Rubberbandits blame the curse of St Munchin

first_imgPrint Advertisement WHILE “corruption and cronyism” are two words that have been bandied about a lot in recent days, Limerick hip-hop comedy duo Rubberbandits have their own unique take on the City of Culture row.Rapper Blindboy Boatclub told the Limerick Post that he believes that the maelstrom that ensued this week was not down to “a sense of corrupt entitlement among the elite”, but in fact, all caused by the curse of St Munchin.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “According to the Bard of Thomond, Munchin put a curse on the people of Limerick because nobody would help him build his church. His curse states that no Limerick person will ever be successful in their own town. We knew from the beginning of the City of Culture festival that it was Munchin’s curse at work, rather than shoddy organisation by unqualified people,” Blindboy explained.The ‘Horse Outside‘ star also revealed that following a heated public meeting in Clarion Hotel last Friday, the duo then hatched a plan to save City of Culture. According to Blindboy, the first part of their mission was to locate the true site of St Munchin’s original church.“It is not opposite King John’s Castle as many believe, but further downriver near Barringtons Pier. It’s a long abandoned tiny tenth century stone church named Kilrush Church, located just beside Villiers in a housing estate,” the Rubberbandit declared.“At approximately 9pm on the night of January 3, we entered the abandoned stone church for a highly secret meeting with the spirit of St Munchin. We encountered the spirit as he sat on a plastic stool where once the altar stood. He was short and white, about the size of a sheep, he wore a Man United Jersey and his hands were sticky from centuries of Cleaves Toffee.“After a tense chat which mirrored the gathering in the Clarion, we reached an agreement. St Munchin promised us that he would lift his curse on Limerick for 365 days and nights. In exchange, we agreed to upload him onto the internet so that he may look at pictures of girls wearing their going out clothes on facebook,” the Limerick rapper announced.The Rubberbandits are now confident that Limerick City of Culture 2014 can proceed to “do the great things it is capable of doing, free from the curse of St Munchin”.And that, as they say, is Limerick Cittaaay! #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img Previous articleLimerick show for 65daysofstaticNext articleFurther arrests over robbery of casino winner Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSBlindboy BoatclubfeaturedHorse OutsideLimerick National City of Culture 2014Music LimerickRubberbanditsSt Munchin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsRubberbandits blame the curse of St MunchinBy Alan Jacques – January 9, 2014 1803 Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

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Botswana fans set to back Uganda in final Pool C game

first_imgBatswana celebrate their victory Saturday in the World Youth netball cup. They will be fully behind Uganda today.TODAY 6PM: Uganda   vs  Jamaica ?? (live updates bottom)Gabarone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Uganda’s She Pearls will be assured of home support at the UB Indoor Sports Arena when they take on fancied Jamaica in a Pool C decider on Wednesday.After Uganda tamed the hosts on Monday, Botswana put themselves back in the race for a quartefinal place by shocking Jamaica 48-46 on Tuesday in the ongoing Netball World Youth Cup. Victory for Uganda over Jamaica will guarantee the hosts a place in the quarterfinals.At six points, Botswana and Uganda are in the driving seat for a place in the quarters, but a victory for Jamaica will complicate Pool C.A victory for Jamaica will see three teams tied with six points, and according to the rules the goal ratio would determine who advances.  Uganda have a huge goal difference already and are favourites to top the group, and depending on the margin of victory for Jamaica, the result could still see Botswana through.The She Pearls look good bets to make it as it is unless they suffer a massive collapse against Jamaica. Jamaica on the other hand have to beat Uganda by more than 6 goals to deny Botswana.The winner of the Group will take on Group D runners-up Fiji on Thursday at 1pm,  with the Group C runner up to face Group D winners England.The Netball World Youth Cup is the pinnacle of netball competition for emerging players who are under 21 years of age and the INF has held an U21 international competition every four years since 1988.The African countries competing are Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana.This is the first time the  International Netball Federation (INF) is holding an international event on the African continent.POOL C 0Grenada300380268-1880 15Uganda3300179102776 2017Botswana 1988Canberra, AustraliaAustralia Position in WYNC2013FlagTeam NamePLWDLGFGAGDPTS POOL D 0Botswana4301212159536 1992Suva, FijiNew Zealand 4England3300242751676 9Fiji330017786916 1996Toronto, CanadaAustralia 8Trinidad and Tobago200255130-750 YearLocationWinnercenter_img 0Cook Islands3003121145-240 2005Fort Lauderdale, USANew Zealand Position in WYNC2013FlagTeam NamePLWDLGFGAGDPTS 2009Rarotonga, Cook IslandsAustralia 2000Cardiff, WalesAustralia 6Wales3102130147-172 2013Glasgow, ScotlandNew Zealand 0Malaysia300369224-1550 3Jamaica3201159111484 Tweets about @IntNetballPreliminary roundPOOL C VIDEOS RELATED Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Police Body Cam Video of Rayshard Brooks’ Shooting Released

first_imgWARNING: Video contains disturbing images and sound. Viewer discretion is advised.Atlanda, Georgia — The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office says the 27-year-old black man shot and killed by police in Atlanta on Friday, Rayshard Brooks’ death was a homicide.Brooks was shot twice in the back during an altercation with two officers who were trying to arrest him for DUI in a Wendy’s parking lot.The whole thing started with Brooks falling asleep in his car in the drive-through line at Wendy’s. The police were called, administered a sobriety test and then things escalated when they tried to make an arrest.Video from the scene shows Brooks in a scuffle with the arresting officers who attempt to us a TASER on him. Somehow Brooks got ahold of the stun gun and threw a punch at another officer before bolting. The officer’s pursued him and one officer fired his weapon when Brooks turned around and aimed the TASER at him.The Wendy’s where the shooting occurred was burned to the ground during protests Saturday night.“RIP Rayshard” is spray painted on a sign as as flames engulf a Wendy’s restaurant during protests Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Atlanta. The restaurant was where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police Friday evening following a struggle in the restaurant’s drive-thru line. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Also in the aftermath, one officer was fired and the police chief resigned. The terminated officer was identified as Garrett Rolfe, who was hired in October 2013, according to Atlanta Police Department Sergeant John Chafee. In addition to his wife, Brooks leaves behind three daughters and a step son.last_img read more

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Top class Laura wins qualifier for Grand Medal Final

first_img22 May 2014 Top class Laura wins qualifier for Grand Medal Final Yorkshire teenager Laura Morrison dashed from the exam room to the golf course – and won her way into England Golf’s Grand Medal Final. Laura sat her GCSE Business Studies exam yesterday morning, before hurrying fron Leeds to Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club in County Durham where she won the North Region Medal Final with a net score of five-under 68. The 16-year-old leads 10 qualifiers for the Grand Medal Final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club on June 28. They are: Laura Morrison of Garforth, Anne Moyle of Hexham, Louisa Brunt of Ashton-under-Lyne, Jennifer Langrish of Stocksfield,  Roanne Tomlinson of Haydock Park, Pauline Bramley of Hallamshire, Sarah Chapman of Wath, Mary Kay of Thirsk & Northallerton,  Natasha Martin of Beamish Park, and Neeve Fisher of Hebden Bridge.    All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2013. Laura won the event on countback and commented: “It was great, I’m a little bit in shock! My aim was to qualify, to win it is just amazing.” The five-handicapper put together a gross score of level par 73 and remarked: “I was pretty steady throughout the round and then holed a par putt on the last of about eight or nine feet, which was crucial.” Laura started playing golf when she was eight and has represented both the Yorkshire girls and Yorkshire ladies’ second team. Last season she cut her handicap from eight to five and this year her target is three. This was the fifth of six Regional Medal Finals. The East, South, Midlands North and Midlands South finals have already taken place. The South West final will be played at Forest Hills, Gloucestershire, on 25 May. North Region Medal Final Houghton-le-Spring Par 73, CSS 73 Net qualifying scores 68 Laura Morrison  (Garforth) Anne Moyle (Hexham)     70 Louisa Brunt  (Ashton-under-Lyne), Jennifer Langrish (Stocksfield)    71 Roanne Tomlinson (Haydock Park) Pauline Bramley (Hallamshire) Sarah Chapman (Wath) Mary Kay (Thirsk & Northallerton) 71    72 Natasha Martin (Beamish Park) Neeve Fisher (Hebden Bridge)     For full scores please click herelast_img read more

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Studio West Dance Academy Presents Holiday Classic Nutcracker Ballet

first_imgSubmitted by Studio West Dance AcademyFalling snow.  Dancing flowers.  An enchanted dragon.  Extraordinary dreams.  What more could you want to help celebrate the season?  How about a magician for an uncle?  A grand holiday party?  Come enjoy all of these moments December 14-16 at Studio West Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker.Wondering if there is something for every member of the family?  While it is a ballet, it also has a mighty dual between a prince and a king.  A Rat King.  The fight scene is replete with soldiers, mice, rats, and Clara.  There’s even a miniature model cannon.Coming for the first time?  The story of The Nutcracker is iconic, but the portrayal is unique to each production.  Here are some fabulous elements to watch for in Studio West’s depiction of the tale.  A wheel of cheese 6 feet across.  Clara’s Uncle Drosselmeyer way up in the theatre balcony and then just a blink later down on the stage.  A gaggle of Mini-Drosselmeyers (Mini-D’s as a nod to the mini-me character of Mike Meyer).  A dancing bear.  The flashing of fireflies in the night sky.  Life-sized dolls that pop out of enormous presents.  An Arabian genie who rises up out of a giant lamp, and dances suspended from the ceiling.  A working grandfather clock.  And a pair of white mice that appear throughout the story (have your little ones keep count of how often they are on stage).Is attending Studio West’s Nutcracker already a family tradition?  One of the hallmarks of the dance theatre’s production is the commitment to create change each year.  Says co-director Stephanie Wood, “We know that we are welcoming both first time audience members as well as those who come back year after year.  They return because of their memories, and we want to add to that- so there is always something new to surprise them.”A sleigh is being debuted this year, designed and built by studio crew chief Don Wood.  It is currently in the hands of trusted crewmember Leslie Brodie, and being decorated in her shop.  Not even the directors know what it will look like, “They are keeping it hidden away until the big reveal.  We can’t wait to see it!” says Wood’s partner Mary Cecelia Zechmann.Other details for the seasoned audience member to watch for?  Mother Ginger, played in drag and on sky-scraping stilts by Nat Boggs, has a brand new dress, all  25 feet of it.  And for the eagle-eyed among you, watch for the book Clara’s mother reads while seated on the couch.  Can you see the cover?  It is updated annually with the ballet’s production poster.All of this magic and so much more takes place at SPSCC’s Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts December 14-16.  Tickets are available under ‘Studio West Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker’ at olytix.org. Facebook121Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Marina Expansion Delayed But Predict Spring Opening

first_imgOCEANPORT – The long awaited rebirth of the former Fort Monmouth Marina on Riverside Avenue has hit a snag over red tape, official ownership, and an expansion that includes a restaurant and a bar, as well disgruntled neighbors.Still, officials and the operators expect at least a portion of the marina to be operating by spring.Operators, who say they are happy to secure all the proper permits and meet with neighbors to address their concerns, predict the boat launch and 71 slips on Oceanport Creek will open May 1, with slip space applications for boaters expected to be available later this month. Boat rentals including kayaks, paddleboats and other small crafts will be run by Red Bank Marina. The operators have hired a general manager and trained Italian chef for family-friendly fare including burgers, soups, salads, dinner items, a bar menu and a lighter menu in summer. The restaurant will be open year-round.The renamed Marina at Oceanport was leased by Asbury Park Development Partners (APDP) through the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) last year, beginning its resurrection following years of dormancy exacerbated by extensive Superstorm Sandy damage.The new operators opened outdoor portions and boating to the public last summer. Partners in APDP, Fuller “Trip” Brooks and Mario Criscione, went on to enter into exclusive purchase agreement negotiations with FMERA, and are expected to take over full ownership soon under the name Marina at Oceanport Partners LLC.That company includes Criscione, Brooks, and “agents” of APDP, Criscione’s daughters, Deanna Queenan and Jessica Sarnak.One of the issues in the complex scenario is the issuance of three violations and who’s actually responsible for each.Two of three violations cited by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Coastal Land Use Compliance and Enforcement under the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) occurred while the Army still owned the fort; the third involves work on the building by the new operators.The property is technically owned by the Army so the new operators are conferring with their attorneys to determine whether the Army is responsible for the pre-existing violations and what their next course of action should be.“We did get approval on each of our building changes and expansions from FMERA and got all proper permits from Oceanport,” Sarnak said. “We are only missing CAFRA. We didn’t know we needed it. FMERA includes DEP officials and we relied on their expertise. We were given approval to continue to work on the footprint and anything already in existence. If we are able to receive a temporary Certificate of Occupancy, we will be able to open the main indoor bar and a portion of the outdoor seating with a separate bar. FMERA has been wonderful to us.”Irate Riverside Avenue neighbor Michael Sikand, an unsuccessful bidder on the marina, however, has different ideas. He publicly vowed to stop the restaurant from opening at the February 26 FMERA meeting. Speaking for himself and the neighbor directly adjacent to the marina property, he called the expansion “illegal” adding, “People will be drinking 30 feet from residents’ homes near their yards and kids.” Sikand called for an independent investigation to determine what actually happened, ending with, “We will make sure the marina does not open this spring.” He accused officials of ignoring his previous correspondence on the alleged violations.“We acted immediately, visited the site, took measurements and photographs and notified (Oceanport Borough Administrator) John O. Bennett,” explained FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman. “The marina operator is preparing CAFRA applications. We are supporting that process and responded in an appropriate manner.” Work has stopped on the portion of the building cited in the state’s Notice of Violation.At issue is the expansion of a previously existing marina building by approximately 1,750 feet and the change in use into a restaurant and bar, as well as the expansion of the building over the top of the bulkhead.“The Army has a different permitting process and should be able to help us with permitting,” Queenan said. “We are still in the early stages to determine the best course of action.” She said the two pre-existing violations performed by the Army include a bulkhead on the west side of the property and reconfiguration of some docks that the DEP found the Army performed without a permit.“Existing docks have been reconfigured, expanded or extended beyond the limits of the license area by the Army,” she added. “We haven’t reconfigured the docks because we thought it was done properly. The building was there. Our objective is not to create noise and traffic. The property is zoned commercial. No one has reached out to us to ask about our plans. We would be more than happy to sit and discuss it with the neighbors.”“The state owns the property up to the mean water line,” said FMERA Director of Facilities Planning Rick Harrison. “We are trying to bring the property to full compliance. It must be resolved. We are working with the DEP and expect the marina will be open for the boating season and the restaurant open in spring.” By John Burton and Laura D.C. Kolnoski. John Burton can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

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