first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan.Pic. Emma Jervis/ Press 22LIMERICK TD Maurice Quinlivan has revealed that he made the decision not to take a front-bench position with Sinn Fein after requesting a new role in the opposition party.Speaking to the Limerick Post this week, Deputy Quinlivan said: “My decision not to take on a front-bench position was made following numerous conversations with our Party President, Mary Lou McDonald. It was my decision and I have requested a new role that will leave me, I believe, best positioned to serve the constituents of Limerick City much better.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ”I now am the only opposition TD in Limerick. I am very proud of my efforts in the last Dáil as our spokesperson on Jobs, Workers Rights and Pay Equality and appreciate the trust that was placed in me by my colleagues and I am excited to commence a new role within our talented Dáil team, a role that should will be announced pretty soon.”Deputy Quinlivan believes the new Sinn Féin front bench team for the 33rd Dáil will be the most effective opposition in the history of the State.“Our front bench team is ready for this challenge. My party are eager to play a constructive role in this Dáil and are ready to hold each Minister to account on behalf of our constituents.“The Sinn Féin front bench is extremely strong. I am delighted that colleagues such as Pearse Doherty and Eoin O’Broin have remained in their roles. I am equally pleased that we have injected new voices to this team.“We believe we have a team that can make a strong contribution in this Dáil and I am eager to support my colleagues in this effort. This team is oozing with talent and I look forward to working with my colleagues closely as they tackle their specific briefs.”Quinlivan went onto describe representing the constituents of Limerick as an “honour”.”I am grateful they have demonstrated such confidence in myself and Sinn Féin. We received massive support in the February election, and we will be making every effort to achieve the change that this country and our city needs,” he concluded.center_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMaurice Quinlivan Previous articlePOSTPONED: 2020 Rás Tailteann delayed until 2021Next articleShannon training programmes go virtual Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin LimerickNewsQuinlivan passes front bench for new role in partyBy Alan Jacques – July 10, 2020 843 Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

first_imgRoman Babakin/iStock(BOSTON) — A Connecticut woman filed a lawsuit against Harvard University on Wednesday, claiming it has “shamelessly” profited from images of two 19th-century slaves and ignored requests to turn the images over to the slaves’ descendants.Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, said the images depict her family’s ancestors, two South Carolina slaves identified as Renty and his daughter, Delia, who were forced to pose shirtless and photographed by a Harvard professor to support his theory that Africans and African-Americans were inferior to whites, according to the lawsuit.“For years, Papa Renty’s slave owners profited from his suffering — it’s time for Harvard to stop doing the same thing to our family,” Lanier, who says research proves her to be Renty’s great-great-granddaughter, said in a statement. “Papa Renty was a proud and kind man who, like so many enslaved men, women and children, endured years of unimaginable horrors.” “Harvard’s refusal to honor our family’s history by acknowledging our lineage and its own shameful past is an insult to Papa Renty’s life and memory,” Lanier added.Lanier is seeking an unspecified sum in damages for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation,” according to the suit. She is also demanding that the university turn over the photos and acknowledge her lineage.The images were captured by former Harvard professor Louis Agassiz and used “to justify both the ongoing enslavement of black people prior to the Civil War and their segregation afterward,” Lanier’s attorneys said in a statement. “These photographs make it clear that Harvard benefited from slavery then and continues to benefit now,” civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said in a statement. “We cannot erase the wrongs of the past or the legacies of slavery within higher education, but we can forge a new path of respect, dignity and equality moving forward.”The attorneys said Harvard “celebrated” Agassiz as recently as this year and have never sufficiently repudiated his work. They also accused the Ivy League university of running a “decades-long campaign to sanitize the history of the images” and exploiting them “for prestige and profit,” according to the lawsuit. “To Agassiz, Renty and Delia were nothing more than research specimens,” the suit, filed in Massachusetts state court, says. “The violence of compelling them to participate in a degrading exercise designed to prove their own subhuman status would not have occurred to him, let alone mattered.”Harvard has buildings named after Agassiz, including the Louis Agassiz Museum of Comparative Zoology.When asked to comment on the claims, a Harvard spokesperson said the university “has not yet been served, and with that is in no position to comment on this lawsuit filing.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgThe psychedelic electronic project, Shpongle, has announced its final live performance, which will take place at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 3rd and 4th of 2019. Headed by Simon Posford, also known as the producer Hallucinogen, and Raja Ram, the duo have pioneered the psybient genre, which fuses hints of world music with the ambient and trance genres.While Posford has frequently performed Shpongle DJ sets around the country, it’s rare that the full Shpongle LIVE experience comes together with both Posford and Raja Ram and a slew of other performers, including drummer Joe Russo. These concerts are known for their immersive experience, which also includes trippy dancers and artists to supplement the performance.As Joe Russo noted on his Facebook page, “This is it!!! I’m honored to have been performing with this incredible group for the better part of the last decade. THESE WILL BE THE FINAL Shpongle (Simon Posford) LIVE SHOWS! I can’t think of a better place than Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to say goodbye. Make sure to grab tickets. These will go fast! <3 …puts on face paint………”However, while these shows will certainly close a chapter of Shpongle’s enduring history, this does not mean that the project will totally be coming to an end. Per a statement on Shpongle’s website, “Although this is their last full public concert, Shpongle will continue to enchant and delight with future studio recordings and album releases.”Tickets for Shpongle LIVE’s final performances at Red Rocks on May 3rd and 4th, 2019, go on sale on Friday, September 28th, at 10 a.m. MT.last_img read more

first_imgWinning a tournament is always beneficial to a golfer’s bank account.So you can imagine a victory at the Masters earns the champion a ton of money. But it’s not just the first-place finisher who comes away with a large payday. The payouts to everyone up and down the leaderboard are substantial. Here is how much the Masters champion will make in 2019, as well as the payouts of other finishers and a comparison to the purses at the other three majors. TIGER TRACKER: Best moments from Tiger Woods’ Masters victoryWhat is the Masters purse for 2019?The purse for this year’s Masters will be $11.5 million, surpassing $11 million, which was the total the last two years. The news comes after the Players Championship raised its purse to a record $12.5 in 2019.How much money does the winner get?In addition to the green jacket, the winner of the Masters will get a cool $2,070,000. Patrick Reed made $1,980,000 as last year’s champion, and it’s not a surprise that with the purse increasing, so does the prize for first place. The winner’s share first increased to over $1 million when Tiger Woods won the 2001 Masters. For the first nine years of the tournament, the champion took home only $1,500.The Masters champ will get more money than the winner of any major last year. The $2 million prize for winning the U.S. Open was the highest in 2018.  What are the Masters payouts?Tiger Woods will take home over $2 million for winning the Masters. While nobody will claim the entirety of the $1 million-plus second place payout, a trio of runner-ups will still get paid nicely. Part of the reason why the Masters has such high payouts even further down the list of finishers is because of its smaller field compared to the other majors and most other PGA Tour tournaments. GolferPlacePayoutTiger Woods1$2,070,000Dustin JohnsonT-2$858,667Xander SchauffeleT-2$858,667Brooks KoepkaT-2$858,667Webb SimpsonT-5$403,938Jason DayT-5$403,938Tony FinauT-5$403,938Francesco MolinariT-5$403,938Jon RahmT-9$310,500Patrick CantlayT-9$310,500Rickie FowlerT-9$310,500Bubba WatsonT-12$225,400Justin ThomasT-12$225,400Justin HardingT-12$225,400Matt KucharT-12$225,400Ian PoulterT-12$225,400Aaron Wise17$184,000Patton KizzireT-18$161,000Phil MickelsonT-18$161,000Adam ScottT-18$161,000Si-Woo KimT-21$107,956Matthew FitzpatrickT-21$107,956Kyle StanleyT-21$107,956Kevin KisnerT-21$107,956Rory McIlroyT-21$107,956Jordan SpiethT-21$107,956Lucas BjerregaardT-21$107,956Thorbjorn OlesenT-21$107,956Charley HoffmanT-29$78,200Bryson DeChambeauT-29$78,200Louis OosthuizenT-29$78,200Viktor Hovland (a)T-32—Hideki MatsuyamaT-32$68,042Gary WoodlandT-32$68,042Charles Howell IIIT-32$68,042Kevin TwayT-36$55,488Henrik StensonT-36$55,488Tommy FleetwoodT-36$55,488Jimmy WalkerT-36$55,488Alvaro Ortiz (a)T-36—Patrick ReedT-36$55,488Rafa Cabrera BelloT-36$55,488Keegan BradleyT-43$44,850Keith MitchellT-43$44,850Haotong LiT-43$44,850Corey ConnersT-46$37,950Kevin NaT-46$37,950Andrew LandryT-46$37,950Kiradech AphibarnratT-49$32,430Marc LeishmanT-49$32,430 What are the payouts for golf’s four majors?The purse for golf’s other three majors hasn’t been finalized for this year, so all payout distribution is based off 2018 results.PGA Championship PlaceGolferPayout1Brooks Koepka$1,980,1002Tiger Woods$1,188,0003Adam Scott$748,000T4Stewart Cink$489,250T4Jon Rahm$489,250T6Thomas Pieters$334,712.50T6Francesco Molinari$334,712.50T6Justin Thomas$334,712.50T6Gary Woodland$334,712.50T10Rafa Cabrera Bello$261,985T10Tyrrell Hatton$261,985T12Jordan Spieth$187,747.14T12Chez Reavie$187,747.14T12Brandon Stone$187,747.14T12Daniel Berger$187.747.14T12Kevin Kisner$187,747.14T12Shane Lowry$187,747.14T12Rickie Fowler$187,747.14T19Zach Johnson$113,125T19Kevin Na$113,125T19Jason Kokrak$113,125T19Justin Rose$113,125T19Matt Wallace$113,125T19Julian Suri$113,125T19Webb Simpson$113,125T19Jason Day$113,125U.S. Open PlaceGolferPayout1Brooks Koepka$2,160,0002Tommy Fleetwood$1,296,0003Dustin Johnson$812,9274Patrick Reed$569,8845Tony Finau$474,659T6Xander Schauffele$361,923T6Tyrrell Hatton$361,923T6Henrik Stenson$361,923T6Daniel Berger$361,923T10Webb Simpson$270,151T10Justin Rose$270,151T12Russell Knox$221,825T12Matthew Fitzpatrick$221,825T12Zach Johnson$221,82515Kiradech Aphibarnrat$190,328T16Hideki Matsuyama$163,438T16Louis Oosthuizen$163,438T16Haotong Li$163,438T16Paul Casey$163,438T20Rickie Fowler$122,387T20Steve Stricker$122,387T20Charley Hoffman$122,387T20Dylan Meyer$122,387T20Brian Gay$122,387The Open ChampionshipPlaceGolferPayout1Francesco Molinari$1,890,000T2Justin Rose$694,250T2Rory McIlroy$694,250T2Xander Schauffele$694,250T2Kevin Kisner$694,250T6Eddie Pepperell$327,000T6Tiger Woods$327,000T6Kevin Chappell$327,000T9Tony Finau$219,000T9Matt Kuchar$219,000T9Jordan Spieth$219,000T12Patrick Cantlay$154,500T12Thorbjorn Olesen$154,500T12Ryan Moore$154,500T12Tommy Fleetwood$154,500T12Webb Simpson$154,500T17Jason Day$109,714T17Pat Perez$109,714T17Charley Hoffman$109,714T17Adam Scott$109,714T17Erik Van Rooyen$109,714T17Zach Johnson$109,714T17Alex Noren$109,714last_img read more