Limerick libraries are now back open

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Education concept. Student studying and brainstorming campus concept. Close up of students discussing their subject on books or textbooks. Selective focus.LIMERICK City and County Library service is delighted to welcome back members of the public to a number of libraries from today [Tuesday 30 June 2020] as part of Phase 3 of the Government’s Roadmap.Library members will be allowed to access the following library branches for limited times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The five branches are:DooradoyleWatch House CrossKilmallockNewcastle WestAdareThis will allow members to browse library collections, select stock and check stock items out on self-service machines. Borrowed items can also be returned during the visit.The libraries listed above will operate from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday.Library staff will manage the numbers of people entering the branch at any one time.Members are requested toPlace any items for return into the sealed box at the library doorSanitise hands at the pump stationLimit their visit to 15 minutes – to allow for the maximum number of members to access the libraryUse self-service machines to check out items. Instructions are listed clearly on each machine.Follow directional signage in the library and practice social distancing.Presently there will be no public access to study facilities, internet, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, community rooms, exhibition spaces and public toilets during this phased re-opening.Further branch libraries will re-open at a later stage.The hugely popular and successful online services providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, magazines, local history, language learning, courses and online story time will continue to be provided. Advertisement Print Previous articleShane Dowling’s best ever Limerick performancesNext articleExhibition of Iconic Film Costumes Stays in Limerick Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twittercenter_img Email WhatsApp TAGSbooksKeeping Limerick PostedlibrarylimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook LifestyleLimerickNewsLimerick libraries are now back openBy Meghann Scully – July 5, 2020 345 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Lessar Signs with Yankees

first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Jarod Lessar/New York Yankees Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU baseball pitcher Jarod Lessar signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday.Lessar, a right-hander out of Price, Utah, played the last two seasons with the Cougars after transferring from USU Eastern. During his junior season in 2019, he helped BYU win the WCC title, posting a 3-2 record with a 4.44 ERA. In 19 appearances and seven starts Lessar racked up 44 strikeouts in 48.2 innings on the year.In his shortened senior season this spring, Lessar made four starts in five appearances, totaling 15 strikeouts and a 4.41 ERA over 16.1 innings.“I couldn’t be happier for Jarod,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “He is such a great example of how hard work and dedication to your craft pays off. Jarod earned this opportunity and I’m glad the Yankees recognize his talent. We will miss him, but we wish him the best of luck as he begins his professional career.”With the Major League Baseball Draft cut to five rounds this year instead of its usual 40, clubs are allowed to sign as many draft-eligible players as they want during a free agent period that began at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.Lessar will report to the Yankees in Tampa, Florida, as the MLB begins to set training and playing dates for the upcoming season. June 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Lessar Signs with Yankees Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Cannabis company Helius Therapeutics removes billboards after complaints

first_imgStuff 11 February 2019Family First Comment: “The ASA said it was not socially responsible to imply that all cannabis was “medicine”. It found the billboards breached both the general code and the Therapeutic and Health Advertising Code.”Say yes to medicinal cannabinoids (which are researched as safe and effective) but say NO to recreational Billboards promoting cannabis as a medicine have been found in breach of advertising standards.The Advertising Standards Authority made the decision after several complaints about the billboard campaign in December, but it took no action because the advertiser, Helius Therapeutics, had taken down the signs.One complainant, T Williamson, said only medicines that had been evaluated by Medsafe and had consent to be distributed were allowed to be advertised in New Zealand.Another, B Heslop, said the advertisement gave the impression that all cannabis was medicine and therefore good for you, which was misleading.Medicinal cannabis company Helius put up three versions of a billboard, each with a different photo of a person and the words, “Cannabis is a medicine.”The company said the purpose of the campaign was to address the stigma associated with cannabis, draw attention to its use as a medicine and honour patients and advocates who had stood up for reform.Of the four complainants, two zeroed in on cannabis still being illegal. The Government passed a bill in December which will allow pharmacies to sell regulated marijuana products and plans to hold a referendum on personal cannabis use in 2020.READ MORE: read more

Duterte allays fears over anti-terror law

first_img“Kung hindi mo sisirain ang gobyerno, pasabugin mo ang simbahan, pasabugin mo ‘yong public utilities just to derail, matumba tuloy ang bayan,” he added. “[O]nce you blow up ‘yong simbahan, blow up mo ‘yong market place… the right to defend itself accrues to the government heavily.” “Ang terrorism, hindi ito isa, dalawang putok as what happened in Mindanao and other places. Ang ginagamit kasi nito, nila ay bomba. Ang bomba niyan, sa lahat, maski sa simbahan may tama o may bukol,” Duterte said. Under the law, persons who shall threaten to commit terrorism, and those who will propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism shall suffer imprisonment of 12 years. Duterte knew that the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 will be contested before the Supreme Court but he said that the newly-signed law gives the country the legal weapons to fight terrorism. “For the law-abiding citizen of this country, I am addressing you with all sincerity. ‘Wag ho kayong matakot kung hindi ka terorista,” Duterte said.center_img In an address to the public aired past midnight on Wednesday, the President said that law-abiding citizens of the country should not fear the law, which seeks to strengthen the country’s anti-terrorism campaign. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has allayed the fears of many on the controversial anti-terror law or Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which he described as a “much needed” legal weapon to fight terrorism in the country. Suspected persons can be detained for 14 days without a warrant of arrest with an allowable 10-day extension. A 60-day surveillance on suspected terrorists can also be conducted by the police or the military, with an allowable 30-day extension./PNlast_img read more

Third and final Test in Sharjah Gabriel, Bishoo star for Windies on opening day

first_img…Pakistan reach 255-8WEST Indies enjoyed success with the ball at the beginning and end of the opening day of the third Test in Sharjah to boost their hopes of avoiding a series whitewash at the hands of Pakistan.The Windies have suffered a miserable tour of the United Arab Emirates, failing to record a victory over Pakistan in any format.However, after being invited to field in the final Test, Jason Holder’s men claimed two wickets in the opening over through Shannon Gabriel.Pacy Shannon Gabriel picked up two wickets in the very first over of the day.Pacy Shannon Gabriel picked up two wickets in the very first over of the day.Sami Aslam (74), Younis Khan (51), Misbah-ul-Haq (53) and Sarfraz Ahmed (51) all registered half-centuries thereafter to lift Pakistan into a promising position.However, a flurry of late wickets saw Misbah’s side slump from 230-4 to 255-8, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo picking up 4-74 as Gabriel finished the day with figures of 3-58.Gabriel’s initial efforts resulted in Azhar Ali – whose scores in this series read 302*, 2, 0, 79, 0 – and Asad Shafiq being dismissed for ducks.Azhar edged an outswinging delivery to second slip, before a successful review from the Windies saw Shafiq adjudged lbw to one that nipped back.A century stand between opener Aslam and Younis got Pakistan back on track, although the veteran was fortunate to survive two let-offs in the 22nd over, when he was dropped at midwicket and survived a missed stumping off Roston Chase.Younis did fall to Chase in the afternoon, courtesy of a top-edge to midwicket, but West Indies were left furious when a review of a rejected lbw appeal against Misbah, on six, went in favour of Pakistan’s captain with the tourists convinced they had their man.Aslam had appeared increasingly fluent as the day progressed, but failed to kick on to his maiden Test hundred, instead falling to Bishoo courtesy of a misjudged reverse sweep in the first over after tea.Pakistan rebuilt again as Misbah and Sarfraz shared 80, the latter typically aggressive.Yet the Windies finished the day superbly, Bishoo striking twice in quick succession to have Misbah caught behind, following another reverse sweep, and Mohammad Nawaz stumped for six.The pacy Gabriel then got in on the act again by cleaning up Sarfraz and there was still time for Bishoo to claim a fourth scalp, Wahab Riaz falling lbw shortly before bad light forced a premature close.(Omnisport)PAKISTAN 1st inningsSami Aslam c Holder b Bishoo 74Azhar Ali c Brathwaite b Gabriel 0Asad Shafiq lbw b Gabriel 0Younis Khan c Johnson b Chase 51*Misbah-ul-Haq c wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 53\+Sarfraz Ahmed b Gabriel 51Mohammad Nawaz st wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 6Wahab Riaz lbw b Bishoo 4Yasir Shah not out 1Mohammad Amir not out 6Extras (lb4, w1, nb4) 9TOTAL (8 wkts, 83 overs) 255To bat: Zulfiqar BabarFall of wickets: 1-1, 2-1, 3-107, 4-150, 5-230, 6-242, 7-248, 8-248.Bowling: Gabriel 17-1-58-3 (nb2), Joseph 15-5-43-0 (w1, nb2), Holder 12-4-29-0, Chase 20-5-47-1, Bishoo 19-2-74-4.WEST INDIES – *J Holder, K Brathwaite, L Johnson, D Bravo, M Samuels, J Blackwood, R Chase, +S Dowrich, D Bishoo, S Gabriel, A Joseph.last_img read more