Previous articleLawyer invokes Costa Rican precedent for Irish neutralityNext articleTalk of separation Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Twitter Facebook Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Cllr Maurice QuinlivanSINN Féin Limerick City North councillor Maurice Quinlivan has been selected as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming general election.Cllr Quinlivan was selected at an uncontested convention at the Absolute Hotel in the city this Thursday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking following his selection, Cllr Quinlivan said, “I am proud to be selected by my party colleagues to contest the general election on behalf of Sinn Féin.”“The people of Limerick City will have a clear choice between the failed politics of the establishment parties and the progressive alternative offered by Sinn Féin. There is an ever growing appetite in this city for a serious political change that will deliver for ordinary people. I want to go to the Dáil to fight for the fair recovery that Limerick deserves,” said Cllr Quinlivan. TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanfeaturedlimerickSinn Fein Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsQuinlivan selected as Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Limerick CityBy Alan Jacques – February 20, 2015 790
Although laws are created to form a more just society, Martin Luther King Jr. demonstrated that laws themselves can be unjust, according to Fr. Dominic Legge, an instructor in systematic theology at the Dominican House of Studies.“Sometimes it is possible that the positive law makes something legal that should be illegal. It certainly happened in totalitarian states like Nazi Germany, but it also has happened in the United States in the 1960s. Even a democratic society can create an ‘illegal’ law,” Legge said. “It was actually illegal to help fellow Jews in Nazi Germany, but would we not have helped these oppressed?”Legge spoke Monday afternoon on “Martin Luther King Jr. and the Question of ‘Illegal Laws’: Civil Law Justice, and Morality,” an event sponsored by the Constitutional Studies Department and the Tocqueville Program for Inquiry into Religion and Public Life. “Part of Dr. King’s argument concerns … the relationship between justice and the dignity of the human person. Because of the people we are, we have dignity and claims to this dignity that other people should respect,” Legge said. According to Legge, Dr. King argued individuals cannot appeal to the opinion of the masses to determine if a law is just. “His argument is that discrimination goes against this dignity, and this is his basis for arguing that racial segregation is unjust,” he said. “He appeals to the basic truth of what human beings are, and no law can go against that basic human dignity.”Legge focused on the fact that racial segregation was never actually illegal, according to the Constitution or even local law. For examples of this reality, Legge said one can look at some Supreme Court decisions in which even the highest court has gotten it wrong. “Think, for example, of the Dred Scott decision, or the 1944 case in which the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese citizens without a trial. In King’s own day, this is a very poignant question,” he said. Supplementally, Legge contended that King argued for the natural moral law, without the bounds of a higher lawgiver. “He does not appeal to a higher law-giver like God, which is a really important point. It’s not because God gave us Ten Commandments, it’s because there’s a sort of moral ordering to this world,” he said. “Both law and justice are concerned with the basic good of the human person.”Legge said the more important argument was about not violating basic moral law. “Moral theology is about what’s good for the human person, and that means that our laws should be framed with what the human person is. No positive law ever has the right to make those things illegal,” Legge said. “There is no law that can be abstracted from moral understanding.”Fundamentally, Legge said, we need to seek what is good for the entirety of society. “There are some things about the kinds of beings we are that lead us to flourish, and some things that really hurt who we are, so we need to find what is good to help us to flourish,” he said. “There are also some things that are fundamental to who we are, and they belong to a higher level.” Legge also spoke on the justification of civil disobedience, particularly in King’s case. “When you have this kind of systematic injustice … civil disobedience is a way to address this issue, and if you do this, then you’re appealing to this sort of higher justice,” he said. “And when is that justified, I mean, we could go on and disagree, but I think that we can agree that this was grave injustice and civil disobedience was in fact justified.” Legge emphasized the importance of celebrating this holiday. “It’s right for us to celebrate MLK on this day, and we are right to be proud of his legacy. … It’s a shining episode in our history,” Legge said. Tags: Constitutional Studies, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, MLK Day, natural law
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Michael West for the Sydney Morning Herald:Peabody is destined to become a test case for who gets left high-and-dry in the aftermath of a foreign-controlled corporate collapse. Should it succumb to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, the ramifications here for the coal sector; for workers, creditors, local communities and mine rehabilitation are immense, yet impossible to determine with any precision.Many others such as rival, Swiss-controlled Glencore, are also sweating it out. Glencore Operations Australia revealed $US21 billion ($27.8 billion) in debt at last balance date – although the net position for the labyrinthine group is hard to work out as it doesn’t consolidate its accounts at the top of the corporate tree in Australia – and the coal price has been ravaged since. Peabody though is in a far more imminent peril. It struck a credit deal last year where it pledged “65 per cent of first tier foreign subs, including Australia, in Peabody Investments (Gibraltar) Ltd to lenders as collateral for a $US1.2 billion credit facility”.The rest of the Australian assets are controlled by a Dutch entity and the ultimate shareholder is Peabody Energy in the US (whose shares have shrunk from $US1000 to $US2.12 in five years, for a present market value of just $US39 million as of Friday).What happens if, or more likely when, it hits the wall? What happens indeed when others follow? Will they leave behind a collection of deep pits, the profits long since garnered offshore, and a legacy of acid mine drainage?Full article: Is coal giant funded for its mine rehab? Peabody Will Be a Test Case for Who Pays Cleanup Costs
A recent Indianapolis Star article listed past runner-ups to Mr. Basketball in Indiana. In 1997 Batesville’s Michael Menser was the runner-up to Luke Recker of DeKalb hHgh School. Recker went on to play at 3 different universities including Iowa. Michael Menser starred at Indiana State. Menser led the Sycamores to 2 NCAA appearances.Michael coached and taught in the Terre Haute area for several years, and he is now an administrator in the Plainfield School system. He works alongside Melvin Siefert who is the principal at Plainfield.Not listed in this article, but another Batesville High School graduate who was also an Indiana High School All-Star runner-up, was Cindy Lamping in 1991. Cindy went on to star at Purdue University and helped lead the Boilermakers to an NCAA runner-up title in basketball.
Syracuse (5-15, 4-6 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 8 North Carolina (18-2, 10-0) in straight sets, 21-25, 12-25, 21-25, Sunday afternoon in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Anastasiya Gorelina led the Orange in kills with 10 but added six errors to cost the Orange. No other player on the team surpassed seven kills, with only three players having five or more.SU started out very poor as half of UNC’s first 10 points came off of service errors and violations by the Orange. Syracuse recovered from the sloppy start to lose in a tight first set.The momentum shifted back to North Carolina in the second set as it dominated Syracuse going on runs of six, three, four and three points, respectively, and winning the set by 13.The Orange found some life in the third set, scoring four straight points after opening with a 5-8 deficit. It extended its lead to go up by as many as four points (when the score was 19-5). Syracuse surrendered the next five points, though, to give North Carolina the lead, 20-19. SU knotted the score the very next play with a strong block from Leah Levert and Gorelina, but ultimately could not hold on and ended up losing the match.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe top players on the Tar Heels proved too overpowering for SU as the Orange finished with only five blocks, half of North Carolina’s total.The Orange ends its road trip getting swept for the first ACC weekend of the season. Syracuse was the winner of one of two games in all previous weekends since beginning its conference schedule in late September.SU returns to the Women’s Building next Friday to play Wake Forest. Comments Published on October 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+
Six Donegal students have won top prizes in this year’s 58th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.In Category A, third prize (EUR750) was won by Siobhan McBrearty (17), St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar from for her work entitled ‘Down the Road’.Other Donegal winners, all of whom won Special Merit Awards, were Hannah Mooney (16), Loreto Community School, Millford; Aine Connell (16), St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs; Jessica Ogujawa (14) and Lilla Kardos (14), Loreto Convent, Letterkenny; Rocco Mitchell (4), St. Agnes’ Specialist Pre-School, Donegal. Prizes will be presented at a ceremony that takes place in Dublin in May at which all 161 top prize winners will be in attendance.PHOTO CAPTION TOPProud winner: Siobhan McBrearty, a pupil at St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar is a winner in this year’s 58th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, having come third in Category A. She is pictured holding her prize-winning painting entitled ‘Down the Road’. The picture was taken at a function to announce the top winners held in the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery.PHOTO CAPTION BELOW:Proud winner: Siobhan McBrearty, a pupil at St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar is a winner in this year’s 58th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, having come third in Category A. She is pictured holding her prize-winning painting entitled ‘Down the Road’ along with her brother Christopher, father Patrick and mother Anne. The picture was taken at a function to announce the top winners held in the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. DONEGAL STUDENTS AMONG TEXACO CHILDREN’S ART WINNERS was last modified: April 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
By Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTFlickr [Talk by Karsten Bitter, September 11, 2011, CC BY-ND 2.0]I love you. Certainly a common phrase used in relationships. But, does it mean the same thing to everyone who delivers and receives it? In the 1970’s, it was Gregory Bateson who taught us about meta-communication, the idea that communication is so much more than just the words we speak . We all communicate with each other all the time, even if we don’t ever utter a single word.Now, let’s go back to I love you. Here are a couple of scenarios to consider:Joe and Tina have been married for 10 years. Tina often tells Joe that she loves him. She tells him before they go to bed and when they are both leaving for work. She tells him when they hang up the phone from each other and via emails and texts. But when Tina and Joe are together, Tina rarely has any interaction with Joe. She spends most of her time on her phone texting or making calls and often spends time alone in her favorite room in their house. When Joe tries to hug or kiss Tina, she often acts as though she is inconvenienced by this interaction and will effortlessly hug or kiss him back so that she can quickly go back to what she was previously doing.Now, think about Elizabeth and Ben. They have also been married for 10 years. Ben tells Elizabeth that he loves her often. Just like Tina and Joe, before bed, when they’re leaving for work, before hanging up the phone, and via emails and text messages. But when they are home together, Elizabeth and Ben hold hands often and talk to each other about work and personal things. They often laugh together and enjoy working on projects in their home as a team.Although both couples use the same phrase at the same frequency and in the same situations, do you think it means the same for both couples? What is the meta-communication that is happening during these interactions? Obviously, with Tina and Joe, the message and meta-message are not the same. What Tina is saying to Joe with her words does not match what Tina is saying to him with her actions. But, Elizabeth is receiving the physical messages the same way that she is receiving the verbal messages Ben is sending. So, what does all of this mean? This means that while we understand the importance of communicating with one another, we really need to understand that the ways in which we communicate are much better received when all of the modes we use are aligned. If we experience more relationships with communication similar to Tina and Joe’s, we find ourselves confused and frustrated. Imagine where that can take a relationship.It’s easy to see how relationships can be greatly impacted by the contradicting messages being conveyed within. It’s also easy to see why some couples will say in therapy that they are not communicating well with each other, when it may appear on the outside that they are communicating just fine. But, when a therapist watches the body language and pairs it with the words spoken, the disconnect may become more apparent.Now what do we do with this information? While it is much easier said than done, I think it’s important that we slow down and spend more time thinking about how and what we are trying to communicate with others. While there is still possibility for some conflictual communication, being more cognizant of both messages and meta-messages may help relationships to be a little less confusing. And, couldn’t we all use a little less confusion in our lives?ReferencesBateson, G. (1972). Steps to an ecology of mind: Collected essays in anthropology, psychiatry, evolution, and epistemology. Chicago: University of Chicago PressThis post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and webinar coordination specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection “I feel for the crowd. They’re there to watch good tennis. Proper tennis. At least they see the two of us, who gave it all they had. They saw other players that tried, at least,” Federer said. “It’s unfortunate that it happened.”Two other men also stopped mid-match Tuesday, 19th-seeded Feliciano Lopez (left foot) and Janko Tipsarevic (right leg), bringing the first-round retirement total to seven. That equals 2008 for the most by men in the first round during the 50 editions of Wimbledon in the Open era.It sparked discussion about whether Grand Slam tournaments should change their rules to allow players to still receive prize money if they withdraw before an event. That’s a system being employed on a trial basis this season on the ATP Tour — which doesn’t run majors — and lets someone who lost in qualifying take the spot in the main draw of an injured player.The theory behind that setup: Players who are injured won’t step on court simply to collect their prize money as an entrant, before calling it a day without finishing the match.“Even if I had a torn muscle today, and the doctor says, ‘You shouldn’t go on court, you have serious damage to risk,’ I could have faked it, stayed there for two less games, and still picked up the paycheck,” said Tipsarevic, who stopped while trailing 5-0 after only 12 minutes against Jared Donaldson of the U.S. ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “We had a little joke about it in the locker room,” Djokovic recounted, “saying we should maybe play a practice set on the Centre Court, have the crowd stay.”The short workdays for the two were quite similar. Djokovic led 6-3, 2-0 when Martin Klizan retired with a left leg problem that has bothered him for about two months; Federer was ahead 6-3, 3-0 when Alexandr Dolgopolov quit because of a painful right ankle he first twisted last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThose still go into the books as wins, allowing Federer to collect his 85th at Wimbledon, breaking a tie with Jimmy Connors for the most in the Open era. Djokovic picked up his 234th match victory at all majors, moving ahead of Connors and alone into second place in history, behind only Federer’s 315.But the way the afternoon went meant Centre Court spectators who paid 56 pounds (more than $70) per ticket, some of them waiting in line for hours, got only brief glimpses of seven-time champion Federer or three-time champion Djokovic. They did, however, have the opportunity to watch a pair of top women, current No. 1 Angelique Kerber and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, win full-length matches. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, left, embraces Slovakia’s Martin Klizan after winning their Men’s Singles Match on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Novak Djokovic’s first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer’s, which was next in the All England Club’s main stadium, went 43.When two of tennis’ biggest stars crossed paths after both advanced when opponents stopped playing because of pre-existing injuries, they kidded each other about a way to try to make it up to the fans.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera A first-round loser at Wimbledon earns 35,000 pounds (about $45,000).“Unless you’re (in the) top 10 … it’s significant money,” said Dolgopolov, who is ranked 84th.Tipsarevic, Dolgopolov, Djokovic and Federer all said they would like to see the majors follow the ATP’s lead.“A player should not go on court if he knows he (can) not finish. The question is: Did they truly believe they were going to finish? If they did, I think it’s OK that they walk on court. Otherwise, I feel they should give up the spot,” Federer said. “The ATP has adjusted its rule, but maybe the Slams should … look at what they could do for the players to make it just a little bit easier.”At Centre Court on Tuesday, Federer and Djokovic had an easy go of things. Kerber, last year’s runner-up to Serena Williams at the All England Club, had more to do to get past Irina Falconi of the U.S. 6-4, 6-4, and Wozniacki, a two-time U.S. Open finalist, needed three full sets to edge Timea Babos 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.But it was the short men’s matches that had everyone talking.“If it’s just excruciating pain, OK, you can’t play. If something is tweaked here or there and you feel like you can give it a decent go without hurting yourself, I think they should stay out there and I think you owe it to the fans,” said 23rd-seeded John Isner, who beat Taylor Fritz 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in an all-American matchup on Court 14. “I know the Wimbledon Centre Court didn’t get their money’s worth today, that’s for sure.”Collette Sherratt, 54, a spectator who traveled from Manchester, England, to attend the tournament for the first time, sure felt that way.“I’ve been watching Wimbledon (on TV) for 42 years, and it’s been on my bucket list to come here,” Sherratt said. “I was absolutely thrilled that (I) was going to be on Centre Court, and then for that to happen, it was like, ‘I might never get to come here again.’” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Tomic can’t ‘find any motivation’ at Wimbledon Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Bangladesh relied on their tail-enders to return from the dead and pull off a sensational two-wicket upset victory over England in a World Cup group B match to keep their quarter-final hopes alive at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday. ScoreChasing a modest 226, the hosts were precariously were placed at 169 for eight before Shafiul Islam (24 not out) combined with Mahmudullah (21 not out) to steer their side to a dramatic victory with six balls to spare.It was England’s second upset defeat in the tournament as their experienced bowlers buckled under pressure in the thrilling final moments to make the task easier for the hosts.England had suffered a humiliating three-wicket defeat at the hands of Ireland in an earlier league match.Bangladesh had bowled out England for a modest 225 after electing to bowl as their bowlers, specially the spinners, did a fantastic job.Bangladesh were staring at defeat as they were 169 for eight in the 40th over but Shafiul and Mahmudullah batted with grit under intense pressure with a match-winning 58-run unbeaten partnership for the ninth wicket.With this win Bangladesh have moved to fifth place in the points table with four points and England are standing at third with five points.England now must win their last encounter against the West Indies while Bangladesh have two more match to play against The Netherlands and South Africa. Bangladesh almost messed up the run-chase by slumping to 169 to eight from a comfortable 155 for three, rasing hopes of England, but Shafiul and Mahmudullah ensured that the hard work done by their bowlers does not go waste.advertisementAjmal Shahjad (3/43) and Graeme Swann (2/42) did well for England but could not save their side from defeat. The 33 extra runs, including 23 wides, also cost England dearly.Bangladesh’s chase could not have started better as the openers raised a-run-a-ball 52 stand with Tamim Iqbal playing a quick-fire 38-run knock.Iqbal was cleaned up by Bresnan in the ninth over and his side suffered two more jolts in form of Junaid Siddique (12) and Raqibul Hasan (0) within 30 balls.Imrul Kayes (60) though was rock solid on the other end and was well supported by his skipper Shakib Al Hasan (32) as they raised 82 runs for the fourth wicket.The runs came in singles and twos and there was a time in their partnership when not even a single boundary was scored in nine overs. Yet, importantly for the hosts, the scoreboard was ticking and the asking run-rate was never out of reach.Kayes raised his seventh half-century with a single off James Anderson and then ended the boundary drought with a cover drive off Ravi Bopara. With that boundary he became only the 17th Bangladeshi batsman to score 1000 ODI runs.However, the well-set Kayes ran himself out when he attempted a double, which never was, and that brought a twist in the match, with England now hoping for a turnaround.At that stage, Bangladesh needed 71 runs from 114 balls but wickets fell in a heap after that.Skipper Hasan edged one off Graeme Swann onto this stumps and paceman Ajmal Shahzad bowled Mushfiqur Rahim (6) and Naeem Islam (0) to reduce Bangladesh to 166 for seven.Swann took his second wicket when he had Abdur Razzak caught by Tim Bresnan, much to the shock of the home crowd, but Shafiul hit the same bowler for a four and six to bring back the match alive.Bangladesh took the final powerplay in the 46th over needing 33 from 30 balls. James Anderson leaked 11 runs in the first over of the powerplay which he started by bowling wide.Mahmudullah suppported Shafiul well with his sensible batting and hit the winning boundary four off Bresnan, sparking wild celebration at the packed stadium.Earlier, Jonathan Trott (67) and Eoin Morgan (63) hit fifties and shared a 132-ball 109-run fourth-wicket stand to save England the blushes as they were struggling at 53 for three at one stageThe 24-year-old Morgan, drafted in the team as a replacement for Kevin Pietersen, hit eight fours en route to his 72 ball knock, while Trott’s innings came off 99 balls with two fours.England, however, lost their way, suffering another collapse in the face of a disciplined Bangladeshi bowling and lost their last six wickets for just 63 runs.Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak and skipper Shakib Al Hasan accounted for two wickets each, while Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam and Mohammad Mahmudullah got one apiece.Sent into bat, wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior walked out with skipper Andrew Strauss to open the England innings and combined for a 32-run partnership before losing his wicket in a bizarre fashion in the seventh over.advertisementStrauss, too, was dismissed in the 11th over with Junaid Siddique taking a brilliant catch at slip off Naeem Islam. A lot was expected of Ian Bell but the right-handed batsman became Mohammad Mahmudullah’s victim as England slipped to 53-3 in 16.4 overs.However, Trott and Morgan steadied the ship, adding 109 runs to lift England to 162.The duo shrugged extravagance and toiled hard on the field, taking singles and twos to keep the scoreboard ticking.Morgan, who is returning from an injury, picked up his first boundary in the 21st over when he lofted Mahmudullah over mid-wicket, before welcoming skipper Shakib Al Hasan with a boundary over mid-off.The left-handed batsman showed excellent footwork and sent Mahmudullah for another four over midwicket, before pulling him along the carpet for another boundary.Trott picked his first boundary in the 28th over off Rubel Hossain, bisecting the fine leg and deep square boundary. Morgan, meanwhile, swept Islam for another four, before using his feet to good result against Rubel.In the 35th over, Morgan brought up his fifty with a single off Shafiul Islam, while Trott cantered to his individual half-century in the next over.However, Naeem Islam brought Bangladesh back into the game, removing Morgan in the 39th over with Imrul Kayes taking a brilliant diving catch running in from deep fine leg.After the 41st over, England took their batting powerplay but couldn’t utilise the five overs. With pressure mounting, Trott went for a big shot and holed out at long off to trigger another collapse.Graeme Swann and Paul Collingwood took England across the 200-mark but, in pursuit of quick runs, wickets kept tumbling, as Bangladesh held things back in the end.