Limerick students shortlisted in Doodle 4 Google

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick students shortlisted in Doodle 4 GoogleBy admin – February 18, 2013 665 Twitter Previous articleLIT students plan treats of All SortsNext articleWeekend Munster Rugby Fixtures admin Four Limerick students have been named as finalists in the fifth annual Doodle 4 Google competition. They are now amongst 75 Irish students in with a chance of having their doodle displayed on the Google Ireland homepage for millions of people to see. Everyone in Limerick is now being urged to visit and vote for Jordan, Siobhan, Emma and Patrick.The following students are among 75 regional finalists in with a chance of winning the competition:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ·        Jordan Kelly (Group 2) from Colaiste Mhichil, Sexton Street·        Siobhan Danaher (Group 4) from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale·        Emma O’Connor (Group 4) from Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton·        Patrick Moynihan (Group 5) from St. Clement’s College, South Circular RoadThe 75 finalists were selected by a panel of judges, including rugby player Robert Kearney, Gary Granville, Professor of Education at the National College of Art and Design and Marianne Kelly, former Assistant Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.The finalists will now battle it out to top the public vote and to win the Doodle 4 Google title.Voting will close on the 4th of March. The five most popular doodles, one from each age category, will go forward to the final where one of Google’s professional doodlers will select the overall winner.John Herlihy, Head of Google Ireland, said, “This year we had the most entries that we’ve ever had, over 2,500, so our judging panel had an extremely tough time selecting the 75 finalists. Every one of our entrants should be tremendously proud of their success. Now, it’s over to the public to select our five class group winners. So I urge everyone in Limerick to go online, check out the fantastic creativity of our finalists and to vote for their favourite.”The five class group winners and their teachers will receive a Chromebook each. The overall winner will have their doodle shown on the Google Ireland homepage for a full day in April 2013. The winner’s school will also receive a €10,000 technology grant from Google and for the first time the winning student will receive a scholarship of €5,000 to go towards their college studies.For more information and to vote for the winning doodles go to: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Claudio Ranieri determined not to let Leicester bubble burst

first_img They scored the goals in the 2-1 win against Chelsea which ultimately cost Jose Mourinho his job. Mahrez set up Vardy for his 15th goal of the season, registering his seventh assist, before the little Algerian netted his 11th goal of the campaign. And Ranieri was even more bullish when asked about Leicester’s hopes of hanging on to the star duo during the January transfer window, insisting that he had told them “you are going nowhere”. “Already I spoke to the two guys. I didn’t wait for them to answer!” said Ranieri. “I suggest to them it is much better they continue with us. We are in good flight now. W e continue together, we can improve, to help grow up the team. “I won’t consider (selling) in the summer either. In my mind they are the first I want to keep and continue with this group, it is a good group. “It is important to maintain this mentality. This friendly group.” Ranieri will have to make a couple of enforced changes against Everton on Saturday. Danny Drinkwater (hamstring) came off injured against Chelsea and will miss the trip to Goodison Park while Robert Huth received his fifth yellow card of the season against the champions and is suspended. Andy King will replace Drinkwater in central midfield while Ranieri will choose between Marcin Wasilewski and Yohan Benalouane to fill in at centre-back in Huth’s absence. Press Association Claudio Ranieri believes this season could be the start of something big at Leicester. After their great escape last season, the Foxes were once again tipped for a battle against relegation but under Ranieri, who replaced Nigel Pearson during the summer, they have defied the odds and currently sit proudly at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Victory against Everton on Saturday will guarantee Leicester are the Christmas number one – and only one team in that position in the past five years – Liverpool in 2013-14 – have failed to go on and lift the title. Ranieri’s side head to Goodison Park nine points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham and in a strong position to qualify for next season’s Champions League but the Italian has always maintained that reaching 40 points, the widely-accepted total required for Premier League survival, remains the aim. However, in a change of tack, Ranieri welcomed Sir Alex Ferguson’s assertion that Leicester could win the title and that he had always wanted to turn Leicester into a Premier League force. “I have read about who is top at Christmas Day will win the league, blah, blah, blah… but this is a strange league. Everything is strange,” said Ranieri. “Maybe it is right to listen to Sir Alex, because he is not involved in this race. “Of course I would like to win. Who doesn’t like to win the Premier League? Sir Alex knows about horse racing and about how the horses arrive in the last 10 metres or 100 metres. I want my horses at the end of the race. “This year for us is a good time to build. Now, nobody believes in Leicester. I hope in the next (few) years, everybody has to put Leicester in the top of the league. I want to build with this group, to be at the top for next season. “My owner asked me to be safe (from relegation). The rest is for us. I am very ambitious. I hope the players are even more ambitious than me.” Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been instrumental in Leicester’s meteoric rise this season. last_img read more

GBA writes Government, GOA on Olympic Qualifiers preparation

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has started early canvassing for support to prepare a team for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers and to send one to the Caribbean Championship.GBA last week dispatched letters to the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) outlining its intention to send a four-man team to the Olympic Qualifiers set for March 26 to April 3 in Argentina.In the letter to the GOA, seen by Chronicle Sport, GBA president Steve Ninvalle declared that there must be a genuinely serious approach to preparation of athletes if the country is to claim medals at major international competitions.“The Qualifier for the Americas will be held in Buenos Aries, Argentina from March 26 to April 3, 2020 and we cannot overstate the importance of Guyana’s participation at this event, which is included in our four-year programme.GBA president Steve NinvalleThe GBA also shares the widely embraced view that boxing is still Guyana’s best chance at gaining a medal at the Olympics. However, there must be a genuinely serious approach to the preparation of athletes in order for that view to become reality.With this in mind, GBA is now requesting that you explore the possibility of funding for overseas preparation of the boxers through the Olympic Solidarity, Pan American Sport Organisation and the GOA.“Sir, it is only apposite that if we call on our boxers to compete against the best in the world with any measure of success, then we should provide the tools that will allow them to participate competitively.“After careful deliberation our Coaches Commission recommended a two-month preparation stint at the High Performance National Centre in Girardo Cordoba Cardin, Cuba or any other suitable location, for the four boxers. There they will  be exposed to a wealth of sparring partners, techniques, appropriate equipment and will rub shoulders on a daily basis with some of the best fighters in the world.” Ninvalle wroteA similar letter was dispatched to the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones. According to Ninvalle, GOA president K. Juman-Yassin gave his usual prompt reply and has since been advising the association on the way forward.“To put it mildly we are encouraged by the response from the GOA president who has always been supportive of our efforts.“It is because of Mr Yassin that Keevin Allicock could have prepared in Cuba for the Pan Am Games and brought us so close to a medal,” Ninvalle said.Both Yassin and Jones were furnished with a budget for the overseas preparation for the Olympic Qualifiers.In addition, Ninvalle warned that Guyana will obviously relinquish the Caribbean Crown if it fields a small team to the Caribbean Championships to be held in Trinidad and Tobago from December 6 to 9.“This year Guyana will be going for a double. Last year we won the Senior and Junior Caribbean Championships. This year we have already retained the Juniors (Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors).  We will have to send a team of at least 16 boxers if we are to retain the senior Caribbean title that we worked so hard to achieve,” Ninvalle stated.The GBA head, who is also vice-president of the Americas Boxing Confederation, noted that Barbados has already registered a team of 20 while the host nation will have no less than a 30-man strong team.  Guyana will select a squad following the Terrence Alli National Open, scheduled for next month-end.last_img read more