Family-proofing measures for candidates

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSFine GaelLimerick City and CountyLocal Elections 2019Newspolitics Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Email A SERIES of measures designed to encourage political parties to put more female candidates forward for election have been welcomed by Fine Gael candidate for Limerick City North, Olivia O’Sullivan.“At a time when several female councillors in Limerick City and County Council are stepping down, it was a huge decision, especially as a mother with small children, to accept the opportunity to come forward as a candidate for local election,” Ms O’Sullivan told the Limerick Post this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I obviously welcome any measures to ‘family-proof’ the role as outlined and could not be taking this step without the full support of my family. However, even with its challenges, I firmly believe our Council needs better diversity and needs to be more representative of the people it serves.“I also don’t underestimate the value to our young girls, and boys, of seeing more women in public representation and the long-term positives this will bring. We need more female representation; right now there are eight sitting female councillors in Limerick City and County, out of 40 in the council chamber. This has to change,” the mother-of-two said.The measures brought forward by the Government include a new funding scheme, to be introduced in advance of the 2019 local elections, to incentivize political parties to increase the proportion of female candidates. An information campaign will also be launched before the local elections, highlighting the critical role of women in local government. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Printcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter Previous articleChamber wants three-city approach to RSESNext articleWATCH: Munster make hard work of Zebre but keep pace with Glasgow Alan Jacques NewsPoliticsFamily-proofing measures for candidatesBy Alan Jacques – March 23, 2019 1126 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Perfectly Marvelous! Emma Stone Extends Run in Cabaret

first_imgDon’t tell Mama, but Emma Stone is remaining in Cabaret for an extra fortnight! She will now play Sally Bowles opposite Alan Cumming’s Emcee through February 15. Casting for her replacement in the Roundabout Theatre Company production will be announced shortly. Stone is making her Broadway debut in Cabaret. Best known for starring in the Amazing Spider-Man film series, her other screen credits include Magic in the Moonlight, The Croods, Gangster Squad, Easy A, The Help, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friends with Benefits, Paperman, Marmaduke, Zombieland, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The House Bunny, The Rocker, Superbad and the recently released Birdman. Related Shows In addition to Stone and Cumming, the musical currently features Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider, Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Bill Heck as Cliff, Aaron Krohn as Ernst and Hani Furstenberg as Fraulein Kost. Cabaretcenter_img View Comments Cabaret will play through March 29 at Studio 54. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

Notice: Legislative Action

first_img Legislative Action October 15, 2002 Regular News Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption. Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.21(d), on July 24, the president approved the following positions of The Florida Bar:1. Supports federal legislation to amend §120 of the Internal Revenue Code to restore, increase, and make permanent the exclusion from an employee’s gross income of employer contributions to group legal service plans.2. Supports adequate funding of the Legal Services Corporation by the federal government, and opposes any funding cuts.center_img Notice: Legislative Actionlast_img read more

Arsenal decide to sign Cedric Soares on permanent transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal are keen to sign Cedric Soares on a permanent deal (Getty Images)Arsenal are planning to sign Cedric Soares on a permanent deal this summer, according to reports.The right-back joined on loan from Southampton in the January transfer window but has not yet made an appearance for Mikel Arteta’s side.Arsenal paid around £1 million as a loan fee to Southampton but Cedric arrived with a knee ligament injury and was unable to take part in friendly matches against Charlton Athletic and Brentford earlier this month due to a facial injury.The Gunners are now confident that they can reach an agreement with Southampton which will keep Cedric on loan for the remainder of the Premier League season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd according to ESPN, Arsenal are planning to sign Cedric on a free transfer once his contract expires with Southampton at the end of June.The report claims that Arteta has been ‘impressed by Soares’ professionalism and positive impact’ on the squad and the right-back is being lined up with a three-year deal. Advertisement Comment Cedric has not yet made an appearance for Arsenal (Getty Images)Meanwhile, Arsenal are also signing Pablo Mari on a permanent deal.The Gunners paid a £4.5m fee to sign the centre-back on loan from Flamengo in the January transfer window but have now agreed a £14m deal with the Brazilian club over a permanent move.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut despite Mari’s season-ending injury, Arteta insists that has not had an impact on Arsenal’s decision.‘This cannot be affected just because a player gets injured doing his job and defending our club,’ said the Arsenal manager.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal decide to sign Cedric Soares on permanent transfer Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jun 2020 5:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShareslast_img read more

Dembele sent off as Fulham lose in Poland

first_imgWisla Krakow 1 Fulham 0Fulham suffered a Europa League setback in Poland, where Moussa Dembele was controversially sent off.The Whites played for over an hour with 10 men after Dembele was given his marching orders for a reaction to a tangle with Gervasio Nunez that was petulant but probably not worthy of a dismissal.AdChoices广告And Martin Jol’s side were denied a hard-fought draw by a second-half winner from David Briton, whose strike gave Wisla Krakow their first points in Group K.The Polish champions themselves ended the game a man short after Osman Chavez fouled Andrew Johnson with four minutes remaining and received his second yellow card.Johnson had no joy up frontBut Fulham were unable to cancel out Briton’s goal, which came when they were slow to close down the Israeli as he received the ball midway inside their half and he took full advantage, moving towards the edge of the penalty area before belting a shot beyond Whites goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.In a sense, however, the game’s decisive moment came in the 29th minute when Dembele angrily pushed the shoulder of Nunez, who went down clutching his face, prompting Swedish referee Martin Hansson to produce the red card.Dembele was looking dangerous and had Fulham’s best chance of the first half.It was created by Dickson Etutu, who broke from midfield and exchanged passes with Johnson before laying the ball wide to the Belgian, whose weak left-footed shot was comfortably saved by keeper Sergei Pareiko.But Wisla were the better team before the break and Invica Iliev went close to scoring for them on three occasions.His 10th-minute shot deflected off stand-in captain Brede Hangeland and struck the bar, and Schwarzer then dived full stretch to hold onto another effort by the Serbia international.And after Dembele’s tame attempt at the other end, Iliev created a great chance for himself by skipping inside Stephen Kelly only to fire wastefully wide of the near post from eight yards out.Dembele’s exit then forced Fulham into a reshuffle, with Johnson dropping off the front.Manager Jol was already limited in his attacking options, with Bryan Ruiz cup-tied and both Bobby Zamora and Clint Dempsey rested.And 13 minutes into a second half that was delayed because of a floodlight problem, those attacking options were further reduced when Orlando Sa hobbled off with an apparent hamstring strain.Johnson was therefore moved back up front, with midfielder Pajtim Kasami coming off the bench.Yet despite the difficulties they faced, Fulham looked comfortable prior to Briton breaking the deadlock on the hour mark.Shortly after diving to his right to push away captain Cezary Wilk’s 30-yarder, Schwarzer was unable to stop Briton’s fiercely-struck drive hitting the bottom corner of the net.With their lead and numerical advantage, Wisla were content to sit back and defend, and Fulham’s under-strength side rarely looked like finding an equaliser.Fulham’s loss and a 4-1 victory for FC Twente in Odense means the Dutch club are three points clear at the top with three matches to play.Second in the group, with home games against Wisla and Odense and a trip to Twente to follow, Fulham are still in a strong position.But it was nevertheless a frustrating night for Jol’s men and Wisla can count themselves fortunate – not least because Chavez might have been sent off earlier for a crude challenge on Kasami.last_img read more

STS adds Liga Siatkówki to Polish sports portfolio

first_img Share STS has signed a sponsorship agreement with Polska Liga Siatkówki (PLS) which will see the Polish betting operator become the official partner and bookmaker of the league.The deal, which will last four seasons running until 2023, will see STS benefit from an advertising presence throughout the league’s fixtures, with its logo appearing during all matches as well as on LED perimeter boards and on press walls.Furthermore, the agreement also strengthens the firm’s presence in volleyball and Polish sport. Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS, commented: “The agreement between STS and PLS is the next stage in the implementation of the strategy of supporting domestic sport and Polish volleyball. We are currently an official partner of, among others, the Asseco Resovia team, seven Ekstraklasa clubs and the Polish national football team.“As the largest private sponsor of Polish sport, we also support many organisations and players throughout the country. The agreement with Polska Liga Siatkówki is part of the plan of cooperating with the most recognisable sports brands; PlusLiga is definitely such a brand. Our agreement will translate into a number of benefits for STS, the league, and, above all, the fans.”STS has built a reputation as an active sponsor, carrying out many unique projects in cooperation with clubs and fans from all over Poland, such as measuring the loudness of cheering fans and placing the Sport Twoją Szansą Foundation emblem on match shirts. Moreover, proceeds from post-match auctions of these unique match shirts are then donated back to the charity to aid in the care of individuals that the charity is responsible for.Juroszek concluded: “At STS, we have always focused on people who are passionate about sport. This is because they are the ones who create a unique atmosphere during competitions. For this reason, a large part of our cooperation will be activities aimed at volleyball fans.”The agreement will also see the STS logo featured on the league’s website and across its social media platforms. STS is also set to organise activities which will be aimed at clubs and fans, with the bookmaker additionally granted its own pool of tickets which it will in turn distribute to fans of individual teams. Submit Related Articles Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland: Champions lift title as Didier Drogba bows out

first_imgHull City were relegated from the Premier League on Sunday after drawing 0-0 at home to Manchester United on a final day of the season marked by high-profile departures.Hull, beaten FA Cup finalists last season, needed to beat United to stand any chance of staying up, but their failure to do so left them three points adrift of safety.Newcastle United were the only other team at risk of relegation, but they secured their top-flight status with a 2-0 victory at home to West Ham United.Jonas Gutierrez, who returned to action last month after a 17-month battle with testicular cancer, was Newcastle’s saviour, teeing up Moussa Sissoko for a 54th-minute header and scoring with a deflected effort.At Hull, Manchester United were without on-loan striker Radamel Falcao and injured goalkeeper David de Gea, heavily linked with Real Madrid, meaning both may have played their final games for the club.The hosts made an enterprising start and saw Paul McShane and Dame N’Doye have goals ruled out for offside, while United goalkeeper Victor Valdes saved brilliantly from Ahmed Elmohamady. The visitors lost Angel di Maria to injury and saw substitute Marouane Fellaini sent off for an ugly foul on McShane.But home manager Steve Bruce, the former United captain, was unable to engineer a first managerial win over his old employers as Hull sank into the Championship.Steven Gerrard scored in vain on a wretched final appearance for Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers’s side sank to a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City.With Raheem Sterling benched over his contract stand-off with the club, Liverpool conceded five first-half goals, with Mame Biram Diouf scoring twice and Jonathan Walters, Charlie Adam and Steven Nzonzi also on target.Gerrard replied in the second half, to give the visiting fans one last goal before his departure for the Los Angeles Galaxy, but ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch restored Stoke’s five-goal cushion late on. LAMPARD, DROGBA SIGN OFFLiverpool nevertheless qualified for the Europa League alongside Tottenham Hotspur, who won 1-0 at Everton courtesy of Harry Kane’s 21st goal of the league campaign and 31st in all competitions.Gerrard’s former England teammate Frank Lampard also found the net in his final game before leaving England for the United States, but he scored in a winning cause as Manchester City beat Southampton 2-0.The 36-year-old midfielder, who is due to join New York City, converted a cross from James Milner in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, with Sergio Aguero scoring his 26th goal of the campaign in the 88th minute.City’s win condemned Southampton to seventh place, which will yield a Europa League spot if Arsenal beat Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Another departing Premier League stalwart, Didier Drogba, was carried off the pitch by his teammates after injuring himself in the early stages of Chelsea’s 3-1 win at home to Sunderland.At that point, the champions trailed to a 26th-minute Steven Fletcher header, but after Diego Costa, Drogba’s replacement, equalised with a penalty, Loic Remy scored twice in the second half.Arsenal rubber-stamped third place by demolishing West Bromwich Albion 4-1 as Theo Walcott staked a strong claimed for a cup final place with a first-half hat-trick.The England forward, whose season has been disturbed by injuries, scored three times in 33 minutes, with Jack Wilshere also on target. Gareth McAuley replied for West Brom.Villa will go into the cup final on the back of a defeat after a first-half Danny Ings header saw them beaten 1-0 at relegated Burnley. Leicester City celebrated their stunning escape from relegation with a 5-1 romp at home to relegated Queens Park Rangers, who finished the season bottom of the table.In the day’s other game, Crystal Palace beat Swansea City 1-0 courtesy of a 57th-minute goal by Marouane Chamakh.last_img read more

Home Improvement And Energy Efficiency Go Hand In Hand In Olympia

first_imgSubmitted by Northwest Energy TeamGeorge and Martha Dickins asked Brent Foster of Northwest Infrared to inspect their 1970’s inherited home. The education they received helped them prioritize improvements.Spring is when we start thinking seriously about big home improvement projects in Thurston County. As you’re gearing up, take a look at what you can do to make your home more comfortable and your energy bills lower next time the cold weather rolls around.This Thursday, March 21, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Lacey Timberland Library experts on building science, efficient heat sources, and solar power are available to answer your questions on what you can do to make your home more comfortable and your electricity bills lower. This is the Home Efficiency Action Training (HEAT) workshop. It is free and open to the public.Before you begin ripping out walls it’s best to have a plan. You know you want the end result to be a more energy efficient, more comfortable home. How to get there can look like a cluttered path. What you’d like is a little guidance and some expert advice to make your path clearer.  And no sales pitch, if you please, thank you. Right?Marty Hemmann went to the HEAT workshop this January. “My baseboard heaters were noisy. Really noisy! They were inefficient and expensive and we were cold and uncomfortable. We had had enough. I went to the [HEAT] workshop to see what our options were.“I thought I was going to get some information about things people were selling. What I got was an education,” says Hemmann. “There are so many options for improving my home; it was good to be able to have them explained clearly and to get my questions answered.”George and Martha did quite a lot of home improvement projects on their own, with guidance from Brent Foster (Northwest Infrared) and Paul Ivy (Northwest Energy Team).Hemmann chose to have an infrared inspection and blower door test done on his home. He used the test results as a reference and guide while gathering bids for energy efficiency improvements on his home. He took those results to Paul Ivy of Northwest Energy Team, who was also at the HEAT workshop.“I did the proper thing and got three bids. I chose Northwest Energy Team because I knew they were on the same page as I was. Talking to them at the workshop gave me a feel for their approach. That took some of the strain out of the experience. And they are helping me fill out the rebate forms!”Northwest Energy Team used the infrared and blower door report to guide their work on Hemmann’s home. They sealed up the air leaks, including the big ones in the skylights, and installed a ductless heat pump to replace the noisy and costly baseboard heaters.After meeting Brent Foster of Northwest Infrared, George and Martha Dickins decided to have him inspect their inherited 1970’s home. “It had a lot ‘deferred maintenance’ (ie: it needed work),” says Martha. “We knew there were potential problems but we didn’t know where to start and what was most important to deal with.  With Brent it was all about education. He had nothing to sell – he doesn’t work for any product company – so we felt we could trust his advice. He helped us figure out what was worth spending money on and what wasn’t.”The Dickins decided to do all the improvements they can — energy efficient and otherwise – in one fell swoop. Northwest Energy Team put in a ductless heat pump, insulated and sealed off air leaks. “It’s a huge project; we’re stripping the house down to the studs. We got good advice and chose Northwest Energy Team because they respected that advice. And clearly they do good work.”The Dickins’, whose home renovation projects are almost complete, installed a ductless heat pump, insulated, and sealed off air leaks.Matt Cooper went to the HEAT workshop to meet Kirk Haffner of South Sound Solar. “With all the rebates and credits available, we’ve been looking closely at solar,” says Cooper. “I found differing information on the web. A lot of white papers focus on solar performance in California or Germany. I couldn’t find much on solar in Western Washington. I appreciated being able to hear the facts, in person, from Kirk and get them straight.”Haffner says, “We like to do these workshops because it gives folks a chance to really think about how energy efficiency works in a home. We get people calling us to help lower their electricity bills and our response is: first make your home more efficient. Then call us. Yes, solar is the ultimate renewable energy source. However, your home needs to operate a basic level of energy efficiency or you’re not going to get the full benefit of an investment in solar.”For more information, attend the workshop at the Lacey Timberland Library on March 21 at 5:00 pm. Facebook22Tweet0Pin0last_img read more