O’Dea and Noonan in race to top poll

first_imgNewsLocal NewsO’Dea and Noonan in race to top pollBy admin – February 24, 2011 586 Facebook He commented: “We are a bit cautious because we polled very well right up until the last week in 2007, when we began to fade.“I’m positioned to get a seat, but Willie would need to lose a lot of votes not to top the poll”.According to O’Dea, it has been a hugely tough campaign.“The situation is not helped by the latest poll – Fianna Fail down two points – if that is reflected here, we will be lucky to hold on to one seat – take a poll of 14% – that is only 7% of a quota”.Kieran O’Donnell is confident of retaining his seat.And Peter Power is not even contemplating being left out of the equation.“I think both myself and Willie can be elected if Fianna Fail people vote strategically”.Sinn Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan, is of the belief the fourth seat is open.“With the exception of Michael Noonan, I don’t think there is a safe seat .He claimed that a lot of people in working class and lower income areas will be swapping their vote over from Fianna Fail to Sinn Féin.With Labour stabilised at 20%, Jan O’Sullivan remains upbeat.“We’ve had a very positive response, and there’s a very good chance of a second seat”.Quietly confident, Labour’s Joe Leddin said he is feeling very positive as he enters the home stretch.‘I’ve been getting emails, cards and text messages wishing me the best. People want to see new younger faces on the doorsteps”.Said Kevin Kiely: ‘I’ve been late into the campaign but I’m getting a very positive response. People are fed up with the mainstream parties”.Other candidates in the city are Cian Prendiville, (Socialist Party), Sheila Cahill, (Greens), Denis Riordan, (Independent), Conor O’Donoghue, (CSP), and Matt Larkin, (Independent).In the Limerick Constituency, Niall Collins, (Fianna Fail), Dan Neville, (Fine Gael) are seen as safe bets, with Patrick O’Donovan, (Fine Gael), John Dillon, (Independent), Bill O’Donnell, (Fine Gael) and James Heffernan, (Labour), seen as the strongest candidates for the third seat. Also in the running are Con Cremin, (Independent), Patrick O’Doherty, (Independent), Seamus Sherlock, (Independent) and Stephen Wall (Greens). Email THOUGH strongly favoured to overtake Willie O’Dea as poll topper in the Limerick City Constituency in Friday’s election, Michael Noonan told the Limerick Post, that both he and Fine Gael, were taking nothing for granted.O’Dea polled 19,082 first preferences in 2007, while Noonan recorded 7,507.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleNoonan’s pledge for negative equity generationNext articleFriars’ generous gift remains unopened adminlast_img read more

This prestige West End home is twice the size of its allotment

first_imgThis West End property with a six-car garage is twice the size of the land it sits upon.INNER Brisbane land is in short supply, but if you need plenty of space and don’t own a mower, the solution might be 51 Orleigh Street, West End.This cracking three-level home provides 790sq m of floor area — more than twice the 387sq m allotment it sits upon.51 Orleigh Street, West End has a grand feel.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is positioned opposite Orleigh Park providing south-facing river views across the green space.Not a painting but the actual view from the lounge.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoThe home features a spiral staircase, marble and granite benchtops, Miele appliances, ducted air conditioning, C-bus and security system with video and intercom.The bathroom looks like it’s been designed for a high-end hotel suite. Fancy a dip? The patio and pool should be well used in summer.The other big sell is car spaces — six to the ground floor garage meaning guests won’t struggle to find a spot for your next balcony barbecue.Want to see more dream homes? Here are a few we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldFollow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook on Kieran Clair — journoNot too tough working from home.last_img read more

Class of 2017 sets the bar high for USC

first_imgFollow Camille on @camilleshoosh USC’s admission rate for this year’s freshman class was the lowest in its 133-year history at 19.8 percent, according to recently released statistics.The freshman class is also the most ethnically, geographically and socioeconomically diverse. More than 22 percent of the student body is part of a minority, including 19 percent Asian students, 14 percent Latino students, 6 percent black students and 2 percent Native American and Pacific Islander students.According to a press release, USC enrolls more underrepresented minority students than most other research universities in the country. Thirteen percent of matriculating students are the first in their families to attend college.The university received more than 47,300 applications for 2,922 places in the freshman class and had a 33 percent yield rate. The average standardized test scores for the class of 2017 are in the 95th percentile and the average SAT score rose about eight to 10 points, according to Director of Admission Kirk Brennan. The average unweighted GPA of the class was 3.73. Most incoming freshmen were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.“Our entering freshmen have set new standards of quality and diversity for USC. Each year, we seek to enroll students who bring diverse perspectives and myriad strengths to our student body. We have attracted 2,922 talented young adults who are sure to someday have a profound impact on the world,” Dean of Admission Timothy Brunold said in a press release.About 47 percent of the class is from California, and 33 percent is from Southern California. Approximately 15 percent of the freshman class is made up of international students from 48 different countries, an increase from the previous year.The new Marshall World Bachelor of Business program, where students spend at least two years abroad, attracted many international students, particularly Italians.Listed from most to least, Illinois, Texas, New York, Washington and Massachusetts were the states with the largest number of incoming freshmen, aside from California. The countries that contributed the most international students are China, India, Canada, South Korea, Italy and Taiwan.USC also enrolls more than 4,200 low-income undergraduate students.last_img read more