Print Email Limerick hutler Will O’Donoghue taking part in last year’s Christmas sleep-out for Novas.IN normal years, the Novas’ fundraising programme of activities concludes with an annual sleep-out on the last Friday before Christmas.However, there is nothing normal about 2020 and instead of a large community event, this year the local homeless charity is asking people to ‘sleep-in’ in their own homes and help raise vital funds for frontline homeless services.For the last five years, Novas has hosted the pre-Christmas sleep-out outside Brown Thomas, which has raised thousands of euros for its Limerick services.Last year, backed by Limerick hurler Will O’Donoghue, Clare hurler and footballer Podge Collins and the Tipperary hurling panel, the organisation ran three simultaneous events in Limerick, Ennis and Thurles and raised more than €64,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Novas’ Head of Policy and Communications, Dr Una Burns explained that the sleep-out is normally the biggest single fundraising event of the year and the money raised helps their frontline services such as Street Outreach, emergency accommodation and family support.“About 50 per cent of all monies raised through fundraising and donations in the year, is made in the six -week period in the run up to Christmas. This is largely through community and public events, all of which have had to be paused during the pandemic,” Dr Burns told the Limerick Post.In an effort to continue the fundraising spirit of Christmas, Novas are asking people to participate in their sleep-in this year.”Safety is the first priority but there are still plenty of ways to get involved. People can build a fort in their living room with the kids, pitch a tent in their garden, sleep on their balcony or participate with colleagues in the car park or their workplace. Being a virtual event, people can basically participate from anywhere and for the first time, they can get the kids involved.”To help Novas raise vital funds visit https://novas.ie/novas-annual-christmas-sleep-in/ Facebook Twitter Advertisement Previous articleLIT launches course on domestic abuse and coercive controlNext article#Fundraising: Santa paws is coming to town Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp NewsSociety#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’ By Alan Jacques – December 4, 2020 122 Linkedin
Trump’s medical team announced he had tested negative and was no longer contagious as he jetted to Florida – the first of four battleground states he plans to visit over the next four days. His claim of immunity is unproven.Trailing his Democratic challenger by double digits in the polls, Trump is seeking to rally his base on a blitz of key swing states.In rare form just a week after his release from hospital, Trump’s hour-long speech called on all of his campaign classics: vicious attacks against “Crooked Hillary” Clinton and the “corrupt” press, alarmist warnings against the “radical left” and the “socialist nightmare.”Trump also mocked his opponent, whom he has nicknamed “Sleepy Joe,” saying that “practically nobody showed up” to Biden’s campaign event. Unlike Trump, Biden has been following public health guidelines during the pandemic, hosting socially-distanced campaign events that sharply contrast with Trump’s packed, largely maskless extravaganzas – including a recent celebration at the White House described by experts as a “superspreader.””Oh, do I like Florida,” Trump told the crowd. The state could play a crucial role on Nov.3.The president brushed aside poll numbers, saying: “Four years ago we had the same thing. We are going to lose Florida, they said four years ago.””Twenty-two days from now, we are going to win this state, we are going to win four more years in the White House!” he added.He also lauded his nominee for Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett.The Republican-controled Senate will begin hearings for the 48-year-old judge, whose confirmation — over which there is little doubt – will shift the nation’s highest court firmly to the right, possibly for generations.”She’s going to be a fantastic US Supreme Court Justice,” Trump said.”Who would have thought we’re on number three, you know?” he asked, referring to the justices he has appointed to the court since taking office.Before Trump, 74, left for Florida, his physician Sean Conley said the president was now negative and no longer “infectious to others” – following consecutive rapid tests and taking into account a number of other health metrics.Patients are normally classed as negative only after taking the more sensitive PCR test – drawing suspicion from experts on social media that Trump’s doctors had administered these but had not received the results they were looking for. Topics : Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by COVID-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election.”I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a cheering crowd in Sanford, near Orlando, few of whom wore masks. “I feel so powerful. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women, just give you a big fat kiss.”
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (5-4, 1-0 Big Ten) is back on the road, headed to the East Coast for a conference clash with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-3, 0-1). The Scarlet Knights have not done much to impress thus far in the season, but nonetheless they still stand with a record of 6-3. Their three losses have come at the hands of St. Bonaventure, the University of Pittsburgh and No. 11 Michigan State. Despite some struggle this season, Rutgers still has a notable win against Stephen F. Austin, the team that took down Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium earlier in the season. Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin bounces back, rolls over Indiana in dominant winWhile all of Madison was focused on the Big Ten’s football championship in Indianapolis on Saturday, the University of Wisconsin Read…Wisconsin is fresh off a big win against the Indiana Hoosiers this past weekend. The Badgers snapped their three-game losing skid with a statement win against the red-hot Hoosiers. Behind Kobe King’s 24 points, the Badgers handed Indiana their first loss of the season.The Badgers are now 5-0 at the Kohl Center this year but are still in search of their first win away from home. In their last trip to the East Coast, the Badgers struggled immensely scoring the ball. In the Legends Classic just before Thanksgiving, the Badgers attempted 49 three-pointers and only converted on seven of those attempts. The narrative has been anything but consistent in the beginning of the season for the Badgers. The team started 4-1 with a big win over in-state rival Marquette and a close two-point loss in overtime to Saint Mary’s. The Badgers then lost three straight before exploding for 84 points in their win against Indiana.Men’s Basketball: Badgers skid as conference play is set to ramp upAfter a somewhat promising start to a season slated for rebuilding by many before the year began, the Wisconsin men’s Read…Wisconsin is scoring an emphatic 79.4 points per game at the Kohl Center this season, but once they leave the Kohl Center, they are only scoring 54.75 points per game. That is a huge 24.65 point per game difference when playing at home compared to on the road. If the Badgers want to make any type of run or even compete in the Big Ten this year, they are going to have to get comfortable shooting on the road. Tonight will be a great challenge for the Badgers as they look to improve their performance on the road. Rutgers is 6-0 at home and is holding opponents to just 63 points per–game. The Badgers and the Scarlet Knights will hit the hardwood at 6 p.m. Wednesday night. You can watch the action on the Big Ten Network or listen live with the Badger Radio Network.
Tokyo: A man has been found dead inside a capsized fishing boat off northern Japan, with seven other crew members missing. The 29-tonne Keieimaru No.65 with eight Japanese fishermen on board lost communication on waters some 640 kilometres (400 miles) east of Cape Nosappu in Hokkaido on Tuesday, a coastguard spokesman told AFP on Wednesday. The boat was later found capsized, and inside the boat a man was found “in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest”, he said, using the Japanese expression suggesting death but without a doctor’s confirmation. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “Six of our divers are continuing the search for the rest of the crew members,” he added. The boat was fishing for sauries in the high seas as they could not find them in coastal waters, public broadcaster NHK said. Fishermen across the country are struggling this year to catch sauries, a delicacy during this time of year in Japan, and experts point to higher water temperature as a reason behind it.