Good Week, Bad Week: Sunshine returns, a Papal stamp and a call for resignation

first_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleRemember the Game: Castletown survive scare to capture the 2000 U-12 ‘B’ Hurling League titleNext articleCul Camps, Daniel O’Donell and Love Island ending – It’s our tweets of the week Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Community Pinterest Facebook Jordan Percy It’s a good week for the visually impaired Laois teen who is not letting lack of sight keep him from his passion for wrestlingRathdowney EasyridersLaois charity organisation ready to cycle 220km for charity make it a great week for the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association.Men in LaoisIt’s a wonderful week for any Laois man who fancies himself a looker as Laois’s Hottest Men is back … and we want your nominations!BAD WEEK FOR…Brendan Howlin A Portlaoise-based Labour county councillor has called for a leadership contest within the party, and on Brendan Howlin to resignRathdowney-Erril Clonad dumped last year’s beaten finalists Rathdowney-Errill out of the championship in Shanahoe this week.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Medals galore for Buggie School of Irish Dancing at Leinster Fleadh Cheoil By Sarah Cullen – 4th August 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img Home We Are Laois Good Week, Bad Week: Sunshine returns, a Papal stamp and a call… We Are Laois TAGSBad WeekGood Weekgood week bad week WhatsApp Good Week, Bad Week: Sunshine returns, a Papal stamp and a call for resignation As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’.To see who has had a good or bad week, we look at different news stories happening in Laois and involving Laois people. Most importantly, it’s all a bit of fun.GOOD WEEK FOR…WeatherHeatwave predicted for Laois this bank holiday weekend is one story that lifted the rain cloud from our head’s this week.One Laois Designer “It’s such a huge honour,” Laois designer delighted to put her stamp on Papal visit makes for once in a lifetime news this week.Pauline Madigan Warm council welcome as Pauline Madigan takes her seat making it a great week for Fianna Fail. Twitter Rugby Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Financial District sales price jumped 123% last quarter: report

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Sales prices in the Financial District prove to be an outlier in Lower Manhattan and the borough as whole (iStock)The Financial District’s sales market drove activity in Lower Manhattan last quarter.Platinum Properties’ quarterly market report found that sales and rental markets stuttered back to life as prices slid and deal volume remained low, with the exception of FiDi’s sales market.The median sales price in FiDi increased last quarter to $1.89 million from $848,000 at the same time last year — a 123 percent jump. The average price per square foot is now $1,805, up from $1,096.Platinum’s sales manager Michael Rider said the brokerage, which transacts in Lower Manhattan primarily, saw a mix of first-time buyers and homeowners trading up to bigger apartments in the neighborhood.The number of deals in the neighborhood have nearly crept up to last year’s level as well — there were 44 sales last quarter compared to 47 a year earlier.In Battery Park City, the median sales price fell 14 percent year-over-year last quarter to $749,000, down from $857,000 a year earlier. That pencils out to median price per square foot of $1,054 compared to $1,142 last year.The number of deals has not recovered with a mere 7 deals last quarter, compared to 20 the year before.Across Manhattan, the number of home sales were down 46 percent.center_img TagsBattery Park CityFinancial DistrictResidential Market ReportResidential Real Estatelast_img read more

Newlywed Refugees In Canada Get Surprise Wedding Party From Town

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A Syrian refugee couple had more to celebrate at this reception than just a wedding. They were feting new friendships with sympathetic strangers in Saskatchewan, a place they now call home.A CBC reporter had interviewed the couple about a story on mental health and refugees. Chatting after the interview, Eman Bare learned Mohamad Al-Noury and Athar Farroukh fled bombings in their hometown just days after their wedding and spent their honeymoon in a refugee camp, before making the journey to Canada.GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSAthar had mentioned she didn’t even get the chance to have wedding pictures taken, so Bare offered to snap some of the bride in a few days. Once the story hit social media, people in Saskatoon decided to set things right.One woman baked a wedding cake, another donated a wedding dress and suit for the groom, and a hotel gave the party a banquet room.CHECK Out: $700 Tip Leads to Rehab Support For Humble Pizza Delivery Man (WATCH)The couple thought they were on their way to their impromptu wedding photo shoot when Bare surprised them with the news, as they opened the door.“We’re blessed that we’re in Saskatoon and we’ve seen a lot of great things and met a lot of great people and it’s a dream come true for us,” Farroukh told CBC News.Photo: Eman Bare, TwitterInvite Your Friends To The Party, Share This…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

NSC, Secure Innovations and Concept Inc., sponsorships for schoolboys boxing c/ships

first_imgThe National Sports Commission (NSC) and Secure Innovations and Concept Inc. are the latest to partner with the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) for the staging of the fourth Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championships later this month. The timely partnerships were made official yesterday when Director Of Sport, Christopher Jones presented a sponsorship pact to President of the association, Steve Ninvalle during a simple ceremony at the Commission’s headquarters.Moments later, Harold Hopkinson, the CEO of Secure Innovations and Concept Inc. presented a ringside boxing bell to Ninvalle. Hopkinson stated that he chose to make the presentation of the bell after noticing the one that was used at the Novices Championships needed to be replaced.Director Of Sport, Christopher Jones presented a sponsorship pact to President of the Guyana Boxing Association, Steve Ninvalle during a simple ceremony at the Commission’s headquarters yesterday.Ninvalle thanked Jones on behalf of the government for the continued support and explained that the sponsorship will go a long way in the development of the local boxing. The GBA head then disclosed that the event will be renamed after a standout local amateur boxer on Friday. Meanwhile, Jones then pledged the government’s continued support for the annual international fixture. “We have recognized the growth of this championships and we will continue to lend support. These youngsters have the opportunity to expose their talent and we will be aiding in their development” said Jones.The annual championships will be staged from August 16-18 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and is scheduled to feature boxers from Barbados, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. It is a significant improvement for a tournament which started with just three countries. E-Networks, Courts, Associated Packers Industry (API) and Massy Distribution are among the other sponsors so far. The championship is scheduled to commence at 18:00h nightly. Ringside tickets cost $1,500 each, stands $500 and season tickets (every day) $4,000.last_img read more

No changes to PUP list as veterans report to Owings Mills facility

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — As notable veterans such as Ed Reed, Ray Rice, and Anquan Boldin reported to the Ravens’ training facility on Wednesday morning, Baltimore conducted its final practice consisting only of quarterbacks, rookies, and select veterans coming off injuries.Players didn’t wear helmets in what amounted to little more than a walk-through that lasted less than two hours. Only two linebackers — rookies Courtney Upshaw and Nigel Carr — were required to report early, meaning other players such as defensive tackle Bryan Hall had to fill in at linebacker during the 11-on-11 team portion.There were no changes in attendance to what media saw on Tuesday as defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee surgery), offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele (back spasms) and Jah Reid (calf strain), and wide receiver David Reed (ACL surgery) did not participate in practice. All four players remain on the active physically unable to perform list.Linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon surgery) remains on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehab his injury.Reid watched practice while searing a sleeve on his right calf, as coach John Harbaugh revealed Tuesday that the second-year lineman suffered a setback in rehabbing the calf after he was injured on the final day of mandatory minicamp.McPhee worked on conditioning and ran pretty smoothly as he continues to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery that sidelined him for most of organized team activities this spring.With the Wednesday morning signing of veteran linebacker Ricky Brown, the Ravens now have 88 players on their preseason roster. They are allowed to have a maximum of 90, but any players on the non-football injury list or the PUP list count against the 90-man limit.Fresh off signing a new five-year contract last week, Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice is scheduled to meet with media at 5 p.m. while future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis will talk with reporters at 6 p.m.last_img read more