Al has been to the Moon once but is coming to…

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsAl has been to the Moon once but is coming to Limerick for third visitBy Alan Jacques – April 21, 2016 855 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleSinging at The Stormy Teacup, Mr Nile St JamesNext articleA tank-less job for Irish Water in King’s Island area of Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAl WordenApollo 15limerickLough GurStrand Hotel Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.ASTRONAUT Alfred ‘Al’ Worden has been to the Moon, but Lough Gur in County Limerick has made such an impression on him that he is now returning for his third visit.This July, some 45 years after the Apollo 15 lunar mission, Worden, the great-grandson of a Lough Gur native, returns to his spiritual home.During a recent visit to County Limerick he said: “When I visited Lough Gur last year, my only thought was how do I get back here again. I am greatly interested in Lough Gur as I believe that the evidence left by our ancestors can show us where we are going to in our future. They greatly understood the night sky and through the monuments reflected its greatness.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Michigan native, now 84, performed the first deep-space EVA ( a spacewalk made outside a craft orbiting Earth) during Apollo 15’s homeward journey in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, and in 2011, his memoir ‘Falling To Earth’ made the LA Times Bestseller list.On July 16, the spaceman comes travelling back to Limerick to give a lecture on his historic mission to the moon at The Strand Hotel Sky Room from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Tickets are limited to 100 for this exclusive event.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

2017 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prize winners announced

first_imgLast Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, faculty and students celebrated the winners of this year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma Reischauer Prizes. The ceremony and reception were co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.Established in 1991, the Tazuko Ajiro Monane prize recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated past achievement and strong potential for future contributions to the study of Japan. Recipients are chosen among undergraduate students who have completed at least 2 years of Japanese, and are currently continuing their study of Japanese at Harvard. This year’s recipient is Zoe Lu. Lu began studying Japanese at Harvard during her sophomore year and has since progressed rapidly, currently taking 5th year level Japanese in addition to completing her studies in psychology and neurobiology. Kageyama-Hunt praised her “extraordinary fluency and eloquence” in the Japanese language as well as her efforts to foster cultural exchange as a member of Harvard Kendo Club. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Aubamyang backs tweet lashing teammates after 3-0 defeat

first_img Loading… Gabon international and Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang liked a tweet appearing to criticise his team-mates after their 3-0 re-start demolition by Manchester City. The forward was part of the Gunners side that lost 3-0 on their return to Premier League action. Aubameyang led the line on his own but could not find the net for a second consecutive game, putting him on 20 goals for the campaign. The 31-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both interested in his signature. And his response to football.London’s latest activity on social media has got fans worried after working hard for Mikel Arteta’s side with no results. The forward liked a tweet from the writer, who wrote: “Once more Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led Arsenal (and Man City) in interceptions. He did everything asked of him on defence but didn’t have the guile behind him. “He’s running himself to the ground for Arsenal and that feels like bad news.”Advertisement Action from the Manchester city versus Arsenal restart clash that ended 3-0 in favour of Man City And the Gunners faithful believe it is a sign that Aubameyang may not be wearing the famous red and white strip for much longer. “He is definitely off,” one supporter said. “Imagine being a 30 goal-a-season striker having having to play with trash like ‘[Mesut] Ozil and [Granit] Xhaka in midfield and David Luiz and [Shkodran] Mustafi at the back.” But Aubameyang has been sent a transfer warning by his Gabon international manager Patrice Neveu about staying in north London. Read Also Arsenal eager to find buyer for Mesut Ozil “He also knows how to exploit the qualities of attack partners to create holes and opportunities. “If Steven Zhang and Antonio Conte put him at the top of the list, I have no doubt that Conte himself would turn him into a real machine.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Stracar battles injury, inexperience

first_imgFreshman Nicky Stracar doesn’t want to get off the court.As one of the standout freshman on the Wisconsin women’s tennis team, Stracar would rather stay out on the court as long as possible than take a nice break after a hard day’s workout.“She’s a really hard worker,” redshirt junior Alaina Trgovich said. “She probably spends the most time on the court than anybody else. She always comes early, always stays later, is always doing extra.”Battling through injury and getting used to college life, Stracar has already started to make her mark on the tennis team.Despite her 9-10 overall singles record, Stracar has made a solid showing in the top of the lineup for the Badgers. With the fourth best record on the team – behind upperclassmen and fellow freshman standout Jenny Hois – and a 7-4 record at the No. 1 spot and a 2-4 record at the No. 3 spot, Stracar hasn’t shown her youth.“She’s a kid that wants to be the star. She’s going to strive to be the star, and eventually it’s going to happen because she has that desire and determination,” head coach Brian Fleishman said. “She hasn’t played like a freshman yet. She’s been playing the last two months hurt. She’s taking it for the team, and she wants to get out there; she does not want to sit on the sideline and watch.”In light of Fleishman’s praise, Stracar felt her match last Sunday finally showed her age.Up 3-0 in the first set Stracar couldn’t hold onto the lead, losing the first set, forcing her to fight for a third set to win the match. Forcing the third set Stracar was one of the last Badgers still playing. The only other match still in play was junior Aleksandra Markovic, who won, sealing the win for the Badgers.Being concerned about her teammate, Stracar felt she lost focus initially in the third set and couldn’t hold on for the win.“I knew the match was coming down to me and [Markovich] and I kept constantly looking over and by the time I knew it I was down four-love on my court in the third set,” Stracar said. “I came back to five all but I think that was a big freshman moment, just looking over and seeing her score and getting a little tight and nervous if it was to come down to me.”Already making an impression on her coaches in the top half of the lineup, Stracar has made it clear she plans to continue playing there.“She doesn’t want to play anywhere but high in the lineup,” Fleishman said. “She’s already made that statement known…I think she proved herself in the fall that she was worthy of playing at the top of the lineup, in the top one, two or three position. Now it’s just a daily thing, going out there and proving yourself on a daily basis.”Continuing to prove herself, Stracar’s style of play sets her apart from the rest of the boys. In fact based on her style, she should be playing with the guys.Stracar can hit the ball just as hard as the next guy with just as much velocity and strength behind it. If that wasn’t enough, she has one of the best serves on the team.“She is that type of player that plays similar to a guy – an aggressive style,” Fleishman said. “She’s got a big serve. She’s got the ability to hit a heavy spin ball, she can come to the net – which a lot of the girls don’t do – that’s why she plays similar to a guy, which is a good thing. It’s going to pay off in dividends, maybe not this year, but in the next three years it’s going to really come along.”Freshman year hasn’t gone exactly as Stracar had hoped, especially in light of the tendonitis she’s been fighting for several months now.For awhile Stracar felt she was just holding a spot for her team, fighting to give her team a chance to win. Now that it’s a little better she’s more confident she can compete at a high level and win.“A few weeks ago I was just holding my spot, slicing forehands out there so the girls can get a win at their spot,” Stracar said. “Now I can actually hit forehand; it’s not that painful. I’m not going out there to play, to hold a spot, I’m going out there to win.”Facing some adversity Stracar hasn’t been able to reach her ultimate goal this year: All-American status. With three more years left, Stracar isn’t ready to give up just yet.“She’s never going to quit out there,” Fleishman said. “She’s not going to settle for anything else but to be an All-American. That was her goal this year, it’s going to be the same thing next year and the year after. She wants this team to do well, and she knows if she can become an All-American, this team is going to become that much better too.”last_img read more