Weather alert issued as homes lose power

first_imgWhatsApp NewsBreaking newsWeather alert issued as homes lose powerBy admin – December 21, 2013 660 Advertisement Facebook Print Andrew CareyMET eireann issued a weather warning this morning at 7am and it is continue through today as storms, gales and hail showers continue to batter the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A lightening strike in the south of the country in overnight storms left up to 7,000 homes without power but some 3,000 are restored.However homes in County Limerick and parts of Clare have also been sporadically darkened as power outages are reported.The Orange status weather warning comes with recommendations from An Garda Siochana that all unnecessary travel should be avoided as weather conditions hamper roads with localized flooding.ESB networks crews are working to restore all homes to power while the company say that extra crews will be on standby over Christmas in case of outages.A yellow marine weather alert is in place as where gusts from the southwest hit 100km/h while last nights storm had winds reaching 120km/h in parts.A number of sailings have been delayed or cancelled and anyone with any travel plans should check with operators.center_img Email Twitter Previous articleTax demands made on alleged brothel keepersNext articleFarmer wins court costs appeal admin Linkedinlast_img read more

Experts discuss Pope’s impact

first_img Wiedower said Francis’ vision of the Church emphasizes solidarity with the poor and marginalized. O’Malley said the renewal of the Church occurs at the “existential margins” of the Church, an idea which he said Pope Francis continually expresses. Daley closed the Notre Dame panel by saying the interview must be understood in a context of love, and that while Pope Francis still believes in the rules and doctrine of the Church, these rules and beliefs must be grounded in a position of love. The Notre Dame discussion was hosted by Campus Ministry and titled “What did he just say?! Pope Francis Unfiltered” The panel featured Theology Professor Fr. Brian Daley, S.J., Kathleen Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and Tim O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. “What he’s saying is stop worrying about how I’m going to change the Curia, and if you want the renewal of the Church, go to the existential margins,” O’Malley said. “The renewal of the Church doesn’t occur, as Francis is very clear in this interview, solely through hierarchical structures.” O’Malley said interviews are still important, but they do not play as large a role as the media seems to believe they do. “Pope Francis’ message is very uplifting, one that calls for healing and seeks love and refuge.” “Interviews don’t renew the Church. If interviews changed everything, necessarily, then Barack Obama would have solved the Congressional problem by now. [But] I’m not saying that interviews aren’t important,” he said. “The important thing about them is not that they’re rules, but that they embody a love that God has given to us,” Daley said. “And so I think getting your priorities straight is really part of the rhetoric of this and what [Pope Francis] wants to communicate.” At the Notre Dame panel, the group offered general thoughts on the impact of Pope Francis’s interview before opening the discussion to audience members, giving particular focus to the role of the media in the Church and Francis’s papacy. Cummings said one of the ways in which Pope Francis suggested this reform in the interview was with regard to the role of women in the Church. Daley, a Jesuit priest, said he thought Francis’ mission as Pope would not be centered on doing such interviews.center_img In light of Pope Francis’s recent, extensive interview in “America” magazine, groups at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s hosted separate panel discussions Monday to discuss the pope’s comments and their impact on the Catholic Church and on the faith lives of students. Cummings said she believed the interview marked the beginning of a reform movement led by Pope Francis. “He did talk about the need for a profound theology of womanhood that the Church does not yet have,” Cummings said. “I think my biggest takeaway from it, as someone who is interested in what this portends for the future of the Church, is that Pope Francis has made pretty clear … that he is preparing the faithful for a fairly significant program of reform, and he’s tipped his hand in the interview toward that in a variety of ways,” Cummings said. Cummings cited a direct quote from the interview in “America” in which Pope Francis said, “We should not even think … that ‘thinking with the church’ means only thinking with the hierarchy of the church.” At the Saint Mary’s panel, Piecuch said it is valuable to think of the Church as a field hospital, taking care of all. “I think giving interviews will not be the way to [accomplish Francis’s goals]. Some of these have been good, but it’s time now to kind of quiet down and do some other things,” Daley said. “My initial feeling about this interview was one of hope, ‘mustard seed’-type hope,” Wiedower said. The Saint Mary’s panel featured Sr. Veronique Wiedower, vice president for mission, Phyllis Kaminski, professor of Religious Studies, sophomore Sofia Piecuch and senior Haley Koth. “This is a call to take time to truly listen to people,” she said. “The Church is meant to bring us together rather than divide.”last_img read more

EC Trojans Football Booster Meeting Wednesday

first_imgThe East Central Trojans Football Booster Meeting is set for Wednesday (10-9) at 6 PM at the high school cafeteria.last_img

Lagos to host finals of Milo U-13 African Championship

first_imgThe Nigerian commercial capital, Lagos, will host the 3rd Edition of the MILO® African Championships (MAC), a pan-African football competition organized every two years for school children under the age of 13 by Nestlé.The three day tournament, which kicks off on the 29th May 2014, will see the two West African football giants, Ghana and Nigeria going head to head alongside Kenya representing Eastern Africa and South Africa defending the pride of Southern Africa.The tournament was initially due to be hosted by Kenya, but the change in venue to Africa’s largest MILO market was very welcomed by Nestlé Nigeria.Ghana, the defending champions of the African title, will be represented by Zorgbeli L/A Primary School, Tamale, who won an exciting national final held in Kumasi from 17th -21st March 2014. Zorgbeli held off challenges from nine other schools and is eager for the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of SOS Children’s Village School, Tamale, who won the African Cup in 2012 at the El Wak Stadium.In a statement released to the press, the Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Limited Mr. Moataz El-Hout stated that … ‘we expect the children from Zorgbeli L/A Primary School to represent the strong tradition that Ghana has established in this competition since its inception, finishing as runners up in the maiden edition hosted by South Africa and winning as hosts two years later’. ‘Nestlé Ghana wishes them luck and no matter the outcome we know they are champions’. The statement concluded.Hosts Nigeria are keen to put on a spectacular tournament as they roll out the red carpet for the participating teams with a formal dinner and tournament draw ceremony on May 29th which will be attended by the Ministers and top officials of the Nigerian Federal Sports and Education Ministries. The children will experience a tour of the Nigerian city the next day before the games kick off. A giant trophy and medals will be at stake for the eventual winners of the Championship. Before departing for Lagos, Zorgbeli L/A Primary School will spend a week in Accra where they will attend a coaching clinic with tournament icon and former Black Stars Skipper, Stephen Appiah, and participate in a series of friendly matches against selected Accra schools.last_img read more