesday. He will represent District 30. Qaddoura’s win gives hope to Democrats of eventually regaining their position in the Senate.“We did it! Only in America can someone immigrate to this country, work hard, and earn the trust of tens of thousands of voters to become the first Muslim State Senator in Indiana’s history. I will work hard every day to represent all Hoosiers—including the ones who did not vote for me,” said in a statement posted to Facebook.Zohran Kwame Mamdani elected to New York State Assembly as the first South Asian and second Muslim serving in the AssemblyZohran Kwame Mamdani was elected to represent District 36 in the New York State Assembly on Tuesday. He will serve as not only the first South Asian but the first elected Ugandan in the state. Additionally, he will also be the second Muslim to serve on the state assembly.Indian-Ugandan New Yorker Mamdani announced in October that he was running for New York State Assembly District 36 comprising the Astoria, Ditmars-Steinway, and Astoria Heights neighborhoods in Queens. Prior to his campaign, he worked as a housing counselor for immigrant families. His campaign centers on three emerging issues: housing for all, justice for all, and energy for all.“This election isn’t about a single candidate—it’s about a movement. As a democratic socialist, I know that we’ll never win the rights we all deserve—rights to healthcare, housing, education, nutrition, childcare, and public power—without a grassroots movement of the working class rising up to demand them. Another world is possible, but only if we fight for it together.”xLast night, @DemSocialists candidates won in diverse communities across the country.The Democratic establishment takes these communities for granted. We don’t.They don’t organize in them. We do.And we won’t stop until the working class prevails. pic.twitter.com/deq7ZXwZ3I— Zohran Kwame Mamdani (@ZohranKMamdani) November 4, 2020Data last compiled in 2015 by the National Conference of State Legislatures found that only three state legislators identified as Muslim, with the growing number of diverse Muslims running for office the number is now unclear. Not only did the Muslim community see historical wins and run for office, but Muslim Americans also turned out in record numbers to cast their vote. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, approximately 1 million Muslims voted in this election with 69% choosing Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden as their pick for president. “The Muslim community’s significant ability to impact the results of numerous races across this country—including the presidential election—was recognized nationally by candidates and the media,” CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said.Following Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and xenophobia policies these wins, no matter how big or small, are noteworthy and beyond cause for celebration. “Muslim American representation isn’t just about winning an election, having a seat at the table, or even power. It’s about reclaiming the American narrative. It’s about making sure that the little Ayshas, Ahmeds, and Maryams sitting in their classrooms experiencing life different from everyone else, see political ads, text messages, literature, and mainstream media covering people that look like them, sound like them, and pray like them—in places of power,” Mohamed Gula, national organizing director of Emgage, told Daily Kos. “It’s about having an example and being able to dream. That’s what running while Muslim is about.”This list is not exhaustive; if you know of a candidate who has not been mentioned please comment below. Here’s some of them:Madinah Wilson-Anton as the first Muslim woman to be elected to the general assembly- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

The private life of Ray Wirta

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Rohr gets date to pen Super Eagles contract extension

first_imgNigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that Gernot Rohr will pen a new contract next week after all details have been put together. Collins and Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr The 66-year-old Rohr has been in charge of three-time African champions Nigeria since 2016. The former Niger and Gabon coach qualified the country to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2019 AFCON staged in Egypt. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth “The executive committee mandated the general secretary to liase with Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, with a view to concluding all matters around his new contract within the next one week,” according to a release by the NFF.center_img Read Also: Video: Inter Milan celebrate Obafemi Martins goals Interestingly, the new contract extension will be for a further two years during which time Rohr is expected to qualify Nigeria for seventh World Cup appearance and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisementlast_img read more

Zadran, Afghan fifties move Afghanistan closer to victory

first_imgTEENAGE opener Ibrahim Zadran scored 87 on debut as Afghanistan put themselves in a strong position to win their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram.Replying to a first-innings total of 342 from the tourists, Bangladesh added just 11 to their overnight score and were all out for 205 after just 17 minutes of play on day three when Rashid Khan completed his second five-wicket haul in Tests.Seventeen-year-old Zadran and Asghar Afghan (50) enhanced Afghanistan’s lead with a 108-run stand for the fourth wicket and the tourists were 237-8 and leading by 374 runs when bad light stopped play after a power failure at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.Mohammad Nabi (3-56) clipped Taijul Islam’s off stump with the third ball of the day and Bangladesh’s first innings ended when Nayeem Hasan was unsuccessful with a review after being trapped leg-before by Afghanistan skipper Rashid.Shakib Al Hasan (3-53) got the hosts off to a strong start when Afghanistan batted again, removing Ihsanullah (4) and Rahmat Shah (0) off successive balls in the first over.Afghanistan were 28-3 when Hashmatullah Shahidi (12) fell to Nayeem. However, Afghan and Zadran steadied the ship, the former registering a half-century for the second time in the match, before clipping Taijul (2-68) to Shakib at leg slip.Bangladesh spilled three chances to remove Zadran and they were made to pay as the youngster racked up six fours and four maximums in a thoroughly impressive display.Mominul Haque eventually pouched him in the deep off Nayeem (2-61) and Nabi’s final Test innings with the bat – he will focus solely on white-ball cricket after this match – saw him add just eight runs.Rashid scored 24 off 22 deliveries, finding the ropes six times in an enjoyable cameo, while Afsar Zazai (34 not out) and Yamin Ahmadzai (0no) were in the middle when stumps were called with Afghanistan very much on top. (Yahoo Sport)AFGHANISTAN 1st innings 342 BANGLADESH 1st innings (o/n 194 for 8)Shadman Islam c Afsar Zazai b Yamin Ahmadzai 0Soumya Sarkar lbw Mohammad Nabi 17Liton Das b Rashid Khan 33Mominul Haque c Asghar Afghan b Mohammad Nabi 52Shakib Al Hasan lbw Rashid Khan 11Mushfiqur Rahim c Ibrahim Zadran b Rashid Khan 0Mahmudullah b Rashid Khan 7Mosaddek Hossain not out 48Mehedi Hasan b Qais Ahmad 11Taijul Islam b Mohammad Nabi 14Nayeem Hasan lbw Rashid Khan 7Extras: (b-4, lb-1) 5Total: (all out, 70.5 overs) 205Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-38, 3-54, 4-88, 5-88, 6-104, 7-130, 8-146, 9-194.Bowling: Yamin Ahmadzai 10-2-21-1, Mohammad Nabi 24- 6-56-3, Zahir Khan 9-1-46-0, Rashid Khan 19.5-3-55-5, Qais Ahmad 8-2-22-1.AFGHANISTAN 2nd inningsIhsanullah lbw Shakib Al Hasan 4Ibrahim Zadran c Mominul Haque b Nayeem Hasan 87Rahmat Shah c & b Shakib Al Hasan 0Hashmatullah Shahidi c Soumya Sarkar b Nayeem Hasan 12Asghar Afghan c Shakib Al Hasan b Taijul Islam 50Afsar Zazai not out 34Mohammad Nabi c Mominul Haque b Mehedi Hasan 8Rashid Khan b Taijul Islam 24Qais Ahmad lbw Shakib Al Hasan 14Yamin Ahmadzai not out 0Extras: (b-4) 4Total: (eight wkts, 83.4 overs) 237Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-4, 3-28, 4-136, 5-171, 6-180, 7-210, 8-235.Bowling: Shakib Al Hasan 16-3-53-3, Mehedi Hasan 12-3-35-1, Taijul Islam 24.4-5-68-2, Nayeem Hasan 17-2-61-2, Mominul Haque 10-6-13-0.last_img read more