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Limerick blogger takes on Great Limerick Run in aid of ADAPT

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Emma Lou HarrisLimerick parenting blogger and writer Emma Lou Harris is this year taking on the Great Limerick Run in aid of ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services.ADAPT is an official charity partner of the Great Limerick Run 2018, and the charity is asking people to join them for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon or 6 Mile event on 6 May.“A group of ADAPT staff and supporters will be walking the 6 Miles, and we are asking others to join us to raise awareness of the charity,” said ADAPT’s Lorraine Gallagher.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Hope for survivors’Meanwhile, local blogger and writer Emma Lou Harris will be running the Half Marathon for ADAPT.“I ran last year’s race for myself, for my own mental health and to prove to myself that I had to power to get through anything, no matter how challenging,” said Emma Lou.“This year, after hearing the stories of women who confided their own troubles in me, I realised just how common a problem domestic violence really is and how many women are experiencing it. I thought about the women who are still doubting their own abilities to get through this time in their life, women who might not yet have hope, and I wanted to carry that hope for them. Even if it is just for 21 kilometres.”ADAPT provides supports to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children across Limerick City and County. In 2016, ADAPT supported over 1,000 women and children affected by domestic abuse.To sign up and claim your Great Limerick Run discount code, email Lorraine at [email protected] ie or call 061-412354.For more information on ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, see www.adaptservices.ieMore local news here. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsLimerick blogger takes on Great Limerick Run in aid of ADAPTBy Staff Reporter – March 28, 2018 5892 Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Previous articleBishop Brendan Leahy urges Limerick people to make use of this “extra special Easter”Next articleTwo Limerick innovations among finalists in Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedincenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSADAPT Domestic Abuse ServicesEmma Lou HarrisLimerick City and CountyLorraine GallagherThe Great Limerick Run Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Launch of 1 Million Stars to End Violence: Limerick Project Facebooklast_img read more

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Mr. Jerry Len Earl

first_imgMr. Jerry Len Earl, age 68, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 20, 1949, in Rushville, Indiana, the son of the late, Frank H. and Gertie E. (Dance) Earl. He was raised in Vevay, Indiana where he was a 1968 graduate of the Vevay High School. Jerry was inducted into the United States Army on August 27, 1970, in Louisville, Kentucky. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter M-16 and Good Conduct Medal. Jerry transferred to the Army National Guard with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on February 27, 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Jerry re-enlisted on April 23, 1973, in Louisville, Kentucky and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on April 23, 1974. Jerry re-enlisted on April 24, 1974, in Louisville, Kentucky. He received the Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp (4 loops), National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Expert Badge Rifle M-16, Expert Badge Hand Grenade and the Mechanic Badge. Jerry was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on October 4, 1983. Jerry served in the army for ten years and six months. Jerry was united in marriage on March 5, 1973, in Springfield, Tennessee, to Deborah Freudenbers and they shared over 20 years of marriage together until Jerry’s passing. Jerry was a former Security Guard in Cincinnati, Ohio until he became disabled. Jerry resided most of his life in the Vevay community. He enjoyed tinkering with cars, socializing with friends, playing guitar, watching movies, martial arts and being with his sons. Jerry passed away at 1:04 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at his son’s residence in North Vernon, Indiana. Jerry will be missed by his life long companion, Deborah (Freudenbers) Earl of Vevay, IN; his sons, Frank Harold Earl and his wife: Jennifer of North Vernon, IN and Wayne William Earl of Vevay, IN; his sister, Linsa Barrett and her husband: Phil of Eustis, FL and his two-nieces.He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank H. Earl, died April 5, 1960 and Gertie E. (Dance) Earl, died April 24, 2003.Graveside services will be conducted Friday, November 10, 2017, at 10:00 am, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road Madison, Indiana 47250. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 & the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the cemetery.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Jerry Len Earl Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Celtics legend Paul Pierce defends Al Horford’s decision to explore other opportunities in free agency

first_imgHorford, 33, is coming off a season in which he averaged 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 53.5% from the floor and 36 percent from 3-point range. He helped the Celtics to a 49-33 record, but they were eliminated from the playoffs early by the Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Star Kyrie Irving will also be a free agent this summer and it’s been reported that his chances of re-singing with the Celtics are low. Al Horford has the support of at least one former Celtic as Paul Pierce defended Horford’s decision to explore other opportunities outside of Boston. “A lot of these guys when they get in their late 20’s or early 30’s and they know there’s light at the end of the tunnel, they try to maximize their dollars,” Pierce told MassLive.com. “So if there’s an opportunity for Al Horford to get more money, I’m sure that’s something you have to look into.” Horford initially declined his $30.1 million player option with the hopes of working out a new three-year deal with Boston in July, ESPN reported Tuesday.However, it was later reported that though the two sides discussed contract scenarios the gap was too large for the Celtics and Horford to reach an agreement. Instead, he wants to find a three- or four-year deal from a different team. “It’s something that I haven’t even stopped to think about,” Horford said about free agency last month (via MassLive.com). “I’ve enjoyed being here in Boston. Just have to wait and see what we’re going to do as a team. And it’s steps that the management is going to do moving forward and continue to get better.” Lakers free agency rumors: L.A. interested in adding Brook Lopez, DeAndre Jordan, Nikola Vucevic Pierce also explained that Horford may want to move on from Boston because the Celtics haven’t won a title during his three seasons with the team.”It might have been different if they won a championship with him here, but they didn’t win a championship and now he’s at the point where this is his last big contract,” Pierce said. “You gotta understand the player is always going to do what’s best for them and their family.” Related Newslast_img read more

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PING women’s tournament marks its 10th anniversary

first_img It will be celebration time next week when the PING women’s fourball betterball tournament marks its 10th anniversary.The Plate and Grand Finals take place on Monday and Tuesday, September 7 and 8 respectively, at PING’s own Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire. Each day, 50 pairs will compete for the titles, continuing a success story which began in 2006.The tournament, which is run by England Golf, was an instant hit when it was launched and thousands of players from 800 clubs grabbed an opportunity to play an unusual format for women.Over the past decade the tournament has become one of the highlights of the calendar and became so popular that the Plate Final was added to the Grand Final in 2009.This year, 846 clubs took part by running qualifying rounds and the 50 pairs who reached the Grand Final mostly scored 44 points or better, with just four claiming their place with 43 points. The remaining 37 clubs with 43 points and 13 clubs with 42 points successfully qualified for the Plate Final. The ballots for both finals were decided on countback.The tournament is an event which combines competition with friendship and club spirit. Most finalists arrive in their club colours and pairings have featured mothers and daughters, in-laws, sisters, twins – and a pair whose surnames were Duck and Mallard.There’s been players as young as 12, as well as competitors at the other end of the age spectrum. One pair brought their own fan club –an entourage of nine supporters from their proud club, bearing a large, home-made banner.The players represent all abilities, with high handicappers and low, internationals and very new golfers, county players and former professionals. One finalist played when she was 37-weeks pregnant and, twice, competitors were so determined to take part that they played solo when injury or illness forced their partners to call off.Finalists have also faced some interesting hazards, such as the time when a deer chewed a competitor’s ball!The rewards for reaching one of the finals include a fabulous goodie bag, great prizes and a lovely lunch. The most-common word at registration is ‘Wow!’ and when one competitor signed in for last year’s Grand Final she asked the organiser: “Can I kiss you now? It’s Christmas come early!”Click here for championship webpageCaption: 2014 Grand Final winners Sheila Mcdonald (left) and Pam Wiseley (Image © Leaderboard Photography)PAST WINNERSGRAND FINAL2014  Pam Wiseley & Sheila Mcdonald – Houldsworth, Cheshire2013  Denise Page & Sarah Dawson – Willow Valley, Yorkshire2012  Rita Towler & Dorothy Scholes – Harwood, Lancashire2011  Laura Harrison & Abbie Spence – Hobson, Co Durham2010  Cath Rawthore & Hilary Tarleton – Sale, Cheshire2009  Sue Elliott & Rachael Thomas – Henbury, Gloucestershire2008  Bridget Moore & Jenny Readman-  Meon Valley, Hampshire2007  Cynthia Hollingsworth & Megan Ball – Colne Valley, Essex2006  Shirley Kay & Jenny Knight – Matlock, DerbyshirePLATE FINAL2014  Sian Mansey & Carol Simpson – Horsley Lodge, Derbyshire2013  Karen Hughes & Elaine Ducker  – Cottingham, Yorkshire2012  Ros Ford & Sarah Gotts – Cretingham, Suffolk2011  Philippa Mason & Samantha Reagan – Shooters Hill, Kent2010  Ruth Coleby & Linda Young – Penrith, Cumbria2009  Lilias Adamson & Sue Pearson – Ely City, Cambridgeshire 2 Sep 2015 PING women’s tournament marks its 10th anniversary last_img read more

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Rohit Sharma caught on stump mic swearing at Cheteshwar Pujara – and Ben Stokes…

first_imgAdvertisement 0iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz9zWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ujw2w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3tWould you ever consider trying this?😱wp6Can your students do this? 🌚qmovRoller skating! Powered by Firework Rohit Sharma is now at the headlines for his back to back two hundreds in two innings of the test match against South Africa. Because of his brilliant performances in both the innings, India are on the verge of winning the first test match of the ongoing home series against South Africa. However, Rohit Sharma was caught on the stump mic today and he would not feel proud about it.Advertisement There was a moment in the match when Cheteswar Pujara and Rohit Sharma were batting together in the crease. Rohit Sharma called for taking a single; however Cheteswar Pujara refused. Rohit was out of his crease and he had to get back at time. While going back, he was not happy with Pujara and used a vulgar language.Advertisement These things are not uncommon in the field. At the heat of the moment, it was just a reaction of Rohit Sharma. However, the stump mic caught it and the video clip went viral. The star cricketer of England, Ben Stokes tweeted about the incident and he had the last laugh. Earlier Virat Kohli was also caught in the stump mic using the same word. Ben Stokes has posted it just for fun; no bad vibes are there in this tweet. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bombers impressive at Oliver Fall Festival Fieldhockey Tourney

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers rode the shutout goalkeeping of Tara Yowek to four straight wins at the Oliver Fall Festival Girl’s High School Fieldhockey Tournament this past weekend in Oliver.The Bombers registered wins over South Kamloops (1-0), Clayton Heights of Surrey (4-0), Agassiz (4-0) and host South Okanagan of Oliver (1-0).“(Players) were intimidated at first to have to play against Grade 12’s, but by the end of the weekend they felt at ease and were playing very valuable minutes,” said coach Val Gibson, adding the Bombers have no seniors on the roster this season.Fact is the Bombers took, and played, 17 players in Grades nine, ten and 11.There was no overall results recorded during the tournament as teams did not play every other school.LVR opened the Festival edging South Kam 1-0 on a goal by Allie Zondervan.The Bombers then defeated a very good South Okanagan squad on a late goal by Chiara Chirico, on a one timer in the last minute from mid fielder Allie Zondervan. LVR then turned up the offence to dump Clayton Heights 4-0.Laura Walgren, Sarah Wade, Chirico and Zondervan scored for the Bombers.Walgren, Chirico and Jena Wheeldon each added assists.The Bombers completed the tourney with a 4-0 shellacking of Agassiz.Walgren, Chirico, Zondervan and Emma Borhi scored for the winners.Yowek was in goal for all games.However, the veteran keeper had some relief in goal when defender Anna Goeppner took a turn between the pipes.The coaching staff was pleased with the performances of Naomi Perkins, defender Emma Gregorich and rookies Mckenna Bennett, Noa Butterfield, Marley Reynold and Taylor Zimmer.”Our team goal is to improve upon our 10th place Provincial Placing from last year,” said Gibson.I think we have the athletes to do it.”last_img read more

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