Cllr Conor Sheehan has called for Limerick City and County Council…

first_img“I have contacted by a number of essential workers who have to work during the crisis, these are frontline workers who cannot work from home. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleNew Government Measures, deferral of redundancy entitlements and insurance concernsNext articleSpeech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with stricter guidelines Meghann Scully BusinessLimerickNewsCllr Conor Sheehan has called for Limerick City and County Council to waive city centre parking charges during the Covid-19 crisis.By Meghann Scully – March 25, 2020 1019 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash “As we have been advised not to leave home unless necessary and to avoid using public transport.” he added. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live CLLR Conor Sheehan is calling for parking charges in the City and County to be waived during the Coronavirus pandemic. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads “There are many frontline workers who will have to go to work and this simple measure would make it easier for them to get to work in the safety of their own car.” he said.Conor Sheehan, Limerick City North CandidatePicture Brendan Gleeson Stricter measures are now being put in place with public transport during this time meaning less buses and trains throughout the day. TAGSConor SheehanCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postparking WhatsApp “I am calling on the Council to suspend city centre parking charges to allow people who have to travel to work to be able to park their car in the city centre, to get them to and from work as quickly and safely as possible. Linkedin Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Twitter Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Georgia Will Begin Recounting Votes, With Biden Still Favored

first_imgBut after that, the Trump campaign can still request an official recount, if the result is within half a percentage point. That means President Trump could effectively get three bites at the apple — or the peach, as it were — in Georgia. Still, with the margin in the first tally giving Joseph R. Biden Jr. an edge of more than 14,000 votes, election observers do not believe any number of counts will alter the outcome.Counties will begin their audits on Friday morning and are required to finish up by midnight on Nov. 18. Auditors from the counties’ elections divisions will sit at tables and count the ballots. Most of what will be reviewed will be straightforward: printed copies of in-person votes cast on electronic machines. But county officials will also review absentee ballots marked by hand. If they find ambiguities, the ballots will be referred to a three-person adjudication panel in each county made up of a Democratic representative, a Republican representative and a county official who will break ties.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Georgia’s 159 counties were poised on Thursday to begin recounting nearly five million ballots in the presidential election, but confusion surrounded the proceedings even as county officials raced to get ready.A day after Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, described the process as a hand recount, his subordinates said Thursday that it was technically an audit and not a recount, though it would have largely the same effect. Counties are being told to audit every vote cast and tally a new result by midnight on Wednesday, two days before the state’s Nov. 20 deadline to certify its results.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img The situation in Georgia grew more complicated on Thursday when Mr. Raffensperger went into quarantine after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus; as of Thursday afternoon she was planning to take a second test. Jordan Fuchs, a deputy secretary of state, said that Mr. Raffensperger and several of his senior staff members also planned to get tested on Thursday.The state’s use of an audit to re-tally all of the votes that were cast is unusual, though the secretary of state’s office believes it has the legal authority to do so. Audits are typically carried out for a portion of the vote to verify the results.“This will be the largest hand re-tallying by an audit in the history of the United States,” Gabriel Sterling, a top deputy in the secretary of state’s office, said at a news conference on Thursday. “We understand that. It is a heavy lift.” Critics questioned the move.“If they are saying that this is the audit, the law does not permit them to take audit results and make them official,” said Marilyn Marks, the director of the Coalition for Good Governance, a voting rights group. “Clearly, the secretary is responding to political pressures rather than following the intent of the law.” Paige Hill, a spokeswoman for the Biden campaign, said in a statement that “historically only races with exceptionally close margins have any likelihood of being overturned,” adding: “President-elect Biden’s margin is now at more than 14,000 votes. At the end of this hand recount process, we are confident the Election Day result will be reaffirmed: Georgians have selected Joe Biden as their next commander in chief.”Mr. Raffensperger’s office has come under considerable pressure. He initiated the audit after Mr. Trump’s campaign demanded a hand recount. Georgia’s two senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are both fellow Republicans, also called on Mr. Raffensperger to resign this week, under pressure from Mr. Trump. The president and his campaign are spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories about the election, falsely claiming that it was rigged.Mr. Sterling addressed some of the conspiracy theories on Thursday.“I know that there’s many other bits of misinformation out there, talking about flipping votes and changing votes,” he said. “Anybody claiming that things are being flipped by a super secret computer developed by the C.I.A. is just not speaking — is speaking nonsense.”He also said the news media had “mischaracterized the rationale behind” the audit “as caving to Trump and their campaign,” saying, “There’s nothing that could be further from the truth.”last_img read more

Injuries mounting up for Manchester United after win at Watford

first_imgManchester United’s injury crisis has deepened after Phil Jones and Ander Herrera were both forced off during the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Watford. Press Association Herrera provided a superb cross for Memphis Depay’s opening goal at Vicarage Road but the playmaker lasted only 25 minutes, as a hamstring strain meant he had to be replaced by Marcos Rojo. Jones was also substituted after the England defender twisted his ankle and United manager Louis van Gaal now expects both players to miss Wednesday’s Champions League clash at home to PSV Eindhoven. Depay’s United career has been one of fits and starts since his £25million move in the summer and Van Gaal admitted this week he had expected more of the 21-year-old this season. A lively display, however, was capped off by an excellent finish in the first half as Depay struck a sweet volley into the top corner to give United the lead. “The goal was superb,” Van Gaal said. “A fantastic pass from Ander Herrera. He finished it very well. I think also the first half he played a very good game. “The second half a little bit less, because he is six weeks out of the team and lacks some match rhythm so I can understand that. “I think he played a very good match, like Jesse Lingard. The way we played, it suits them. That was good.” Watford were fortunate to be only one goal behind at half-time but the Hornets rallied in the second period and deserved their spot-kick after Rojo swiped through the back of Odion Ighalo. Deeney slammed the penalty down the middle but five minutes later inadvertently restored United’s lead after he bundled home Bastian Schweinsteiger’s cross. “It was painful to lose in extra-time because I think we deserved to draw,” Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores said. “In the second half we made a lot of effort to score. We scored in the last moment and felt it was possible to get a point against Man United – a very tough game – so to lose is very hard.” On Deeney, Sanchez Flores added: “It’s a pity because as always he was very brave to accept the challenge to score the penalty. “He scored it very well but it’s Deeney – what happened is possible because he’s fighting everywhere on the pitch, so he tried to remove the ball from the line of our goal. “It’s possible. It means Deeney is fighting in every moment in every part of the pitch. So we can take positive conclusions from it.” Watford looked like they had snatched a draw when Troy Deeney equalised with a late penalty but in injury time the striker went from hero to villain as his own goal gifted United victory. United already have a lengthy list of absentees, including Wayne Rooney (illness), Anthony Martial (foot), Marouane Fellaini (calf), Michael Carrick (ankle), Antonio Valencia (foot) and Luke Shaw (leg). Van Gaal also said striker James Wilson has a swollen knee. “We are in a lousy period because there are a lot of injuries,” Van Gaal said. “Jones and Herrera are not available for Wednesday. The first impression is they are not heavy injuries but we have to play Wednesday. “Jones has a twisted ankle and Herrera maybe a hamstring injury. Rooney is ill and illness is a matter of days, not weeks. “I do expect that he shall play Wednesday. He is at home. Tomorrow he comes and then I can say more. “Martial has a foot problem. It is not so heavy as the media has written but you never know, we have to wait and see.” United’s shortage of forward options offered an opportunity for Depay against Watford, who made his first league start since the 3-0 loss to Arsenal on October 4. last_img read more

Buffalo Bills introduce Doug Marrone as head coach; Daryl Gross, Nancy Cantor release statements

first_img Published on January 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr The Buffalo Bills formally introduced Doug Marrone as head coach Monday, effectively ending his four-year tenure as Syracuse head coach.Marrone was introduced as the Bill’s head coach at a press conference in Orchard Park, N.Y., where Bills President Russ Brandon welcomed him to the podium.At the podium, Marrone thanked Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Athletic Director Daryl Gross and Board of Trustees Chairman Dick Thompson before discussing his new job.“I had said that Syracuse was my dream job,” Marrone said in the press conference, which was broadcast live on the NFL Network, “and I meant that when I said it. Having an opportunity to restore the tradition of Syracuse football made my dream a reality.“Today, I’m experiencing another dream come true. I moved on from Syracuse to be with this outstanding organization.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarrone, who before taking over at Syracuse spent seven years as an assistant with the New York Jets and New Orleans Saints, leaves SU after going 25-25 in four seasons at the helm. He took Syracuse to two bowls in three years, winning both, and pulled the Orange up from an abysmal 10-37 stretch during four years with Greg Robinson as head coach.He faces a similar resurrection project with the Bills. Buffalo went 6-10 this season before firing Chan Gailey, and has not made the playoffs since 1999.“I had some opportunities to make a choice and I’ve chosen to be here,” Marrone said. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be the head football coach. I can’t tell you how excited I am for my family and I to move up here. We’re looking forward to it.”For Syracuse, the Orange now have a large hole to fill in Marrone’s place. Marrone is the first coach to leave on his own terms since Dick MacPherson left the Orange to become head coach of the New England Patriots in 1991.Gross, Cantor and Thompson all expressed their gratitude to Marrone through statements released by SU Athletics.“Doug has restored Syracuse football to its rightful place and we are appreciative of the foundation he has laid on and off the field for the future success of the program,” Gross said. “We wish him the absolute best in his opportunity in the NFL. We look forward to improving on our success, as we have great momentum heading into the ACC. We will put a head coach in place who will continue down the successful path we are on.”After the press conference, on WGR 550, a Buffalo radio station, Marrone said he would meet with the SU team this weekend.Marrone was asked about hiring a team of coordinators and assistants and if he would bring anyone from Syracuse, but did not go into detail about who he would like to have on his staff. He emphasized the NFL experience necessary to be a coordinator at that level.Marrone was a hot name in the NFL coaching search, having interviewed with the Cleveland Browns and received interest from multiple other teams. But he chose the Bills, and discussed having spent most of his career in New York, from being a kid in the Bronx to playing and coaching at Syracuse.And now, Buffalo.“Now with my dream of being an NFL head coach, again within this state,” Marrone said. “And it means a lot to me.”Marrone was asked if the NFL head coaching opportunities were something that came up during the season, but he said he kept his nose to the ground and focused on his current job, rather than looking for the next opportunity.In their statements, Cantor and Thompson expressed support for both Marrone and for Gross, as he embarks on his third search for a football head coach in less than a decade on the job.“We are fully committed to continuing SU football’s successful trajectory and the commitment, work ethic, integrity, and support for the personal and academic development of our student-athletes that Doug and his coaching staff embedded in the program,” Cantor and Thompson said in the statement. “Moving forward, we have full confidence in Dr. Daryl Gross to find the right successor to build on this success.”Marrone said his work to improve the Bills starts Monday.“As soon as we’re done here, we’re going right to work,” he said. “And again, it’s a lot of responsibility. I feel I’m the best person for this job.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more