Gardai seek help tracing missing Limerick man

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Tim Dennehy, who is missing in Limerick since last MondayTim Dennehy, who is missing in Limerick since last MondayLIMERICK Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Tim Dennehy (41), who is missing from Limerick City since this Monday.Tim was last seen in the Dooradoyle area of Limerick City on Monday night May 23 at approximately 11pm.Tim is described as being 5’8″ in height, of slim build, with short brown hair and a long beard.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When last seen Tim was wearing a navy coloured Cork GAA hoodie with red sleeves, light brown trousers and brown shoes.Gardaí are concerned for Tim’s welfare and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin NewsBreaking newsGardai seek help tracing missing Limerick manBy Staff Reporter – May 24, 2016 990 Print Previous articleSocials – UL Presidents Dinner 2016Next articleGarda Band and Brendan Grace join forces for McCabe Memorial Concert Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSDooradoylelimerickmissingTim Dennehy center_img WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Emaillast_img read more

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Advice to students: Enact your agency, build resilience

first_img “Your everyday activities in your campus job or in student groups, as small as they seem, are an indispensable part of Harvard. You help make Harvard the place you value it to be.” This is part of a series called Focal Point, in which we ask a range of Harvard faculty members to answer the same question. Focal PointManja KlemenčičQuestion: If you were to write a letter to your students, what would you want them to know?The start of a new academic term always fills me with excitement and eager anticipation of who will join me in my courses and where our discussions will take us. I care deeply about my students having agency not only to pursue acts of learning, but also to shape the course and our class learning community. I believe that offering students opportunities to shape the course at least in some way helps you become the kind of agentic individuals, which are central to the functioning of liberal democracies and open-market economies. It also helps you to engage more purposefully with your own learning and the way the course aligns with your wider educational and professional goals. When you are offered opportunities to take part in course development, even if only by filling in the mid-term course evaluations, don’t hold back.The same advice goes for when you see opportunities or needs for changes in campus life. I have observed with admiration how my own students have brought about changes on campus. Notably, the First-Year Retreat and Experience (FYRE) pre-orientation program was created by students. Short of starting something new, there are many high-impact opportunities to serve and shape the Harvard community. Students in my higher-education courses have shown me the impact “student administrators” can have on experiences of their peers while interning at the Women’s Center, the Office of Student Life, Phillips Brooks House Association, in peer education programs, as coordinators of pre-orientation programs, members of House Committees, Undergraduate Council or Honor Council, Peer Diversity Fellows, Peer Advising Fellows, or Grille managers. And student athletes, artists, journalists, researchers, and teaching assistants, and leaders of some of the many groups on campus have shown me not only that students can connect their extracurricular engagements to course learning, but also that these roles make them more self-regulated, self-directed learners, and more involved in construction of knowledge in the courses. In my courses on higher education, I help students make the connection between being students and learning about higher education as a social institution. Such understanding, I believe, strengthens student agency — that is, it hones your ability to shape your own learning pathways and be University citizens to contribute to the betterment of our University communities. As you will join different groups and institutions throughout your life, you ought to be able to navigate the social roles, power relations, and cultural scripts inherent in them. And you ought to be able to find ways to redefine and reconstruct them to reflect what you value. Through involvement in service and leadership roles on campus you are learning about enactment of agency within groups and institutions. And as I discover in my own research, service and leadership roles on campus also can help you build meaningful relationships, develop a sense of mattering, find a purpose, and foster a feeling of belonging on campus. Your everyday activities in your campus job or in student groups, as small as they seem, are an indispensable part of Harvard. You help make Harvard the place you value it to be.This past year has been a powerful reminder that as educators we ought to strengthen your agency, but we also have to help you build resilience. We are not doing you a service if we shield you from controversial topics, topics you might find sensitive, even offensive. And you are not doing yourself a service if you are avoiding courses, events, or people that do not align with your viewpoints or your values. College is a great place to build the arsenal to tackle tough conversations, encounters with people who hold views very different from yours, perhaps even offensive to you … all of which are an inevitable part of adult life. You need to understand the positions of those you disagree with to be able to argue against them. As a society to function, we need to be able to converse across our differences, find common ground rather than shout past each other or ignore each other.When you leave Harvard, you will need all the resilience you can muster to tackle the challenges of life, work, and the world. Hence, while at Harvard, don’t look for comfortable or easy options. Choose courses that will challenge you, even unsettle you. Don’t accept being coddled. When you choose to engage in debates, please have the intellectual curiosity to explore the topic in depth, have the intellectual honesty to recognize the merits of arguments of the opposing side, admit to the weaknesses in your own viewpoint, and have the intellectual humility to admit when you don’t know and wish to learn more.— Manja Klemenčič Lecturer in General Education and on Sociologylast_img read more

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Democrats cheer ‘historic’ win as race is called for Biden and Harris.

first_imgThe specter of a prolonged legal battle could not temper the enthusiasm of Democratic Party leaders who have known and worked with Mr. Biden for years.Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a statement, said that voters had “elected a unifier who values faith, family and community, and who will work tirelessly to heal our nation.” And Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, said the American people had “placed their faith in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” to confront challenges posed by the virus, the economy and global warming in the coming years.In statement, Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee said that by electing Mr. Biden, “The American people chose hope” and “dignity and opportunity for all.”“This is a historic victory,” he said.“To the families of those who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19, and to all our Americans yearning for change, our message is simple: You will finally get the leadership you deserve.”And Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee who won the popular vote but ultimately lost to Mr. Trump, said voters had issued a “repudiation” of the president and offered a riff on one of his campaign slogans.“Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen,” she said. “Onward, together.” Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, extended his own congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris, conferring the titles “president-elect” and “vice president-elect” on them in his tweeted statement.“We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character,” he said. “We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead.” Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House and one of Mr. Trump’s staunchest supporters, baselessly insisted that the media had jumped the gun and declared a winner in the race before recounts had started and legal challenges had unfolded.Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, similarly objected to the presidential race call on Saturday. “The media do not get to determine who the president is. The people do. When all lawful votes have been counted, recounts finished, and allegations of fraud addressed, we will know who the winner is.”But in one of the first statements to surface from a Republican lawmaker on Saturday, Representative Fred Upton of Michigan affirmed a Biden victory. “I am raising my hand and committing to working with President-elect Biden,” he said.- Advertisement – Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina, whose endorsement as the state’s Democratic primary approached was a key turning point in the race and a huge boost to Mr. Biden said his win “marks a new chapter for our country.”- Advertisement – “As we face unprecedented challenges, Americans have chosen you to lead us out of the chaos and to build a stronger community,” he wrote on Twitter. “Today, I am hopeful for a brighter future.” Emily Cochrane, Catie Edmondson and Luke Broadwater contributed reporting. The Trump campaign, for its part, said it would continue to pursue its legal challenges, and Mr. Trump released a statement in which he said he would “not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I encourage every American to give him a chance and lend him your support,” Mr. Obama said. Maya Harris, Ms. Harris’s sister, immediately invoked the memory of their mother, Shyamala, who the vice-president elect often discussed during the campaign when telling her back story and sharing her values.Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the actress who for years played a female vice president in the HBO comedy “Veep,” made sure to note: “Madam Vice President” is no longer a fictional character.“ And Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida who failed to defeat Mr. Trump in the 2016 Democratic primary, said it was time to “heal deep wounds” and added that he would be “praying” for Mr. Biden’s success.last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Feb. 5

first_imgAct now to reduce changes to climate Did you ever worry about nuclear war destroying civilization? Well, that may or may not happen, but global warming is happening right now, and as such, just going about our daily lives as usual is leading to catastrophic warming that will increase temperatures 3.6 degrees F. by 2036, and possibly by 10.8 degrees F. by century’s end. This presents a “clear and present danger to civilization,” according to Naomi Klein in “This Changes Everything.”According to Bill McKibben, there are 2,795 gigatons of carbon in reserves in the ground. In order to keep temperatures under a 3.6-degree F. rise, we can burn only 565 gigatons. The fossil fuel industry wants to use it all, and to this effect, they spend $400,000 per day lobbying (bribing) Congress and our government officials. Again, Naomi Klein in “This Changes Everything.”What do we need to do? We need to elect people who know how grave the danger is to civilization as we know it, and maybe even to our existence at all. In short, we need to get rid of the fossil fuel oligarchy that runs our government and go back to a real democracy. Then, we need to phase out fossil fuels, the faster the better, and replace them with clean electricity.Meanwhile, please conserve like crazy, and give up methane-causing beef. Do it for your children and grandchildren, as they will inherit our mess.Jahnn Swanker-GibsonJohnstown Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionMore taxes make people want to leaveGov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to ban “single use” plastic bags is short on details. It’s ironic in that a suggested deterrence mechanism involves a tax. Charge a fee per bag, thus adding a disincentive to their use. There is within this proposal an admission of understanding of the axiom, “Should you want something to happen less, tax it.”Why isn’t this simple principle applied to the overall tax burden shouldered by the property-owning citizen? Population exodus from New York state is at a crisis level because of the confiscatory tax policies enacted by our elected officials. We are being incentivized to leave, just as we will be incentivized to cease using “single use” plastic bags.John P. SummersSchenectady To stop the wall, play to Trump’s vanityFor years, I have preached that the best you can ever be is the worst you have ever been.Perhaps this gives you an idea of how little I think for our failed president. He’s an inveterate liar, and a poor one at that; a real estate shell game operator; draft dodger; adulterer and I’m pretty sure a tax evader. Let’s not dwell on fraudulent foundations and his university. What drives this portly robber baron-looking child?It’s vanity. It’s here we have the answer to dealing with his much-needed wall.Want to stop his demands? It’s this simple. Approve the funding with the condition his wall cannot now or in perpetuity bear his name.He will lose interest in the project even faster than he would attempt to cheat the contractors out of their payments.Rev. Nikolas KaiserSchenectady However, the court rejected the notion that there is an absolute right to abort. The government, in the court’s opinion, had two different legitimate interests regarding the issue of  abortion. First was the government’s concern for protecting the woman’s health. Second was the government’s interest “in potential life,” that is, the fetus.The Reproductive Health Act, made into law in this state, eradicates all concern for the fetus and focuses solely on the mother. An abortion can occur at any time to protect the life or the health of the mother. This is true whether or not the fetus could live outside the mother. The court in Roe v. Wade made clear that as medical science improved, and the age at which a fetus could survive outside the mother got younger, there was “a compelling interest” on the part of the state to protect the fetus.   In this New York legislation, no one’s charged with considering the life or health of the viable child. We know that Norma McCorvey (Roe in Roe v. Wade) later in life was very sorry she had an abortion. Does the New York law call for professional counseling for women before they abort?The legislation stipulates how safe abortions are for the mother. While this is well and good, what harm are we doing to ourselves, and the fabric of our culture, by legalizing abortion on demand?Richard A. EvansBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists State law expands Roe v. Wade ruling In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that women have a fundamental right to abort their child.last_img read more

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Trojans Beat Bulldogs In Pigskin Action

first_imgThe East Central Trojans defeated The Batesville Bulldogs 21-7 at St. Leon on Homecoming Night for EC.EC vs Batesville Football Short Box (9-19)The Trojans improve to 2-3 on the season while The Bulldogs suffer their first loss of the season and drop to 4-1.Courtesy of Trojans Director of Football Operations Stewart Durham.last_img

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