LimerickNewsIrish Women in Harmony are looking for girls to sing on Christmas singleBy Meghann Scully – September 22, 2020 297 Facebook Linkedin TAGSIrish Women In HarmonyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleLet’s Go Bats – Limerick’s Lesser Horseshoe BatsNext articleBualadh Bos Children’s Festival is back Meghann Scully Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Dreams’ – the debut single by Irish Women In Harmony – has been one of the feel-good, positive energy stories to emerge from the summer of lockdown in Ireland.This heartfelt rendering of the old Cranberries classic has raised money and awareness for the Safe Ireland charity, an organisation that provides support for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Since it’s June debut, ‘Dreams’ has grown into a bona fide airplay and streaming hit, a campaign rounded off with a sublime, socially-distanced performance on the first show of the returning Late Late Show earlier this month.Link to view – https://youtu.be/oT8XyXaIvZIThrilled by the reception and success for ‘Dreams’, Irish Women In Harmony are now making plans to release an exciting new Christmas single, and are looking for twelve talented girls, aged twelve years and under, to join them as a tween choir for the recording.IWIH Harmonizer-In-Chief RuthAnne Cunningham says: “Irish Women In Harmony is all about inspiring young Irish girls to get into music and dream big.“When I was younger I always wanted to sing at any opportunity I got, so we’d like to give 12 x 12s-and-under the chance to sing with us on our Christmas project. And we are so excited to hear your submissions.” she said.If you think you have what it takes to be one of the 12 x 12-and-under tween choir and join Irish Women In Harmony, please submit a 30-second video clip of you singing ‘Dreams’ to [email protected] or post/dm your video on Instagram tagging @irishwomeninharmony and the hashtag #IWIHSearchPlease make sure you have the permission of a parent or guardian before you submit your entry.The deadline for entries is midnight on Wednesday 30th September.The twelve winners will be selected by RuthAnne and members of the Irish Women In Harmony project. In line with current government guidelines, all COVID social-distancing measures will be observed for the recording. WhatsApp Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Jerry Garcia would be turning 76 years old on August 1st. His birthday is more worthy of celebration than ever, so, on August 17th and 18th, the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band will get together for two nights in Vail. Following last year’s 75th birthday celebration at Red Rocks, the tradition will continue with longtime Jerry Garcia Band members Melvin Seals, Jacklyn LaBranch, and Gloria Jones with their musical co-conspirators and friends, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic).Returning to under the stars in Colorado, the Jerry Garcia Birthday celebration will take place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a spectacular outdoor venue with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. The special two-night birthday run also coincides with the annual Colorado Classic, a circuit race for elite cyclists.A limited number of two-day and single day tickets will be available via the Jerry Garcia Fan Ticketing page beginning at 8 a.m. MT on Monday, June 4th. An Enhanced Experience option, which includes a pre-show gathering, photo with members of the Garcia Family, and a limited-edition screen print by Status Serigraph, will also be available. General on-sale begins at 10 a.m. MT on Friday, June 8th, via AXS.com. For more information, head to the event’s website.
OceanGate, a provider of manned submersible services has elected Dianna Raedle, CEO and founder of Deer Isle Group to serve on its board of directors“We are pleased to welcome Dianna to our board,” notes Stockton Rush, OceanGate chairman and CEO. “Dianna brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas key to advancing OceanGate’s mission of opening the oceans to manned submersible exploration and research. Her diverse background and understanding of global markets will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow and pursue a growing number of strategic opportunities.”Raedle founded Deer Isle Group, a New York City investment advisory firm, specializing in growth strategies and complex capital solutions with a focus on global markets, emerging markets, with a specialty in advising CEO’s and companies in the financial services, asset management, innovation and technology, real assets, real estate and oil and gas industries. Since founding in 2007 Deer Isle Group has raised over $5 billion in capital through its SEC regulated broker dealer.“I am excited to be part of the OceanGate board” says Dianna Raedle, “I believe that privately-owned manned submersibles capable of reaching depths as great as 4000 meters is a game changer in terms of opening the oceans – one of the last great global unknowns, for human visitation, exploration and potential habitation.”OceanGate recently completed construction of Cyclops 2, a manned-submersible capable of reaching depths as great as 4,000 meters, and the first of its kind that is not government owned. Cyclops 2 is a research class vessel used to conduct undersea missions such as site inspections, environmental assessments, equipment testing, sonar mapping and data collection. In June 2018, Cyclops 2 will be used to conduct the first manned submersible to the RMS Titanic wreck site and debris field since 2005.
The Latest: X Games cancels stop in Minneapolis due to virus April 24, 2020 Rebel Converting, which manufactures hospital-grade disinfectant wipes, is making and donating the masks. ___The U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior have been canceled. That makes six USGA championships that have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The U.S. Junior Amateur was to be played July 20-25 at Hazeltine National outside Minneapolis. The U.S. Girls’ Junior was scheduled for July 13-18 in Colorado Springs, Colo.The USGA says it wouldn’t be able to hold qualifying for its two premier junior championships because of health guidelines. State associations were to hold 100 qualifying events in 41 states between May and July. Edmonton’s triathlon, scheduled for Aug. 17-23, was the grand final to a seven-race world series, of which the previous six have all been postponed.World Triathlon said it was trying to organize new dates for some of those races. ___The rest of the Dutch soccer league has been canceled and leading team Ajax won’t be declared the champion.The Eredivisie is the first top-tier European league to end its season prematurely because of the coronavirus crisis. Belgium could ratify an end to its season on Monday. The organization said last month it would pay part-time and hourly employees through the end of the regular season after leagues announced the suspension of their seasons.“We could not be prouder of how our company and employees have come together to provide relief and support to the many in need,” chairman Stan Kroenke and vice-chairman Josh Kroenke said in a joint statement Friday.The Kroenkes thanked their full-time staff for “continuing to adapt” through this tumultuous time. They added that “while tough decisions lie ahead for all businesses worldwide, we will continue to do everything in our power to support the well-being of our entire staff.”___The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has canceled remaining winter championships and spring sports for the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, the X Games postponed a winter event stop in Chongli, China, scheduled for February and canceled an installment in Shanghai in May.The action-sports event in Minneapolis was to be the fourth and final go-around in the city. The deal was originally for 2017 and ’18, but two more years were added after a successful first year.X Games vice president Tim Reed praised Minneapolis for its hosting of the event.The X Games plans to bring regular and original programming through the World of X Games TV series and on digital and social channels. They will kick off an event called “Real Street” in May. It’s an all-video, all-street skateboarding competition shown on XGames.com.___ Lloris says “there’s so much at stake financially for clubs … But above all of that there is health.”Lloris plays for Tottenham in the Premier League. The team has nine matches remaining this season.Lloris says in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper that “if we have to finish the league without fans then we will.”But the World Cup champion adds that “soccer remains totally secondary given the current situation.”___ The president of the French soccer federation wants the season to restart with the two domestic cup finals followed by remaining league games.France is on lockdown until May 11 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The league is scheduled to restart on June 17 if the government allows it.French soccer federation president Noël Le Graët says he hopes “to resume the season and try to go to the end.”His new proposal is that the French Cup final be played either on June 13 or 20 with the League Cup final three days later and then the 10 league games.Le Graët says “this proposal wasn’t challenged.” “Given that juniors in most parts of the country are not physically attending school at this time, we did not feel comfortable asking them to compete in qualifying events,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s senior managing director of championships.Meanwhile, qualifying for six other amateur events — including the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur — have been delayed until May 18.___Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment established a COVID-19 relief fund for its employees and donated $500,000. The organization hopes the fund will soon top $1 million.KSE formed a committee to review the requests to offer financial assistance. The Milwaukee Bucks arena will serve as a distribution site for 2½ million non-surgical face masks. The Bucks opened Fiserv Forum to speed up the delivery of masks to the community. The distribution is part of MaskUpMKE, a local initiative.Healthy individuals are invited to sign up for a volunteer shift and pick up a box of face-covering kits at the Fiserv Forum’s loading dock, starting Saturday. Kits contain instructions and materials to quickly make 700 face masks. Volunteers then can return the boxes to Fiserv Forum.Volunteers will answer questions to ensure they’re not exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.After a 72-hour quarantine period, the face coverings will be distributed under the guidance of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity also will assist in the distribution of the masks to those most at risk of contacting the coronavirus. The league, heading into its eighth season, was scheduled to start play on April 18. The nine teams had started opening training camps when the season was postponed on March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak.All NWSL training facilities are closed except for medical treatments that cannot be performed at home.The league said when play is resumed there will be an appropriate training period before matches are played.Triathlon’s world series grand final in Edmonton in August has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision was inevitable after Alberta’s chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, extended the provincial ban on all gatherings of more than 15 people through summer. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A Summer X Games stop in Minneapolis scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo expects there to be a 2020 major league season.Baseball has been on hold since last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, right along with most sports and other aspects of everyday life.Rizzo said on a conference call Friday: “I’m optimistic, as is the commissioner, that we’ll have baseball in 2020. I’m upbeat about that. The most important thing is to do it in the right way and the safest manner we can. But I believe that we will have baseball.”The GM said the owners of the World Series champions have committed to giving Nationals employees full salary and benefits through the end of May.___ Federation president Fritz Keller says “it is extremely unfortunate that in all likelihood this special game will have to take place in a stadium without spectators.”There are also no dates for the postponed semifinals. They were originally scheduled to be played earlier this week with champion Bayern Munich hosting Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth-division club Saarbrücken welcoming Bayer Leverkusen.___France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says resuming soccer leagues should not come at the expense of people’s health amid the coronavirus pandemic.Talks are ongoing in leagues around the world as to when the season can restart. South Korea’s K-League will kick off on May 8 in empty stadiums. The Bundesliga in Germany is discussing playing again on May 9. The NCHSAA announced the move Friday. That followed the announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper that public schools in the state would remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the school year.The NCHSAA had previously suspended sports through at least May 18, including the men’s and women’s basketball state championship games originally set for March 14. The organization’s board of directors will discuss finalizing the basketball playoff results, summer policies and eligibility concerns for the fall next week.Commissioner Que Tucker said it was a statement the group “had hoped we would not have to make.” But it followed guidelines from Cooper’s office, the Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education.___The National Women’s Soccer League says it is extending the team training moratorium through May 15. ___The International Olympic Committee is allocating more than $25 million to cover extra athlete and team costs related to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games.The IOC says an extra $15 million will go to a program helping 1,600 athletes from 185 less well-funded countries prepare for the games in 2021.More than $10 million is available for national Olympic bodies to cover additional operational costs such as travel and accommodation for officials.The money is being awarded through the Olympic Solidarity program. The program aims to help all 206 national Olympic teams and the refugee team send athletes to the games. Ajax was level on points with second-placed AZ Alkmaar but ahead on goal difference when the league was suspended last month. The Dutch soccer federation, known as the KNVB, says Ajax is considered to be on top of the final standings but won’t be awarded a 35th national title.The KNVB adds it will allocate Champions League and Europa League spots by the current standings.Among the clubs to lose out is Utrecht, which was sixth, three points behind fifth-placed Willem II, which occupies the last Europa League spot. However, Utrecht had played one game less and had superior goal difference. There will be no promotion or relegation. ___ The FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the soccer body has a duty “to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs.”FIFA previously said it will make substantial sums from its $2.7 billion reserves available in an emergency fund.___The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans.The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season. ___FIFA says advance payments of $500,000 are being sent to member associations to cover running costs during the coronavirus pandemic.Each of the 211 member associations is entitled to $6 million from FIFA spread over the four-year World Cup cycle.FIFA says the next installment due in July will now be paid in the coming days along with other payments due from last year.FIFA is easing some criteria required before being paid but the money is still subject to audit checks. 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Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 An emergency meeting held by Spain’s Council of Ministers has fast-tracked measures of the government’s approved Royal Decree on advertising.Yesterday, Spanish ministers approved a raft of temporary ‘social shield’ provisions aimed at protecting citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has ravaged the country’s healthcare networks.The Spanish government has implemented the strictest lockdown, social distancing and isolation measures for Europe’s second hardest-hit nation, which has reported 95,000 COVID-19 cases and 8,300 related deaths to date.Sanctioning temporary measures, Spain’s Council will fast-track the Royal Decree’s order enforcing that gambling advertising can only be displayed during a ‘four-hour window’ scheduled from 1-5 am across all Spanish communities.Spain’s Council had approved all conditions of the Royal Decree last February, voting its measures into federal law.Nevertheless, the government had promised gambling incumbents that its advertising enforcement would not be implemented until the start of a new football season in August, allowing operators a grace period in which to fulfil existing media contracts.The temporary measures are expected to be officially sanctioned today, with the publication of the government’s state gazette.Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry, which acts as the governing department for gambling regulatory development, has underlined its support for fast-tracking measures by stating that community organisations had recorded an increase in problem gambling cases since the confinement period began. StumbleUpon Share Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit
Special ceremonies are being planned by the Jamaican High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), to recognise UK-born persons of Jamaican heritage, who take up Jamaican citizenship. High Commissioner to the UK, Her Excellency Aloun N’dombet Assamba, said the Mission has been encouraging the second, third and fourth generation UK-born Jamaicans to recognise their “Jamaicaness”. The ceremonies, she said, would also strengthen the bonds with the next generation of UK-born Jamaicans. Mrs. N’dombet Assamba was speaking on Saturday, February 2, at a meeting of UK-based Jamaican community members and business leaders, at the High Commission, where activities for 2013 were outlined. “We have also been encouraging UK-Jamaicans to apply, once they are able to prove that their parents are Jamaicans,” the High Commissioner said. The High Commission receives up to 15 citizenship applications each week, and Mrs. N’dombet Assamba told the meeting that the proposed ceremonies will be a special recognition for those who go through the process. “We have the certificates and I feel that although we don’t have it (the ceremony) formally as part of the process, the recognition is important. We have decided that at least twice a year, we are going to have a recognition ceremony at which those people who become citizens will be acknowledged,” she added. Mrs. N’dombet Assamba told the meeting that other planned events include a Bob Marley Tribute in February; a series of meetings by the National Land Agency in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham in May; an Independence Church Service on August 3 at Southwark Cathedral; and a Cultural Evening in October, showcasing literary arts.The High Commissioner also encouraged community members to nominate persons in the UK for Jamaican National Honours.