A spaceman comes travelling to Limerick

first_imgTwitter Cllr Kevin Sheahan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County welcomes space travel icon to Limerick, former NASA astronaut Alfred ‘Al’ Worden.Picture: Keith WisemanONE of only 24 astronauts to fly to the Moon visited the offices of Limerick City and County Council this week during his two-day trip to the Mid West.Former astronaut Alfred ‘Al’ Worden was welcomed to Merchants Quay by Cathaoirleach Cllr Kevin Sheahan. Mr Worden’s visit to Limerick also saw him host a lecture at LIT and attend a dinner in The Pavilion Restaurant at the University of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Worden is one of five men and the only one still living who flew further from Earth than any others when their Apollo 15 command module travelled to the far side of the Moon in 1971. The Michigan native, now 82, was the Command Module pilot for the lunar mission, which also saw him perform the first deep-space EVA during Apollo 15’s homeward journey.In 2011, Worden’s memoir ‘Falling To Earth’ made the LA Times Bestseller list.Welcoming Mr Worden to Limerick, Cllr Sheahan said: “Al’s story is unique and his memories of his pioneering Apollo 15 mission remain as clear today as they did some 43 years ago. His visit to LIT and UL will no doubt inspire science students and those looking to fulfil their career goals, no matter how lofty they may be.”Cllr Sheahan also acknowledged Paul Ryan, a Ballybricken native and space enthusiast who invited Mr. Worden to visit Limerick. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsA spaceman comes travelling to LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 19, 2014 817 WhatsApp Email Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Previous articleRobin Williams’ tribute film Mrs Doubtfire supporting ADAPT servicesNext articleCompany undertakes to remove waste within 3 weeks. Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print TAGSAl WordenCllr Kevin SheahanlimerickLimerick City and County Council Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

NFU urges farmers to speak with MPs on neonicotinoids ban

first_imgThe National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has advised farmers to speak to MPs and members of the European Parliament on a proposed blanket ban of neonicotinoids on outdoor crops.The call comes in response to European Commission proposals to widen neonicotinoid restrictions to ban all uses on field-grown crops, extending its current restrictions to include non-flowering crops.The NFU is calling on the Commission to reconsider the proposal to enable time for discussion with member states and the industry. It has written to the European Commission outlining its concerns and the consequences that it would have on farmers.Guy Smith, vice-president for the NFU, said a blanket ban of neonicotinoids on outdoor crops would be devastating for farms across the country.“Neonicotinoid seed treatments form an incredibly important part of the integrated pest management approach which farmers adopt,” Smith said. “I know it would make implementing this approach more difficult for farmers without these seed treatments.“By denying UK farmers these key crop production tools, our competitors, who have access to these products, are being gifted a market. If politicians are made aware of the consequences of a ban, they may be persuaded to vote against one.”In April 2017, new Great British Bake Off presenter Prue Leith urged shoppers to back British farming.last_img read more

Weekend Picks: Canaan Valley Resort Wild Thing Weekend

first_imgCanaan Valley Resort in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, is inviting you to come to the valley and get wild this Saturday, March 1, for their Wild Thing Weekend. With more than 8 inches of fresh powder in the last three days and more on the way, everyone is hoping for an awesome powder weekend on the slopes. Limited lodging is still available for the weekend.  For the latest conditions, view the resort’s live webcam.Besides skiing, boarding and tubing, event activities include: a hot wing eating contest, boardercross comps, frozen t-shirt contest, and the Infamous Pond Jump. Kids will enjoy the saucer and lollipop races for the younger ones. Catch Bucky on the slopes and enjoy the outdoor live entertainment.In the evening, once the ski area closes, don’t miss the torchlight parade. Enjoy the Prime Rib Buffet in the Hickory Dining Room, DJ/Karaoke entertainment in the Laurel Lounge, and Glow Ice Skating (with free rentals). Get wild at Wild Thing Weekend.Canaan Valley Resort, 230 Main Lodge Rd., Davis, WV 26260; Reservations: (800) 622-4121last_img read more

Cyprus Showdown: Matthew Jordan and Johannes Veerman head final-round qualifiers | Golf News

first_img Johannes Veerman has carded back-to-back 64s after matching his second-round score on Saturday Johannes Veerman has carded back-to-back 64s after matching his second-round score on Saturday

EC Senior Receives Prestigious Scholarship

first_imgSunman resident and current East Central High School Senior Luke Weisenbach has received a full ride scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.According to school officials, Weisenbach is the first student East Central history who has earned such a prestigious honor.More than one-third of the nation’s space flights have included MIT-educated astronauts, and the college has also produced 29 Nobel Prize recipients. Among many notable alumni, graduates from the internationally acclaimed university include astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Oliver Smoot.last_img

Reeling in a family tradition on the Bay

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisFor the 5th year PNC Bank and the Michigan Brown Trout Committee opened the tournament for our little ones in the Kiddie Classic. Here’s a story of love…hope…and brotherhood with the Birminghams.Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/WBKBTV/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/WBKB11 Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wbkbtv/AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ACC students uncover the forgotten Village of BellNext Gathering the facts from the lost Village of Belllast_img