Cycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarship

first_imgFacebook Email Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleLaw Link, defence to debt collection proceedingsNext articleForget strapless – get ‘Glamorous Bra Straps’ admincenter_img ON this Saturday, a group of 10 cyclists will commemorate K2 mountaineer Ger McDonnell by cycling 112kms from Kilcornan in Limerick to Doolin in Clare, passing through Askeaton, the Tarbert Ferry, Kilrush, Ennistymon, Lahinch and Lisdoonvarna.They hope to raise funds for the Ger McDonnell Memorial Scholarship Fund at DCU, where Ger studied Electronic Engineering.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ger came to world attention in August 2008 when he became the first Irish person to scale K2 and was subsequently killed in the single worst accident to have taken place on K2.In a memorial service shortly after the accident, his brother JJ recounted how Ger once cycled from his native Kilcornan in Co. Limerick to Doolin in Co. Clare to post a letter. This summer Ger’s university classmates will recreate this epic cycle as part of a fund-raising drive. Their aim is to raise 50,000 euro to fund a scholarship in Ger’s name for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to study engineering at DCU. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarshipBy admin – July 15, 2009 731 WhatsApplast_img read more

Haitian-American artist honored

first_imgHaitian-American musician and record producer Wyclef Jean has been named 2010 Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation of Harvard University. The Grammy Award-winning musician will receive the group’s most prestigious medal at the annual Cultural Rhythms award ceremony on Feb. 27.The Harvard Cultural Rhythms festival will begin that day at 3 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. The award will be presented around 4 p.m. There also will be an 8 p.m. performance.“His contributions to music and distinguished history of creativity have been appreciated by people throughout the world,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, “and he is admired worldwide for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of the people of Haiti.”Jean began his musical career as part of the Fugees, a hip-hop trio that rose to fame in 1996 with its second album, “The Score.” The multiplatinum record earned the group two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album.Jean launched his solo career in 1997 with “The Carnival,” which featured artists such as Célia Cruz and fellow Fugees Pras and Lauryn Hill. Praise for the multiplatinum album emphasized its musical influences, including hip-hop, reggae, folk, disco, soul, “Son Cubano,” and Haitian music. The album earned Jean three Grammy nominations, including Best Rap Album. He has since received three more nominations, including one for “Million Voices,” which also earned a 2005 Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture (“Hotel Rwanda”).He is widely known for his humanitarian work through the Yéle Haiti Foundation, which promotes sports and the arts in Haiti. This support includes thousands of annual scholarships, soccer programs for at-risk youth, and free outdoor films in neighborhoods without electricity. The organization distributes food to communities in need throughout Haiti and mobilizes emergency disaster relief, including its current efforts in response to the devastating earthquake in the Port-au-Prince area.The Harvard Foundation, the University’s center for intercultural arts and sciences initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year. Previous awards have been presented to such artists as Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, and Herbie Hancock.For performance times and ticket information.last_img read more

Kings Park Woman Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 49-year-old woman was killed after she crashed her car in her hometown of Kings Park on Wednesday evening.Suffolk County police said Anna Devecchis was driving a Nissan Rogue westbound on Route 25A when her vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree at 6:20 p.m.The victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.Fourth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img read more

Ex-Golden Eaglets Star, Philip Osondu is Dead

first_imgFormer Nigeria’s Under-17 Golden Eaglets’ star boy, Philip Osondu is dead. The Canada ’87 U17 player was reportedly died in Belgium at the age of 48 after taking self to the hospital to be examined on Thursday.Osondu was said to have felt unwell at work and decided to visit the hospital where he subsequently died.Osondu played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never featured for the senior team.In 1987 he participated in the World U-16 tournament in Canada in which Nigeria reached the final, but then lost on penalties to the then Soviet Union. He was voted the best player of the tournament of the competition and was awarded the Golden Ball.Osondu was born on 28 November, 1971. He played in Belgium for teams, including RSC Anderlecht and RWDM.Osondu played in his native Nigeria for El Kanemi Warriors when RSC Anderlecht brought him to Belgium in 1988.The attacker was seen as an emerging football talent and was transferred to Anderlecht that was a promising team. A year later, the 18-year-old striker made his debut at the highest level in an away match against Germinal Ekeren in 1989 playing under Coach Aad de Mos.However, there was a lot of competition at Anderlecht with players like Luc Nilis, Luis Oliveira, Marc Van Der Linden and Gert Verheyen which made Osondu appear barely at the games. Between 1990 and 1992 the Nigerian was also loaned to neighbors RWDM.When RWDM got Osondu, Coach Hugo Broos gave him more playing opportunities. For the first time in the First Division, he also found the back of the goal. Osondu scored his first goal in a 4-1 win over Beerschot VAV.A year later Broos left for Club Brugge and was succeeded by Ladislav Novák. This led to fewer opportunities to play for Osondu, which in the summer led to his return to Anderlecht.In 1994, Osondu moved to second division club La Louviere, where the small and technically gifted striker scored five times in 20 matches.A season later he swapped La Louvière during the winter break for Union Saint Gillis, where he completed the rest of the season. Afterwards he played several years for Diegem Sport and FC Merchtem 2000.Osondu, who was regarded in his own country as a great talent and also received high praise as a youth international, could never fulfill his potential in Belgium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more