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first_imgWhatsApp UNIVERSITY of Limerick history lecturer David Fleming has released his second book, which recounts the history of the university since its opening in 1972. Coinciding with UL’s 40th anniversary, ‘The University of Limerick: A History’, details the college’s growth, achievements and the place it occupies in Limerick today. The book also recounts the experiences of some of UL’s past and present presidents, governors, staff and students. Mr Fleming is the author of ‘Politics and provincial people: Sligo and Limerick, 1691–1761’, published in 2010.  Last year he edited, with John Logan, ‘Pauper Limerick: the register of the Limerick House of Industry’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email A memorial mass in appreciation of the life and work of the late Professor Etienne Rynne will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street, Limerick on Saturday, November 24 at 12 noon. Professor of Archaeology at NUI Galway, he had a long association with Limerick and Clare as a member of the Thomond Archaeological Society and editor of its journal  the “North Munster Antiquarian Journal” for over thirty-five years.   Professor Rynne had many family connections with Limerick and Clare, in particular with the O’Mara family of Limerick. Former National Museum Director Dr. Pat Wallace will give an address at the memorial Mass. Previous articleHome help cuts “must be reversed”Next articleLimerick Olympians on the right trail admin Advertisement Twittercenter_img Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsNews briefsBy admin – November 19, 2012 492 The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, in conjunction with Shannon Development, has launched a new initiative aimed at promoting Limerick’s designation as the first National City of Culture in 2014. More than 70 people involved in the local arts and cultural sector attended the launch of the “I Am A Limerick Cultural Ambassador” programme, which will see professional support and advice being offered to individuals or organisations planning to bring arts and cultural events to Limerick in 2014.  The programme is designed to provide a targeted approach to attracting conferences and events to Limerick. Facebooklast_img read more

Golfers travelling to play in US will have to quarantine

first_img(BBC)-Leading professional golfers based outside the United States must quarantine in America before resuming the PGA Tour season next month.This was confirmed as the PGA Tour outlined its plans for a return to action.There has been no play on the circuit since the abandonment of the Players Championship on 12 March.Around 25 players eligible to play the Charles Schwab Colonial event in Texas are currently living outside the US.Those players include Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari and Matthew Fitzpatrick.They need to adhere to American rules requiring 14 days’ quarantine after arriving in the country.“That is currently in place,” said PGA Tour administrator Andy Levinson. “It is likely to continue, and so it is imperative that those constituents that need to come back in the United States do so at least two weeks prior to our return to competition.”Fleetwood has already indicated he is unlikely to leave his family to base himself on the other side of the Atlantic for the entire summer.Fitzpatrick is currently waiting for a travel waiver to allow him to journey to the United States. But the 25-year-old from Sheffield, a five-time winner on the European Tour, faces complications regarding his regular caddie Billy Foster, who is likely to miss at least the first three tournaments when the PGA Tour season resumes.With family at home in England, Foster would potentially face a two-week coronavirus quarantine at either end of every trip he makes to America.The PGA Tour is increasingly confident its season will resume behind closed doors at the Colonial event in Fort Worth, Texas on 11 June.“We’ve created what we believe is an extremely comprehensive health and safety plan,” said chief of operations Tyler Dennis.“But just to be perfectly clear, we’re not going to play if we can’t do it in a safe and healthy environment.”Players will be subject to testing for Covid-19 throughout tournament weeks. The process begins with questions on their state of health and their temperature will be taken on arrival at the tournament site.“Layering a thermal reading with a questionnaire, you have a very good chance of detecting a high percentage of the people who are at risk,” said Levinson in a conference call outlining the tour’s plans.“And then for a population of the people that we will have on-site, we will be implementing Covid-19 testing using the RT-PCR nasal swab test, which is the most effective gold standard for diagnosing Covid-19.“Potentially down the road as the testing advances, we may be able to move on to a saliva-based testing collection.”There will be special charter planes to transport golfers and caddies between events and they are being advised to stay in approved hotels.Anyone testing positive during a tournament will be removed from the event and if this happens after they have made the cut they would be awarded last-place prize money.last_img read more