Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services

first_imgTwitter LimerickNewsRathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer servicesBy Alan Jacques – September 2, 2019 1287 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleGarda graduates march to an educational beat at University of LimerickNext articleNew marketing campaign to get more students into Limerick city centre Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin INDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue and Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey have come together with the family of the late Francie Meade to raise funds for the Mid West Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Francie Meade of Five Roads, Rathkeale passed away after a brief but brave battle with cancer on September 22 last year. During his treatment his wife Geraldine and sons Bryan and Andrew stayed at Brú Columbanus in Cork and will never forget the kindness they were met with from this voluntary organisation in their time of need.In Francie Meade’s memory his family and many friends will now host a fundraising weekend in Rathkeale on September 28 and 29 to raise money for vital cancer care services. All of the money raised will be donated to Mid Western Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew, Geraldine and Bryan Meade planning the memorial weekend in memory of Francie Meade.The fundraising weekend will kick off with a soccer tournament on Saturday September 28 at Rathkeale Astro Turf (Rathkeale AFC) from 4.30pm.On Sunday, September 29, a Road Run featuring vintage and modified cars, vintage and modern tractors, and motorbikes will commence from the Five Cross Roads. Registration will take place at the Five Roads Service Station from 10.30am.  Also on the day there will be afternoon tea and a cake sale at the Parish Hall in Rathkeale from 2 to 6pm.Cllr O’Donoghue and Cllr Teskey are urging all to get behind this very worthy cause and to remember Francie Meade – a man, they say that “helped many and always went out of his way to help those in need”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSBrú ColumbanusCllr Adam TeskeyCllr Richard O’DonoghueFrancie MeadelimerickMid West Cancer FoundationRathkeale WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2 seasons

first_imgThe sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City’s holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club’s chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce.The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players’ images in marketing campaigns.There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi’s Executive Affairs Authority.“As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million,” Pearce wrote. “The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness.”City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. A leaked 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA’s lead FFP investigator being celebrated: “1 down, 6 to go.”Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions in a bid to curb unfettered spending on players regardless of the owners’ wealth.The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros.Questions have been raised about how the leaks were obtained that now cast a shadow on the reputation of City.A Portuguese man, Rui Pinto, has been implicated in the obtaining of damaging information about European football. Pinto’s lawyer, Francisco Teixeira da Mota, said his client has been helping law enforcement in other European countries with investigations into their clubs’ finances. Pinto was extradited last year to Portugal from Hungary, where he had lived since 2015, after Portuguese police investigations concluded he hacked into computers in his home country. He has been held in detention in Portugal since March.A Portuguese judge ruled last month that prosecutors have enough evidence incriminating Pinto for him to stand trial. Pinto is accused of attempted extortion and hacking into secret information held by Sporting Lisbon and the Portuguese soccer federation, including financial dealings.___More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___ Associated Press The verdict was delivered on Friday to City following a hearing of UEFA’s club financial control body on Jan. 22. “The adjudicatory chamber, having considered all the evidence, has found that Manchester City Football Club committed serious breaches of the UEFA club licensing and financial fair play regulations by overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016,” UEFA said in a statement. “The adjudicatory chamber has also found that in breach of the regulations the club failed to cooperate in the investigation of this case.”The ban has no impact on the women’s team participating in the Champions League.City’s men play Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 this month but would not get to defend the title if they lift the European Cup for the first time. In a statement claiming UEFA’s investigation was “flawed” and “left little doubt in the result,” City announced plans to appeal. “This is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA,” the club said. “With this prejudicial process now over, the club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity.”Among football leaders calling for City to be punished was the head of the Spanish league who has been critical of how “funding by state-aid distorts European competitions.”“UEFA is finally taking decisive action,” La Liga President Javier Tebas said on Friday. “Enforcing the rules of financial fair play and punishing financial doping is essential for the future of football.”City could yet face additional punishment in England where its financial dealings are still being investigated by the Premier League. City has been transformed into a leading team in world football since being bought in 2008 by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family, winning the Premier League four times since 2012. City has endured a problematic title defense on the field this time, sitting second in the Premier League 22 points behind Liverpool. The City Football Group, of which City is the key component, was valued at $4.8 billion in November after U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake bought a stake of around 10% for $500 million. Silver Lake became the second major partner in the group, with a Chinese consortium owning 12% of the equity. There are partner clubs in New York, Melbourne and Yokohama, among others.City has never disputed the authenticity of the information contained in internal emails that were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel in November 2018 and shows alleged schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with FFP.The UEFA statement on Friday did not reference any specifics of the evidence that led to the punishment In 2015, Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City’s stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2 seasons February 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football’s wealthiest clubs.The Abu Dhabi-owned team was also fined 30 million euros ($33 million) after an investigation that was sparked by leaked internal correspondence showing City overstated sponsorship revenue and masked the source of revenue from deals to tied to the Gulf nation in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.The punishment prevents City from playing in any European competition, including the Europa League, until the 2022-23 season. It could have a significant impact on the club’s ability to sign players and retain manager Pep Guardiola, whose contract expires after next season. last_img read more

University Ridge offers lots to public, Badgers

first_imgNot everyone gets the chance to play between the white lines at Camp Randall Stadium. Not everyone is fortunate enough to shoot a free throw at the Kohl Center. Everyone, however, does get the opportunity to keep it straight and on the short grass at University Ridge Golf Course. University Ridge is located just over seven miles from campus, and allows one and all a little taste of what Badger golf is really like.The Ridge is a public course, and one that should not be passed upon when looking for golf around the Madison area. URGC was constructed by worldly renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., eventually opening to the public in 1991. Jones had much to work with, as the current terrain was formed through glacier movement thousands of years ago. It is the glaciers that were partially responsible for the naming of the course, University Ridge, as hills and valleys are prevalent throughout.Recently, University Ridge went through a meaningful renovation. This renovation added just less than 400 yards of length to the championship tees, a large upgrade from the previous distance of 6,888 yards. One reason for the renovation was for the course itself, and to attract more relevant outings and tournaments. This scheme has worked thus far, as URGC will host the Wisconsin Open in 2015.Also, the renovation adds difficulty for the state-bound golfers in high school competition each year. Since 1994, University Ridge has been the site for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association high school state championships. This stands for both the boys’ and girls’ competitions with the girls’ contest held in the fall, and the boys’ in late spring. University Ridge is a course for all types of players, but more importantly, it is the course for the Wisconsin Badgers.University Ridge has been the home course for the Badgers throughout the tenure of current men’s head coach, Jim Schuman. Though his competitive golfing days are over as a player, Schuman is able to keep the competitive instincts flowing while taking a business-like approach to his coaching position. Schuman went into detail regarding all that University Ridge offers to his players, describing it as one of the best college courses in the country. “The university is unbelievably lucky to have a course such as University Ridge”, Schuman said.The renovation project was also headed by URGC designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. and was completed in 2008. In total, the advancement owned a price tag of $3.1 million and was broken into various parts. A spacious, 33-acre, new practice facility is one of the main components to the improvement. Within the practice facility there are four practice greens exclusive to the Badger golf teams, leaving one extra green for the general public. The driving range was also redesigned and enlarged to accommodate UW golfers.Fourteen of the 18 holes at the Ridge were lengthened, increasing the difficulty for the Badgers. Schuman placed great importance on the lengthening of the course.“The renovation of University Ridge, in terms of its length, going from 6,900 yards to 7,300 yards, is giving us a lot more accurate picture about what we might see on the road, relative to scores, than maybe when it played at 6,800 or 6,900 yards,” Schuman said. “We went from probably a two and a half to a three shot differential, based on what we would see in qualifying, to about a one to one and a half shot differential.”Besides the constant challenges that the course provides for Badger golfers, URGC also presents the Badgers with exclusive club storage.Included in the renovation is a 250-acre plot that was originally destined for a second 18-hole course, giving UW a future outlook of golf at University Ridge. The improvement has made the difference for University Ridge when compared to the other neighboring golf courses; in which many have already offered their golf services to the Badgers. Though not located on campus, URGC has Schuman sold. “University Ridge, right now, is really providing everything we need to get prepared for the events we’re playing,” he said.The par-72 course can speak for itself, as it maintains a 74.9 slope rating. The Ridge was also rated sixth by Golfweek in its 2010 Best Campus Courses. Though Badger golf isn’t always affiliated with top 10 polls nationally, their home course, University Ridge, certainly is.last_img read more

NBA: Draymond Green regrets fight with ex-GSW teammate Kevin Durant

first_imgAlso Read: NBA: Clippers’ Patrick Beverley Fined For Throwing Ball Into StandsGreen also opened up about how he denied coach Steve Kerr’s order to apologize to Durant. He said that Kerr asked him to apologize to Durant and he didn’t do that just because he had to come to grips with himself over the incident. He also saw a look on Durant’s face that showed that he was hurt and what bothered him more than anything was that he had no clue on how to fix things between the two. Written By 10 months ago NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world LIVE TV Also Read: NBA News: Watch PJ Washington Break NBA Record By Scoring 7 3sHe admitted the fact that once he was able to get over his stubbornness and accept his mistake, he was able to move on.Also Read: NBA: Scores, Updates And Highlights From All The Games On October 24NBA: Draymond Green’s fight with Kevin Durant during Golden State Warriors game  Last season, Green and Durant got into an on-court disagreement last November in a regular-season game against the Clippers after Green grabbed a rebound and didn’t pass to Durant, who was open. The incident went till the locker room after which Green was suspended for one game without pay for conduct. Green said that he lost Durant’s trust and didn’t know how to get back. He also said that he loved him like his brother.  WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA: Watch Kyrie Irving speed through Wolves defencecenter_img Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 23:57 IST NBA: Draymond Green Regrets Fight With Ex-GSW Teammate Kevin Durant NBA: Last season Green and Durant got into an on-court disagreement in a regular-season game against LA Clippers after Green grabbed a rebound and did not pass. 10 months ago NBA: Clippers’ Patrick Beverley fined for throwing ball into stands 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics player ratings Suraj Alva First Published: 24th October, 2019 23:57 IST Golden State Warriors (GSW) fans won’t forget the day when Draymond Green lashed out at his former teammate Kevin Durant after a loss to the LA Clippers in their NBA clash last season. With Green apologizing to Durant after the incident, it looks like the duo had moved on following the incident.Also Read: Dream11 GSW Vs LAC: Team News, Match Predictions And AnalysisThis season though, things are very different with Durant leaving GSW for Brooklyn Nets. However, Green admitted in a leading sports podcast that he was probably wrong in lashing out at his teammate. 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Live streaming details and broadcast schedule in India FOLLOW USlast_img read more