#Limerick man Ross is finally at peace

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin TAGSClarelimerickmissingRoss Minihanshannon estuary Facebook WhatsApp The late Ross Minihan will be laid to rest this WednesdayROSS Minihan, the 37-year-old Limerick man, who was missing for over three months, “is at peace now”, after his remains were returned to his family following the discovery of his body last week.The remains of Mr Minihan were discovered on the Clare coastline of the Shannon Estuary on Tuesday.37-year-old Ross, a father of two from Rathbane, went missing before Christmas last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Tuesday, the crew of the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard spotted a body on the shoreline near Colmanstown Castle at Labasheeda in County Clare.Rescue 115 crew, who were on a training exercise in the Shannon Estuary near Kilrush raised the alarm and the Kilrush RNLI lifeboat attended the scene while members of the Kilkee unit of the Coast Guard were also mobilised to assist.The remains were removed and later last week were identified as being those of Mr Minihan.Ross, who is survived by his two children Dawn and Darren had been missing from his home since December 17 last.Originally from Sycamore Avenue in Rathbane Ross was living in Sixmilebridge but was last seen in the Rathbane area on December 17.In a post to a facebook memorial page for Ross, his sister Emma posted; “Rest in peace my big brother your at peace now XxX, our hearts are broke we will never ever forget you , it’s like a bad dream but I know your looking down on all of us xxxxx.”Ross will be laid to rest at Mount St Oliver cemetery following requiem mass this Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.He is survived by his parents Michael and Mary, children Dawn and Darren and sisters Tanya and Emma who have collectively thanked the work of all the emergency, search and rescue groups who assisted. Emailcenter_img Previous articleJack knifed truck blocked #Limerick to #Waterford roadNext articleClinic for Great Limerick Run participants this Wednesday #Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News#Limerick man Ross is finally at peaceBy Staff Reporter – April 4, 2016 1325 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Consumer Sentiment Rises for Fourth Straight Month

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Consumer Sentiment Rises for Fourth Straight Month  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Consumer Confidence Consumer Spending Employment GDP Jobs 2014-12-02 Tory Barringer Share Save Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Consumer Spending Employment GDP Jobs Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Consumer sentiment hit yet another post-recession high in November, reflecting increased confidence in personal finances and the labor market heading into the holiday spending season.The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index saw its fourth straight monthly gain last month, climbing to a reading of 88.8. The final index fell in between October’s final value of 86.4 and a mid-month reading of 89.4 and was once again at the highest level since July 2007.The entire gain was concentrated in the survey’s Current Conditions Index, which rose more than four points to 102.7. The Expectations Index was also up, but only modestly at 79.9.According to the group conducting the survey, last month’s gain was due to improved personal finances as well as a more favorable employment outlook stemming from a stronger pace of economic growth.On the topic of recent economic developments, survey respondents cited job gains over all other news items and anticipated further declines during the next year. They also said they expect household incomes to increase 1.1 percent annually, the biggest prediction in six years.The survey’s director, Richard Curtin, said lawmakers will need to work together following November’s midterm results if they want consumer confidence to keep rising.”In the past few years, renewed consumer optimism has been repeatedly thwarted by partisan bickering,” Curtin said, pointing to showdowns over the debt ceiling, the so-called fiscal cliff, and last year’s government shutdown. “The renewed confidence consumers have expressed must be nurtured, not again held hostage to partisan differences.”Based on recent data, Curtin expects consumer spending will make 2015 the best year for the economy since 2005. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Consumer Sentiment Rises for Fourth Straight Month Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 2, 2014 761 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Hutchens Law Firm Attorneys Receive Top Honors Next: Economist Predicts Millennials Will Greatly Increase Presence in Home Market in 2015 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

The lasting lure of logic

first_imgAsk Harvard statistician Joseph K. Blitzstein about chess, probability, logic puzzles, network theory, combinatorics, the novels of George R.R. Martin, and even cats. He’s your man, and you’ll learn something.Harvard seniors think so. This month they voted Blitzstein a “favorite professor” — the fourth senior class in a row to so anoint his kinetic and sweeping introductory course, Statistics 110. He has also won Harvard’s Phi Beta Kappa teaching prize (2009), headlined the first David K. Pickard Memorial Lecture (2010), and won the 2010-2011 Levenson Prize for teaching.The California native is the latest senior professor in Harvard’s small but influential Department of Statistics. (Its graduate students, like Blitzstein, win teaching awards with metronome regularity.) He is also the department’s first professor of the practice, a senior position.Blitzstein will admit that statistics — a subject widely feared and widely required — is “difficult to teach well. Not many people are trained in statistics education, which is still in its infancy.” The science of confounding variables and regression analysis “often turns into this ugly cookbook thing, with ugly formulas,” said Blitzstein. But if it’s taught as a real-world science, with elegant principles, he said, students go beyond fragmentary facts into a world of  “expert knowledge.”Blitzstein has co-taught Stat 303 many times with department chair Xiao-Li Meng. It’s a course required of all first-year Ph.D. statistics students. The intention is to make young scholars good teachers and communicators in general, and to remind them that teaching and research are interwoven. To impart the fundamentals of statistics, a graduate student has to have a grasp of more than formulas. They practice-teach, said Blitzstein, and “Xiao-Li and I ask very hard questions.”When news of his appointment arrived earlier this year, Blitzstein would have celebrated, he said, “but I have too much work to do.” This semester, he is teaching three courses: Stat 110 with 280 students (it had 80 registrants when he took over in 2006); Stat 210, a Ph.D.-level probability course with 54 students; and a graduate seminar on reading landmark statistician and geneticist Ronald A. Fisher (1890-1962) in the original, right back to journals from the 1920s. “You can see all the brilliance there,” said Blitzstein. Then there are this semester’s advisement obligations. He oversees four Ph.D. dissertations and two undergraduate theses, and co-advises 50 undergraduate concentrators — many of them drawn in by Stat 110.But nothing these days matches the stress of his last and sixth year as a mathematics Ph.D. student at Stanford University. “I was desperately trying to finish my thesis, look for jobs, and teach,” said Blitzstein. “In my life, I’ve been pretty lucky — I don’t get stressed out. But the stress was really getting to me.” To wind down every night, he gave himself 30 minutes to read from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series — mystical, dark novels set in a Middle Ages that never was. Despite the brooding subject matter, he said, “I started having very sweet dreams.”The sweetest of them for young Blitzstein came in March 2006, in the form of a late-night phone call from Meng. Did he want a job at Harvard? “It was incredibly exciting news,” he said, and it took him quickly from a lifetime in California to a fresh start in New England. “I made three simultaneous life transitions,” said Blitzstein: moving from west to east; moving from student to faculty; and moving from mathematics to statistics. “I’ve really engaged all three of them.Of the first, he said: No California house ever needed heat, but it could get cold. “Here,” said a cheerful Blitzstein, “there is always heat.” Of the last, he said that statistics satisfied an urge he acquired as a graduate student in mathematics to engage the world in practical ways, beyond pure numbers. As an undergraduate at the California Institute of Technology, Blitzstein considered a career in astronomy and physics before settling on mathematics.  He admired the “brilliant, intuitive arguments” physicists made, but “felt more comfortable with things I could prove.”At Stanford, Blitzstein discovered the world of probability theory, an interface between mathematics and statistics and one way a mathematician can address real-world problems. He was helped by Ph.D. adviser Persi Diaconis, a magician-turned-scholar famous for proving theorems about card shuffling and coin flips.Blitzstein specializes in the statistics of networks, developing models and methods for studying vastly complicated “natural” patterns of interdependency and connection at the heart of social networks, ecology, biology, information systems, and even disease patterns. Social scientists and others are confronted with masses of data, said Blitzstein, but so far there is “little statistical theory” about how to analyze it.Is there life outside Harvard? “I have cats,” said Blitzstein, as if that answered everything. His website — illustrated by M.C. Escher drawings, formulas, and diagrams — includes the sentiment, “Books, cats. Life is sweet.”last_img read more

Girls in Zimbabwe oppose early marriage

first_imgZimbabwe Teens opposed to early marriagesData published last year indicates one third of girls in Zimbabwe marry before their 18th birthday and five percent before they turn 15.However, the Zimbabwean government is now stepping up efforts to protect the rights of the girl child, to shield them from early marriages.Poverty is said to be a key driving factor sustaining child marriages in Zimbabwe.Parents often marry girls off, to pass on the burden of caring for them to their suitors.Bride price payments from the would be husbands offers a further incentive.Some communities also see child marriage as a way of protecting girls from experimenting with premarital sex.Dananai Chipuza a former carnival queen in zimbabwe thinks the law is a disadvantage to most girls.She says ”so many girls have great potential and it seems as if our elders at some point they are not realizing the potential. Instead they see them potential wealth makers because they are marrying them off so they can trying to eradicate poverty, which is not true”.The government is now working hard to educate  the local communities on the disadvantages that come with child marriages.Child marriages are known to deprive girls of education and opportunities.They also jeopardize their health and increase the risks of exploitation, sexual violence, domestic abuse and death or serious injury in childbirth.Its being hoped the government will enact and enforce national laws that raise the age of marriage to 18, for both girls and boys.last_img read more

It’s unfortunate to lose in World Cup final: Subhadeep Ghosh

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: He is happy the way Indian team played in the entire competition of the Women T20 World Cup but Subhadeep Ghosh, the fielding coach of the team, is little bit upset too. The reason is very simple: Indian women team narrowly missed the cup.India dominated the entire competition and reached the sumit clash without losing a single game. However girls in blue lost the final to host Australia.Sharing his experience with The Sentinel over telephone about the recently concluded Women T20 Wold Cup Subhadeep said, “It was a very good competition for us and the team really played solid cricket throughout the meet. It’s unfortunate that we lost the final at the iconic MCG which witnessed 80,000 plus crowd on that particular day.”Sharing his experience with Indian Women Cricket team the former first class cricketer said, “It’s a nice experience. We have a great team with mix of youth and experience. Shafali Verma, the young opener of our team, is very talented cricketer and she played a crucial role to take India into the final. Shafali is only 16 and the way she played in the mega event was brilliant. Our batting and spin attack is one of the best in the world. Girls are also very serious about their fitness. But I admit we need little more improvement on that area.”Meanwhile although cricket has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic right now, Subhadeep today advised the State cricketers to keep focus on their fitness during their stay at home. “There are many ways to keep fit yourself without going gym or at the ground. You can do shadow practice or different agility drills on the terrace or even in drawing room and I feel cricketers must do it to keep themselves fit,” said KKR’s last season fielding coach.Also Read: Former cricketer Subhadeep Ghosh appointed fielding coach for Indian women’s cricket teamAlso Watch: Sale of vitamins and other nutritional products rise due to coronavirus scarelast_img read more

Kelowna big winners at the Nelson Midget Rep Tournament

first_imgOther teams entered included Grand Forks, Spokane and Castlegar. Kelowna came away the big winner at the Nelson Midget Rep Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Central Okanagan squad defeated South Okanagan in the tourney final.Host Nelson Midget Reps had a solid weekend, but lost a heartbreaker Sunday morning to South Okanagan squad.last_img

Nelson Minor Hockey concludes season with award ceremony

first_imgMike Hurley won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Vince Vulcano took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Max Spielman won the Profile Photographic award while Dylan Mowery, Alex Laing, Jaden Bennett, Spencer Szabo and Denomie Fisher were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award.Medal of Achievement awards went to Joe Davidson, Matthew Erickson and Kaleb Percivalin Atom A; Dylan Ewen, Arjun Bhabra and Levi Mint in Atom B1; and Ravi Agmon, Dylan Moynes and Nikko Lazier in Atom B2.In Peewee, Charles Curiston, Cody Barnes and Shayla Elias won in the Peewee Reps and Jack Centrone, Blair Sookro and Josh Marsden in Peewee House.In Bantam Division, Kyle Patton, Ryan MacDonald and Jackson Herridge won medals in Bantam Rep and Josh Schacher, Blake Markin-Hellekson and Keanu Tromans in Bantam House.In Midget Division, Lincoln Rosenblood, Ben Kelsch and Greg Markholm in Midget Rep and Lucas Raugust, Breanna Tate and Will Tucker in Midget House.Keegan Paterson, Morgan Flynn and Lindsay Swanson received medals in Kootenay Wildcats team.The evening also saluted the Nelson Atom A for winning the Atom A won the West Kootenay Banner. Nelson Minor Hockey wrapped up another successful campaign on the ice with the annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.The evening was led by former NHLer Mike Laughton.The Nelson product saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.Some of the award winners included Noah Quinn winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Amran Bhabra taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.Other awards included, Ava Young winning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Tyler Bayoff the Walter Clarkson memorial, Jaden Dyck the Alf Baker award; Matthew Jones the Marc Severyn memorial; Kobe Nishida the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Brandon Jmayoff the R.C. Wright memorial; Brodie Herridge the Barry Geist trophy; Morgan Flynn of the Kootenay Wildcats taking home the Brian Naka memorial; and Matthew Brind’Amour; Daniella Hanson, the Baker Street Esso Award and Kylie Thielker the top officials and the Sarge Sammartino award.last_img read more