Simon Harris: “Who can do the most? It’s You and it’s…

first_imgPrint Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Previous articleJohn Cregan: “Our volunteers and their clubs have a great capacity to respond in times of difficulty”Next articleLimerick Post Show | March 27, 2020 Meghann Scully TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSimon Harris Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Facebook LimerickNewsSimon Harris: “Who can do the most? It’s You and it’s your family”By Meghann Scully – March 27, 2020 333 Simon Harris spoke to RTE news2day SIMON Harris has been answering questions for children surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.In the interview with RTÉ news2day, the Minister, addressed topics such as hand washing, keeping distance and staying at home while answering questions sent in via video from kids across Ireland:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

Saint Mary‘s professor publishes memoir of undergraduate years at Notre Dame

first_imgDepartment chair of humanistic studies Phil Hicks recently published a book entitled, “Old Notre Dame: Paul Fenlon, Sorin Hall & Me,” about a professor he became friends with when he was a history major at Notre Dame. “[It’s] a memoir of my undergraduate days when I befriended an 80-year-old professor who had lived in my dorm for 60 years,” Hicks said. “I wrote down everything he did and said — campus stories going back to 1915 — and helped him survive as the very last of the ‘bachelor dons,’” Hicks said. Hicks emphasized the importance of loyalty in his book, and he also discussed the uniqueness of friendships between the young and old. “One of its messages is that generations can be bridged in friendship more easily than we might think,” Hicks said. “The book also honors the value of history and tradition and of loyalty to institutions — in this case, Paul Fenlon’s loyalty to Notre Dame, Sorin Hall and the Catholic Church.“Hicks said he felt motivated to write about his professor because he was deeply involved in Notre Dame for decades. “Paul Fenlon had been a student at Notre Dame, a faculty member and a retiree, all the while living in Sorin Hall, and yet when I met him as a freshman in 1976, he seemed under-appreciated by the campus community, especially by my fellow Sorinites,” Hicks said.Even as a student, Hicks knew Fenlon’s story needed to be told. “I wanted to make a record of those stories and of Paul Fenlon’s daily life, because somehow I had become obsessed with the history of Sorin Hall, and I was convinced there was an audience for this material,” he said.For Hicks, writing this book wasn’t just about the history of the University and a narrative of Fenlon’s life. This book was deeply personal, as Hicks dug into parts of his own life as well.“Trying to set down on paper my own emotional response to his death was also hard to do because I’d never written anything so personal before,” he said.Writing this book took him around 44 years to finish, but the base of all of it was from his years as a student when he engaged directly with Fenlon. “By the spring semester, I was visiting him nearly every day, completely enchanted by his storytelling, and by the time I was a senior I had written a couple hundred pages on everything he did and said,“ Hicks said.Hicks elaborated on why, after all these years, he decided to write this book instead of donating his writings to the University Archives. “Originally, I thought I would just hand it over to the University Archives as a record of my undergraduate days,” Hicks said, “But it was so messy that I had to transcribe it first, and in so doing I recognized it made no sense without lots of explanatory context.” Once he decided that he wanted to turn his writings into a book, it took a few more years to find balance between writing, family time and work.“During the semester, I’m preoccupied with classes and departmental activities, so that leaves mainly summers and occasional sabbaticals for research,” Hicks said. “Don’t forget that my wife and four children are a priority for me, too. I don’t know if you could call my life a balanced one or not, because between family and work, I don’t have much of a social life.”Writing while raising a family and working a job was time consuming, but he was still able to publish his book. “It took about five years writing in my spare time to produce a good draft, then a few more years to get feedback on it, find a publisher and make final revisions.”Hicks hopes the book will resonate with many members of the Notre Dame community.“[The] book deals with so many facets of the school — the sports teams, dorm life, the professors and administration, the Holy Cross priests — that anyone with an interest in Notre Dame should enjoy it, whether they are current students, alums from the 1950s or just fans of the school,” Hicks said.Tags: department of humanistic studies, memoir, saint mary’slast_img read more

FA fines Hammers

first_img “We would also like to remind all fans attending the match at White Hart Lane that they will be acting as ambassadors for West Ham United and their behaviour should reflect the values and standards of our club. “Working with the Metropolitan Police, the Club will continue to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards any form of discriminatory behaviour and any fan found to be acting inappropriately – including racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic behaviour – will be punished to the full extent of the law and banned from attending matches. “We are rightly proud of our world-famous support home and away and we look forward to the famous “claret and blue army” once again getting behind the team with all their heart and showing the world that following the Hammers means supporting with pride, passion and respect.” Press Association The incident in question occurred after referee Craig Pawson sent off Hammers goalkeeper Adrian just after the hour mark for handling the ball outside of his penalty area. Although the Spaniard’s red card was later overturned on appeal, the FA has announced the club have been punished for the players’ reaction. West Ham have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players in the recent draw at Southampton. “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, West Ham United have been fined £30,000 after the club admitted an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” a statement on the FA’s official website read. “The charge was in relation to an incident which occurred in or around the 61st minute of the game against Southampton on 11 February 2015.” Adrian’s dismissal saw West Ham play with 10 men for the remaining half an hour at St Mary’s – with Sam Allardyce’s side able to hold on for a 0-0 stalemate. Allardyce confirmed immediately after the game that they would appeal the red card and, whilst that proved to be successful, the club have now been hit with a fine for the separate charge. It is the second time this season the Hammers have been punished for failure to control their players following an incident in a 2-1 defeat at Everton which saw both clubs handed the same charge. With a derby against local rivals Tottenham on Sunday, West Ham co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have issued a letter to fans asking for their behaviour to remain exemplary at White Hart Lane. Previous matches between the two sides have been tarnished by anti-Semitic chants from a minority of West Ham supporters, with Gold and Sullivan calling for travelling fans to be at their best this weekend. “Sam and the team have been working hard on the training pitch this week to put last week’s wrongs right and Sunday’s game offers an exciting opportunity for us to bounce back (from defeat at West Brom),” they said in a statement on West Ham’s website. last_img read more

Clippers can’t beat depleted Heat, have nine-game home winning streak snapped

first_img“We just got our (butt) kicked,” Williams said. “We didn’t play hard for four quarters.”To add insult to the situation, Rivers was called for a pair of technical fouls within 15 seconds in the fourth quarter and was ejected. He seemed shocked by the second technical and left the floor with a shrug and 7:17 on the clock. Assistant Coach Rex Kalamian took over on the sideline.“I can’t explain them,” Rivers said. “I was saying (the call) was awful. I didn’t know you get a (technical) foul when the official is on the other side of the floor.“But listen,” he added, “we played poorly.”The Heat shot 43.5 percent from the floor and finished 13 for 39 from 3-point range. The Clippers made only 37.1 percent of their shots and went 7 for 29 from deep.“This is a bad loss for us,” said Tobias Harris, who led the Clippers with 20 points on 8-19 shooting. “They stumped us with the zone and we were unable to make shots or get stops.”Harris also picked up his second technical foul in as many games, this time for signaling for a replay following a Bam Adebayo tip-in.“We’ve got to keep our composure,” he said. “It was rough, three (technical) fouls. We were frustrated and they blew the whistles.”The Heat controlled the first half, building a lead as large as 13 by shooting 9 for 22 from deep (four of those 3s belonged to Wade) and 22 of 24 from the free-throw line.The Clippers, meanwhile, made only four of their 17 3-point attempts in the first half, though they did convert 18 of their 20 free-throw looks.Not everything fell in Miami’s favor early. Already without Josh Richardson — who was a game-time scratch due to right shoulder impingement — as well as Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters, the Heat lost Johnson with about five minutes left in the first quarter.Johnson suffered a left hip contusion, the team said. Although X-rays were negative, he did not return, leaving Miami with eight active players. Johnson had eight points in his first start this season before he went out.The Clippers got back in it with a 25-15 run to close the second quarter, including Harris hammering home an authoritative dunk — and drawing a foul — off a quick pass from Beverley off an inbound play with 1:37 to go. Harris celebrated with Montrezl Harrell-esque emotion, hollering and clenching his fists before making the free throw to draw the Clippers to to 58-55.A Williams lay-in and free throw followed by an Avery Bradley layup and the Clippers were up 60-58, which represented their first lead since they were up 6-5.A couple more 3-pointers by Wade (and a free throw by Derrick Jones Jr.) gave the visitors the halftime advantage, 65-62.The Clippers pulled even again in the third quarter on a Harris jumper that tied it 85-85. A 3-pointer from Mike Scott made it 88-85, but Miami recovered and took a 91-90 lead into the final quarter.“Usually we bring intensity, energy, defense and we didn’t bring these three things tonight,” said forward Danilo Gallinari, who finished 12 points and 10 rebounds. “These three things are our DNA; if we don’t bring it every night, we can lose every game.” PreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward James Johnson, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, of Serbia, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, right, of Italy, shoots as Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 121-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, passes the ball from the floor as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem tires to get it during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander go after a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, right, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, shoots as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Heat forward James Johnson, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic, of Serbia, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, drives past Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, dunks as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — It figured to be a game of attrition. The home team with one of the NBA’s best benches would, eventually, have the upper hand on the team with only nine — actually, after the Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson first-quarter hip injury — eight players available.But with chants of “Let’s Go Heat” emanating from the Staples Center crowd, Miami wouldn’t go away and, confounded by a zone defense, the Clippers failed to find a rhythm and floundered.Against an Eastern Conference foe on the second game of a back-to-back, the Clippers missed 3-pointers, gave up 3s, got out-hustled, outrebounded and then unraveled all the way in the fourth quarter.And they lost — 121-98 — falling for the third time in four games and for just the second time at home this season, snapping a nine-game Staples Center winning streak. “There were so many fundamental breakdowns tonight that will never allow you to win the game,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “If we don’t come and play with great intensity and play hard, we’re not like some of the other teams. They can still win, (but) we’re just not one of those teams. For us, our energy and how we play is part of what we have to do to win. And we just didn’t do that tonight.”Dwyane Wade delivered for his vocal contingent of fans in his final visit to play the Clippers before he retires (the Lakers host the Heat on Monday, Wade’s last scheduled stop in L.A.)He became the 15th active player to play 1,000 regular-season games, and commemorated the occasion by scoring a game-high 25 points, shooting 5 for 10 from deep.“He’s still Dwyane Wade,” said Lou Williams, the Clippers reserve guard who had 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting. “Kobe (Bryant) had 60 in his last game. These guys have super powers, bro. You like to see it on TV, but they’re gonna get you sometimes.”The Clippers (16-9) appeared flat and out of sync for most of the game, especially in the final quarter, when the Heat (11-14) outscored them, 30-8 — after going on a 21-2 run to start the quarter.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more