Santa comes early to Limerick EuroMillions player

first_imgWhatsApp Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution Previous article#WATCH Air traffic controllers will guide Santa to the Mid WestNext articleCregan comfortably elected as new Limerick GAA Chairman Editor TAGSartsAshbourneChristmascultureeuromillionshealthheritagelimerickMalahideNewcastle WestSportwelfare EuroMillionsTwo lucky EuroMillions players in Dublin and Limerick woke up to early Christmas presents this morning having scooped €500,000 on last night’s EuroMillions plus draw.The National Lottery is advising players in both counties to check their tickets to see if they have landed the cool festive prizes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winning tickets were sold in the Tesco store on the Limerick Road in Newcastlewest and in Donnybrook Fair, Malahide.The winning numbers were 4, 6, 22, 30 and 48.A National Lottery spokesperson said today: “What a year it has been for our EuroMillion Plus players. Last night’s wins brings to 31 the total number of €500,000 EuroMillions Plus wins in 2017. We are delighted that this will be such a special Christmas for two of our players.”“We are advising the lucky winners to mind their tickets safely and we look forward to seeing them in our Winners Room when we are open again from Thursday, December 28.There is still an outstanding EuroMillions Plus prize of €500,000 from Co Meath remaining to be collected from the draw on September 26. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at Kilmoon Service Station in Ashbourne.Around 30 cent in every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over Ireland in the areas of health, sport, welfare, arts, heritage and culture.More local news here Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsSanta comes early to Limerick EuroMillions playerBy Editor – December 23, 2017 5973 Linkedincenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! Email Advertisement Missing you this Christmas Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000last_img read more

Sandberg named Class Day speaker

first_imgSuccessful businesswoman, best-selling author, and Harvard alumna Sheryl Sandberg ’91, M.B.A. ’95, has been chosen as the 2014 Class Day speaker. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org, will address seniors in Tercentenary Theatre on May 28, the day before Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.“Sheryl Sandberg has been an inspirational advocate, thinking critically about social issues and striving to make a positive difference in our world. As we go forth from Harvard, we’re hopeful to hear from her on how we can realize what’s important to us not only professionally but also personally, and what we can do to see a more equitable society,” said First Marshal Jen Zhu ’14.Soon after receiving her M.B.A., Sandberg became a senior official in the U.S. Treasury Department. She joined Google in 2001, becoming vice president of global online sales and operations. In 2008, Sandberg became the chief operating officer at Facebook.“Her career has spanned government, business, and tech. She took huge risks professionally, joining both Google and Facebook in their early days, when each company’s business model was not yet certain. She is an inspiring leader, activist, and businesswoman. We are overjoyed that she will be addressing us at Class Day,” said Marshal Virginia Fahs ’14.Sandberg is also the author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” published in 2013. The best-selling book, which discusses barriers women face in reaching their professional goals, inspired LeanIn.org, an organization “committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals.”“Sheryl Sandberg’s work and advocacy have sparked valuable discussions within our class and around campus, especially as we look forward to entering the professional world. Her ideas and example challenge us to think and act critically as soon-to-be graduates,” said Marshal Roland Yang ’14.Class Day ceremonies, which will begin at 2 p.m., will also feature Harvard orators Adam J. Conner ’14 and Christie L. Disilvestro ’14, Ivy orators Zack W. Guzman ’14 and Jenna D. Martin ’14, the Harvard University Band, and remarks from interim Harvard College Dean Donald Pfister.“The Senior Class Committee is ecstatic to bring Sheryl Sandberg to Class Day,” said Irene Chen ’14, a senior class committee member. “Because she was Harvard College Class of 1991, she can relate to the Harvard undergraduate experience, and we look forward to hearing her thoughts on Class Day.”last_img read more

Gibson stuns Caribbean boxing champion Eastman with first round stoppage

first_imgBy Faizool DeoA CRUSHING right-hook emerging from a barrage of shots by the Guyana Defence Force’s Clairmont Gibson dropped Caribbean Lightweight champion Jamal Eastman (Rose Hall Jammers) in the first round of the semi-finals in the lightweight division on Saturday night in the Terrence Alli, Elites, Youths and Females Open Championships.Eastman, who had floored his Trinidadian opponent with a single blow in their regional championship battle last year, was the clear favourite for the national title again this year. It was, however, the experienced soldier who took the initiative early by pouncing on the defending champion.Omar Sukhdeo caught Osbert Robertson with two solid shots to end their heavyweight clash.When the referee stopped the bout, Gibson and most of the patrons at the National Gymnasium erupted in celebrations.Gibson, who was runner up to Caribbean Bantamweight Champion Keevin Allicock over the last few years in this competition, had moved up in weight (from 56kg to 60kg). After the fight, he stated that he was in immaculate shape and was ready to stop all challengers at the lightweight division.Last night, on the final night of the championships, he was expected to meet fellow GDF boxer Delroy Fordyce, who had gotten past Shemar Halley of the Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) Gym.Halley, who had boxed his way to the Novice and Intermediate Best Boxer trophies this year, lost on points to Fordyce, who said he stuck to the fundamentals to gain the win.Along with those two bouts, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) also claimed three other wins of the seven semi-final fights carded for night two. Their main rivals, FYF Gym had also made their mark on the penultimate night with two wins.The night opened with an exhibition clash between GDF boxers Jermain Grant and Lincoln Murray, before the bantamweight boxers got into the ring.GDF’s Julius Kesney stopped Raphael Sebastian (Rose Hall Jammers) in the first round of the first bantam semi-finals, while Asheer Al Azeem (FYF) got the win against Clinton Clarke (GDF) after three rounds.The welterweight battle was another first-round finish as GDF’s Kevin McKenzie worked his way through the defence of Shemar Beaton (Ricola) just before the end of round one and caught him on his nose.The heavyweight battles were also exciting.FYF’s Omar Sukhdeo recorded his fifth win in seven fights when he caught GDF’s Osbert Robertson late in the first round with a right cross and a left hook combination, which floored his opponent.After both boxers dropped the other early, Robertson took control and a few combinations seemed to have hurt the FYF boxer, but Sukhdeo was able to deliver two excellent shots, which ended the fight in 1:44 seconds.In another battle, a Super heavyweight bout, GDF’s Antonio Williams was able to wear down Stephen Chan to win on points.Both fighters had their moments early in the clash, but Williams proved the aggressor in the second. Chan, who seemed to be conserving his energy by defending a lot, was hit one-time too many, which eventually weakened his defence.Last night, 11 finals were scheduled to be run off at the National Gymnasium.last_img read more