Clare’s Wish Foundation helicopter request

first_imgNewsClare’s Wish Foundation helicopter requestBy John Keogh – April 24, 2015 668 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories  CLARE’S Wish Foundation, a Limerick-based charity that helps to grant the wishes of adults who have a life-threatening or terminal condition, is seeking the service of a helicopter to carry out a very urgent wish request for a person with a serious illness. Anyone who may be able to help can contact the Foundation on 061 633301. Previous articleCaoimhe and Saoirse get all grown up for RapunzelNext articleNeville exasperated by failure to erect signs John Keogh Print Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img TAGSClare’s Wish Foundationlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Here’s to Nona! Music Legend Nona Hendryx Rocks Out with Taye Diggs at Hedwig

first_img View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 The Tony-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to fierce rock icons, and it’s especially fun when one of the legends namechecked in the show stops by to see it! Singer Nona Hendryx, one-third of the trio Labelle (“Lady Marmalade,” anyone?) took a trip to the Belasco Theatre to catch Taye Diggs and Rebecca Naomi Jones in the hit rock musical. Hmm, we wonder if she lifted up her hands during the line: “Here’s to Patti and Tina and Yoko, Aretha and Nona and Nico and me,” in the song “Midnight Radio.” Check out this hot shot of the stars backstage, then see Hedwig on Broadway! Related Showslast_img read more

NAFCU: NCUA’s TCCUSF closure proposal not in best interest of CUs

first_img continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU reiterated its opposition to the NCUA’s proposed raising of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund’s normal operating level and the merging of the stabilization fund into the NCUSIF in its official comment letter sent to the agency Monday.“Although there could conceivably be short-term benefits to merging the Stabilization Fund with the SIF, NAFCU strongly believes such a move at this time would not be in the best interest of credit unions,” wrote NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Therefore, NAFCU and our members: (1) stand in opposition to NCUA’s proposal to merge the funds at this time; (2) strongly oppose any increase to the NOL; and (3) advocate that the agency is not required to charge a premium in 2017.”The NCUA proposal, issued in July, would raise the NCUSIF’s normal operating level from 1.3 percent to 1.39 percent. The NAFCU Board of Directors along with two member-filled committees – the Regulatory and NCUSIF Committees – unanimously oppose this proposal.last_img read more

JapanVsScotland Rugby World Cup match continues, despite typhoon alert

first_img First Published: 13th October, 2019 13:05 IST Read: Typhoon Hagibis: Rescue Efforts Begin After Heavy Rains Flood JapanWorld Rugby speaks on match cancellationsSimilarly, World Rugby issued a statement reiterated the information given by Akira. The organization said that Kamaishi is situated in a highly mountainous area, including mountains directly behind the main stand of the stadium. As there have been landslides and flooding in the vicinity of the stadium and along access roads to the venue following torrential rain throughout the night, the match had to be cancelled. The organization also stood for people affected in the typhoon. Tanima Ray “Following extensive discussions with World Rugby, Kamaishi City, and Iwate Prefecture, during which we considered every possibility to make this game happen, we had no option but to cancel the match to ensure the safety of the fans, team, volunteers, and all others involved. It was both a difficult and emotional decision to make, however, I feel it’s the right decision and firmly believe both domestic and foreign fans will understand the decision was made to ensure safety,” organizing committee chief executive Akira Shimazu said.  WATCH US LIVE After the deadly devastation by Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday, October 12, a third Rugby World Cup game in Japan was cancelled which was originally scheduled for October 13. Organisers came to the decision to ensure safety for the tournament host to play Scotland at Yokohama. The decision came at 6 AM Japanese local time to cancel the last Pool B game between Canada and Namibia, which was set to be played at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium. The Japanese authorities have issued an evacuation order in the area and there had been landslides and flooding near the stadium in northeastern Japan. Though World Rugby confirmed at 7 AM that the U.S.-Tonga game at Hanazono Stadium in Osaka and the Wales-Uruguay game at Kumamoto are all clear, it took a lot of time to come to the decision for the crucial Pool A game between Japan and Scotland.Read: Japan: Typhoon Hagibis Wrecks Tokyo; At Least 7 Dead, 15 MissingThe cancelled matchesAs Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in the south of Tokyo killing 7 and with 15 others missing, earlier two matches on Saturday were cancelled. The match was a quarterfinal decider and the 40th of the matches. Moreover, Scotland also threatened to sue the organisers of the game that was cancelled as it badly needed a win to reach the quarter-final. Japan is in a more favourable position and only needs to avoid the defeat to make it to the next match. The only game cancelled on Sunday was in Kamaishi. This is the first time any games have been cancelled at a Rugby World Cup. COMMENT (With inputs from Associated Press)Read: Japan: 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Main Island Amid Typhoon HagibisRead: Heavy Rain, Winds Lash Tokyo As Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan center_img “Our hearts go out to the teams and also their fans, but also the people of Kamaishi, who have been incredible during what has been a special journey in recent years,” World Rugby tournament director Alan Gilpin said.  LIVE TV Written By Last Updated: 13th October, 2019 13:05 IST JapanVsScotland Rugby World Cup Match Continues, Despite Typhoon Alert Japan vs Scotland to go ahead at Rugby World Cup in wake of typhoon Hagibis. The only game canceled Sunday was in Kamaishi stadium due to typhoon’s devastation. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Eight communities to vie for Sheikh Sharabutu Ramadan Cup

first_imgEight Zongo Communities in the Greater Accra Region will vie for a trophy in a special football competition next week as part of social activities marking Eid el Fitr, the Moslem festival climaxing the end of Ramadan.According to Crisp Communications, organizers of the special football competition, the tournament is being organized under the auspices of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu and the trophy for the competition has been named in his honour. The tournament, which will be staged at Wembley Park – the newly-constructed football complex in Kotobabi, is aimed at festering unity and peaceful co-existence among both Moslem and non Moslem youth in the participating communities. “Football has proven to be a strong tool for peace, unity and development and it is our aim to use this strong power of football to bring the youth of these communities under one umbrella during these two important festivals on the Islamic calendar, Ramadan and Eidl Fitr,” said Issah Tamimu Abdul-Rahman, the event coordinator.”These communities already live in peace and the National Chief Imam, who is renowned for promoting peace and discipline among the youth, expressed delight at the prospect of using football to bring the youth together to strengthen this community bond.”Before kick-off, organizers will use football icons, especially those from these communities and other dignitaries to remind the youth of the need not to shelve their good ways even after Ramadan, especially with regards to discipline. “These communities abound in football talents and the competition will not only be a platform for them to unite and exhibit their talents, it will also be used to remind all of us of the need to continue to lead the exemplary shown during the holy month of Ramadan,” he added.  The communities invited for the special tournament are; Nima, New Town, Alaajo, Madina, New Fadama, Ashaiman, Sabon Zongo and Darkuman. The competition is expected to be graced by community leaders, Members of Parliament whose constituencies fall under the participating communities as well as football icons, especially those from these communities.The Ramadan Cup will be formally launched on Wednesday July 15, 2015.–last_img read more