Advertisement NewsLocal NewsGains made against government candidatesBy admin – June 6, 2009 486 Facebook Twitter Previous articleInside story to lively MBNA festivalNext articleFine Gael Labour and Sinn Féin gain seats admin Linkedin Email WhatsApp Print THE counting of votes continues in Limerick following yesterday’s European and local elections. Early figures show that just fewer than 50 per cent of people voted in Limerick City while close on 62 per cent of people voted across county Limerick.The sorting of votes is taking place at the UL arena and City Hall and signs are that of Limerick City Council’s 17 seats Fianna Fáil who had two seats could now be left with just one.Fine Gael and Labour are both expected to gain seats.Former Mayor John Cronin is likely to lose his seat in the North. The tally there shows FF on 11 %, FG on 39%, Labour on 14 %, Sinn Féin on 12 % and IND’s on 17%.This shows a gain for Fine Gael of one seat and Sinn Féin gaining a seat for Maurice Quinlavan.In the East of the city, Mayor John Gilligan is topping the poll at 44% while Fianna Fáil’s Kieran O’Hanlon is likely to be the only FF candidate in the next City Council. Labour’s Gerry McLoughlin will hold on to his seat in the East, while his daughter Orla will gain a seat for Labour in the South.
Reach around 800,000 women with modern, voluntary and safe family planning support every year and avert 6200 maternal deaths. This is an increase from the previous programme which reached 300,000 women a year Reach the most marginalised and vulnerable women in Tanzania including those in refugee camps, youth and people with disabilities Care for victims of sexual violence Strengthen Tanzania’s family planning services so that it ultimately can provide these for its own people, for example by training staff Work to increase the commitment of other donors, and to get the Government of Tanzania to step up its support The UK is providing a family planning package (£55 million) which will scale up family planning services across rural and urban Tanzania, enabling women to safely plan their pregnancies. This will: Work to reform Tanzania’s education system so it can ultimately be self-sustaining Increase the quality of education in all primary and lower secondary schools in Tanzania, including reaching marginalised children such as those with disabilities Support more girls to transition into secondary school, and improve teacher training. Young people in Tanzania will be empowered to take control of their future prosperity through a new package of UK support, the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today.On her visit to the country Ms Mordaunt unveiled plans for the UK to work in partnership with Tanzania to help harness the potential of young people, who hold the key to unlocking the country’s economic growth.Ms Mordaunt has set out a package of UK support which will help improve the quality of education in every primary and lower secondary school across the country. This includes making sure that girls move on to secondary schools and that disabled children can access education.By giving the next generation the vital education and skills they need for the future, the UK is working with Tanzania to help their economy grow – giving millions of young people the chance to build the future they want to see for their country.Ms Mordaunt also visited a family planning clinic to see how UK aid will be scaling up its provision of modern, voluntary and safe family planning methods. This will enable 800,000 women every year across Tanzania to have greater control over when and how many children they have.The expansion of family planning access will not only prevent 6,200 maternal deaths, but allow women to make the most of their education and opportunities so that they can contribute to the growth of their societies and communities.The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: As Tanzania grows, it’s essential that young people and women are empowered to take control of their lives, education and health, fulfil their potential and play a role in the future prosperity of their country. The resulting economic growth is opening up opportunities for UK business in the country, as we move towards a future of shared prosperity. The next phase of DFID Tanzania’s education programme (£41.6 million) will: Also during her visit, Ms Mordaunt travelled to Dar es Salaam port to see how the UK is sharing expertise to help Tanzania crack down on organised crime and corruption which hold back development. This includes strengthening border posts to prevent trafficking of products from the Illegal Wildlife Trade.Notes to Editors The UK will provide £8 million to share UK expertise to improve Tanzania’s criminal justice and legal systems to help tackle corruption which holds back development.
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Spencer Ware wants to keep playing, plans to reach injury settlement with Colts In late July, Reich told reporters that seeing Kevin Durant suffer an injury in the NBA Finals had influenced his thinking on how to bring Luck back up to speed. Durant tore his Achilles in his first game back after missing a month with a calf injury.”We didn’t really talk about it, but I think we all knew it,” Reich said of Durant’s injury (via the Indianapolis Star). “I was certainly thinking it. When you see something like that happen, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s why we do what we’re doing.'” The Colts continue being cautious with quarterback Andrew Luck and his strained calf.Coach Frank Reich told reporters Luck will sit out practices Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Colts claim running back D’Onta Foreman off waivers “Continuing to progress with his strength, still a degree of pain that he’s not comfortable with,” Reich said (via 1070 The Fan). “Obviously we’re not comfortable with putting him out there. We’re going to continue to work with our medical staff on the plan moving forward.”The 29-year-old quarterback strained his calf this spring and missed the Colts’ OTAs and minicamp, although Reich said in June he would have been able to play if there were a game. Related News Luck has participated in three training camp practices, all as a limited participant, and said he feels as if something would pull when he moves a certain way. According to NFL.com, Luck’s status has led the Colts to consider carrying three quarterbacks on the roster to open the season.
All draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEDay two at the Seniors 2006 NTL was action packed, unfortunately the doctor was called on more frequently, three times in one timeslot for popped shoulders alone.MENS 30’S: The surprise of day two in the Mens 30’s division has to go to the Defence Warriors, who held the Scorpions to a 6-6 draw and the Suns to a 4-4 draw. The Defence side will definitely be a team to be wary of come finals time.The Suns may be sitting down in sixth but matched it with the Mets for most of the game, despite going down 7-4. The Suns, like the Cobras, seem to have enough talent to be challenging the leaders but are producing inconsistent results.The Sharks are also lurking, with the Mens 30’s kicking off the day three action tomorrow. The battle is certainly on.WOMENS 30’S: After 6 rounds in the Womens 30’s it is the Sydney Scorpions who sit atop the ladder with 6 wins. They did survive a scare against the Southern Suns today though, their 4-3 win was close all the way and the Suns definitely look like they have the goods to hurt the Scorpions.The Mets sit in third behind the Suns, but will need to lift their defense a little if they want to challenge the Scorpions and Suns.In other quality matches, the Brisbane City Cobras held off the Hunter Western Hornets 3-2, while the Rustlers held off the Barbarians 11-5. Despite the loss, it was a high scoring match, filled with some great dives and team efforts.The Rustlers backed that win up with a 3-1 loss to the Scorpions, restricting their scoring ability but being able to finish it off themselves. The Cyclones also competed well against the Scorpions, a 4-2 loss nothing to be discounted.MENS 35’S: In the Mens 35’s the Sharks and the Mets are leading the way, undefeated after five rounds, and looking strong as we head towards the finals. The Scorpions and Rustlers also look like they have the potential to challenge come finals time, they’re rounding out the top four, look to be well above the bottom four teams and the Scorpions only narrowly lost to the Mets 4-3.In other matches the Cyclones held of the Eagles 6-3, while Geoff Perrin from the Southern Suns and Shannon Brophy from the Sharks are leading the touchdown scorers with six each.WOMENS 35’S: After six rounds in the Womens 35’s the competition is looking fairly even, with the Sharks sitting on top of the ladder despite their loss to the Hornets yesterday.The wins and losses have been up and down with teams above losing to those below, it’s impossible to pick a winner. The bottom placed Rustlers upset the Hornets who had upset the top placed Sharks…do you see what I mean?As the teams face each other again tomorrow, it will certainly be an interesting division,MENS 40’S: The Scorpions and Suns are both at the top of the ladder, undefeated after five rounds in the Mens 40’s division. The Scorpions are being lead by players such as the Cheung brothers and Cliff Lyons. The Scorpions had a good day with 11-2, 13-3 and 14-1 being their winning scores for the day. Peter Stephens is leading the scoring charge with ten touchdowns for the tournament so far.The Suns definitely don’t have the scoring power of the Scorpions, but will be hoping their strong defense can minimise that come finals time.The Sharks and Warriors fill out the top four spots, although the Eagles and Mets have also proven they can challenge for a top four spot.WOMENS 40’S: The Cobras and Scorpions are leading the field in the Womens 40’s, but with the Scorpions inflicting a 4-1 win over the Cobras in the last round of the game, the Scorpions seem to have the upper hand in the division.The Suns and Northern Eagles also look to have the ability to perform in this division, while surprisingly, the Hornets (winless and at the bottom of the ladder) held the top placed Cobras to a 1-1.Once again this is a division where anything could happen!MENS 45’S: The Brisbane City Cobras and Northern Eagles are sitting second on the ladder after tow days, both undefeated, while the Sydney Mets look like the most likely challenger.It was a great day for the ACT, recovering from their two losses on day one with wins over the Rustlers and the Sharks. As the teams head towards the final two days of action, it seems that a mighty effort will be needed to get anywhere near the leading Cobras and Eagles. MENS 50’S: The Hornets have dropped to third in the pool, with the teams above them yet to have their bye and also due to their 3-3 draw with the Rustlers.After winning the past three titles it looks as though some teams may have caught up to the Hornets…it will certainly be an interesting division over the coming rounds!The Cobras are currently leading the way, their 4-2 win over the Suns was an exciting match, while Barry Herbert from the Hornets is leading the competition with 6 touchdowns.The Scorpions and Suns are proving they are no easy-beats in the Mens 50’s division and the competition will certainly tighten up as injuries begin to cause trouble for all teams come the latter stages of the tournament.Keep tuned to the website for all the day 3 action tomorrow!
Arsenal aim to close Denis Suarez deal with Barcelona on Mondayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hope to close a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on Monday.The 25-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, and is believed to be keen on a move to join the Gunners this month.According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Emery will push for a deal that included an option to buy at the end of the season.He tweeted: “Arsenal is continuing to talk with Barcelona for Denis Suarez (agreement with Sanllehi).”Unai Emery has offered a transfer on loan with option to buy. Blaugrana prefers a permanent deal.”Monday there will be new contacts between Gunners and Barca.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Chelsea have three signings lined up for Januaryby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have three potential signings lined up ahead of the January transfer window.The Blues are still serving a two-window ban, but are planning to bolster their ranks IF their transfer suspension is lifted.Gazzetta dello Sport says Chelsea have their sights set on Chievo midfielder Emanuel Vignato, Atalanta star Ruslan Malinovskiy and Bournemouth’s 22-year-old Lewis Cook.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is eager to bolster his ranks having been unable to make any signings since his appointment. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
New Delhi: After almost tenth day of the dehydration, hunger and with the plummeting blood sugar level the eleven Jawaharlal Nehru University students, who had commenced a hunger strike on March 18 to get the Vice-Chancellor of JNU to listen to their demands over the arbitrary changes in the University’s admission policy, have called off their strike.Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president N Sai Balaji made a statement among the large gathering of the students and J Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA), ” We called off the hunger strike now, on the condition that all the students will support us in getting rid Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderof this V-C and any other Mamidalas in other universities and this government that is enabling them,” However, JNUSU said that they intended to launch a stiff anti-BJP campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha poll in upcoming month to ensure that the existed government would be voted out of power. “We will march to Parliament and start a movement to defeat this government,” he added. He further added that the decision to call off the strike came after a concerted request on the part of the JNUTA’s Atul Sood who read out a declaration – a charter of demands made by the forum of the people of India and the government- ending with a call to end the strike. The decision had been mulled over for two days not, ever since worsening health parameters of the eleven students coincided with a stubbornness on the part of the VC to meet with them or pay heed to their demands. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMoreover, JNUTA in a reading of the Sabarmati declaration (Adopted by the JNUTA National Convention of Universities — ‘Shiksha, Samajik Nyay, aur Sangharsh’ on 27 March 2018), Professor Atul Sood placed the following points; “Public education must be publicly funded. Academic institutions are in a state of collapse. He added that we reject all these schemes and policies and at least 1.5 out of 6 pc of the GDP spent on education.
New Delhi: The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 302 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 122 for the Congress-led UPA and 118 for “non-aligned” parties. The poll of polls predicted BJP making major gains in Odisha and West Bengal, two states where it has been relatively weak but where it put a lot of effort to gain ground. It predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 10 seats in Odisha and 14 in West Bengal. Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), it said, was likely to win 10 seats while West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress was predicted to win 26 seats. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework However, it predicted that the BJP-led NDA will suffer losses in Uttar Pradesh and will get 49 seats compared to 73 seats it won in 2014. The grand alliance of the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal was poised to win 29 seats in the state while the Congress was likely to win only two seats. In Bihar, it predicted that the ruling NDA will sweep the polls winning 32 seats, while eight will be won by the Grand Alliance that includes the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and other parties. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports The BJP-Shiv Sena combine was predicted to suffer some losses in Maharashtra where its tally is expected to come down from its 2014 tally of 42 to 36. The Congress-NCP combine, it said, was likely to win 11 seats in the state. The poll of polls predicted significant gains for the DMK-led front in Tamil Nadu, predicting that it will win 27 seats compared to 11 by the AIADMK-led front that includes the BJP. It predicted that the Congress-led UDF was poised to win 14 seats in Kerala while five seats would be won by the ruling LDF and one by the BJP. It predicted the BJP retaining its dominance in Gujarat, Rajasthan (it won all seats in the two states 2014) and Madhya Pradesh. The poll of polls projected that BJP is likely to win 24 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 23 in Gujarat and 22 in Rajasthan. The Congress is expected to win five in Madhya Pradesh and three each in Gujarat and Rajasthan, the poll of polls said. In Andhra Pradesh, it said that the Telugu Desam Party was poised to win 10 seats and the YSR Congress 15. In Chhattisgarh, it predicted that the BJP was poised to win six seats compared to five by the Congress. The poll of polls predicted the BJP almost repeating its performance in Haryana and Karnataka. It predicted eight seats out of 10 seats for BJP in Haryana and 19 in Karnataka and two and nine respectively for the Congress in the two states. The poll of polls said that the ruling TRS was likely to win 14 seats in Telangana, while two seats could be won by the Congress and one by the BJP. It predicted that Congress would win eight seats in Punjab and the SAD-BJP combine will win four and the AAP one. In Jharkhand, the tally is likely to be eight for the NDA and five for opposition alliance that includes the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress. In Delhi, the poll of polls predicted six seats for the BJP and one for the Congress.
OSU junior forward Danny Jensen (9) during a game against Cleveland State on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerThe ninth-seeded Ohio State men’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Sunday after a 3-1 loss against No. 8 Stanford in the third round of the NCAA tournament. After a shaky start to the 2015 season, the Buckeyes got hot, building an eight-game win streak en route to an overall record of 13-7-3. The 13 victories are the second-most in program history. With the win, the Cardinal improved to 16-2-2 overall and advanced to the quarterfinals.Freshman midfielder Abdi Mohammed scored the Buckeyes only goal of the game in the second half, leveling the match at 1-1. However, Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and junior forward Jordan Morris netted two second-half goals to solidify the win for Stanford. Stanford came out of the gates pressuring the Buckeyes, but the Scarlet and Gray held strong in the first half, preventing the Cardinal from scoring.Morris, who is also a member of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer team, had the first good look of the half in the 17th minute, but his shot went off the side of the net.OSU junior forward Danny Jensen had a clean look for the Buckeyes in the 23rd minute, but his strike missed to the left. Despite a scoreless first half, the Cardinal were clearly the aggressor in the game, giving coach John Bluem’s squad reason to be concerned for the second half. In the 48th minute, OSU junior defender and co-captain Tyler Kidwell made an unbelievable play — a goal-saving clearance in front of the net — to keep the Cardinal off the board.However, Kidwell’s save was not enough for the Buckeyes, because just five minutes later, Stanford scored its first goal of the game.Morris received the through ball and poked it in front of the net.Although the Scarlet and Gray were down a point, they managed to remain calm and make a comeback.In the 62nd minute, Mohammed tied the game with a header assisted by junior defender Austin Bergstrom.Back-and-forth play ensued for roughly the next 15 minutes before Morris put his team back on top with another goal in the 78th minute.With only 10 minutes left to play, the Buckeyes needed to score in order to stay in the game. Jensen attempted a header, but his shot was saved.Stanford’s Corey Baird put the nail in the season’s coffin in the 88th minute when he scored off a turnover by the Scarlet and Gray. Overall, shots were 19-11 in favor of Stanford, while the Cardinal also held a 5-1 lead in corners.Despite the loss, OSU overcame a rough start to its 2015 season, earning the Big Ten regular season title and advancing to the Sweet 16 for just the fourth time in program history.Regardless of the end result, it was a successful season for Bluem’s squad.