Popular sportsman Neville loses battle with illness

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Previous articleFundraising masquerade ball to aid Milford Hospice and Mid-Western Cancer FoundationNext articleThis week on Limerick Post Entertainments ….. Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Advertisement Email Printcenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSfeaturedgarryowen fcIrish RugbylimerickNeville Furlong Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsPopular sportsman Neville loses battle with illnessBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2017 2055 Twitter WhatsApp The late Neville FurlongFORMER Irish rugby international and Garryowen FC stalwart Neville Furlong has died following illness in Limerick this Tuesday.Sadness has surrounded the news of the death of the 49-year-old popular player, coach and former Garryowen FC underage chairman who represented his club and country to the greatest honour and scored in a test match against the New Zealand All Blacks on the 1992 Irish tour to the Southern Hemisphere rugby nation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Neville crossed the whitewash in the Wellington defeat and marked the scoreboard as the last Irish player to score a try valued at four points.Neville’s sporting career began in the earliest of years through schools and underage competitive team sports before landing a selection amongst the Wexford minor and his native county u21 football panels.While attending UCG, Neville’s rugby career took hold and he played with the Irish Universities before signing with the Connacht senior squad.Neville’s speed and agility on the wing caught the eyes of Irish selectors and the Garryowen club man was elevated to the Irish “A” team and then on to the full international side.In 1995, Neville helped Garryowen to claim AIL league glory.It is with deep regret that we learn of the death of Neville Furlong, former player for GFC and @IrishRugby and friend to many. RIP— Garryowen FC (@GarryowenFC) September 26, 2017During 2005 and 2006, Neville lent his coaching experience to Patrickswell GAA by guiding them to consecutive county semi final and final.Since ending his playing career, Neville worked tirelessly with the underage set up at Garryowen FC where he led the club as Chairman of the Underage Rugby before he sadly passed away at Milford Hospice this weekNeville, beloved son of the late Ronan and brother of late Rhonda, is survived by his wife Trish, sons Odran and Kyle, mother Collette, brothers Damien, Ronan and Kenan, sister Leah and extended family and friends.The popular sportsman takes his final resting place this Thursday at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Castleconnell.Neville’s passing has drawn sympathies from the widest parts.Ar dheis De go raibh an anam.last_img read more

Intercontinental Exchange Acquires Ellie Mae

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Intercontinental Exchange Acquires Ellie Mae Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / Intercontinental Exchange Acquires Ellie Mae September 4, 2020 992 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2020-09-04 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Previous: Cities With Most Distressed Homeowners Next: Latest Housing Market Stats The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Intercontinental Exchange, operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of mortgage technology, data and listing services, today announced that it has received regulatory approval and fully completed its $11 billion acquisition of Ellie Mae from the private equity firm Thoma Bravo.“We are excited to begin the next important chapter in our journey to digitize the residential mortgage industry,” said Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange. “Ellie Mae’s industry leadership and best-of-breed technology will better enable us to further accelerate the automation of the mortgage origination workflow, which will benefit stakeholders across the production chain, including consumers.”Ellie Mae was founded in 1997 with a mission “to automate and digitize the trillion-dollar residential mortgage industry. Through its digital lending platform, Ellie Mae provides technology services to all participants in the mortgage supply chain, including its more than 3,000 customers and thousands of partners and investors participating on their open network who provide liquidity to the market. Lenders rely on Ellie Mae to securely manage and facilitate the exchange of data across the ecosystem to enable the origination of mortgages, while maintaining strict adherence to various local, state and federal compliance requirements,” according to a statement today.Intercontinental Exchange’s efforts to help automate the mortgage workflow began with its majority investment in the Mortgage Electronic Registrations System (MERS) in 2016, which it fully acquired in 2018. The strategy continued with the acquisition of Simplifile in 2019, furthering a focus on digitizing the closing and post-closing process for U.S. mortgages. The core focus of Ellie Mae’s technology, experience, and network is in the mortgage origination process, connecting brokers, underwriters and lenders. With all three of these entities, MERS, Simplifile and Ellie Mae working together as part of ICE Mortgage Technology, the expanded platform will, for the first time, bring together all of the key stakeholders from origination to final settlement in one digital mortgage ecosystem.Also included in today’s announcement, were key Q3 financial metrics:”Based on a closing date of September 4, and an allocation to ICE based on the number of business days following completion, ICE currently expects the Ellie Mae transaction to contribute the following to its third quarter results:Revenue of $67 million to $72 millionAdjusted operating expense1 of $34 million to $36 millionInterest expense of $11 million to $12 millionApproximately 5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding, which are expected to result in total weighed average diluted shares outstanding of 551 million to 554 million in the third quarter of 2020.Note: Adjusted operating expenses excludes the amortization of acquisition-related intangibles related to the Ellie Mae acquisition. At the time of this release, we cannot reasonably estimate the GAAP operating expenses due to the unknown amount of amortization acquisition-related intangibles, which are currently being valued by a third party and are expected to be disclosed when we report our third quarter results.” Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Newslast_img read more

Show Us Your Paws Parade Adds Some “Bark” to the Boardwalk

first_imgThe “Golden Bee-trievers were a winning entry in the Show Us Your Paws Parade. The “Golden Bee-trievers were a winning entry in the Show Us Your Paws Parade.Exactly once a year, dogs are welcome on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Not only is that fact alone special, but the presence of the canines helped to benefit an outstanding cause, the Humane Society of Ocean City.The parade Grand Marshall Jay Jay, age 13 the fund-raising YorkieThe former “Barks on the Boards” parade was re-launched on Saturday as “Show Us Your Paws,” a play on the famous “show us your shoes” mantra of Atlantic City’s Miss America Parade and Ocean City’s own Miss New Jersey Pageant parade.Two contestants in the super hero dog/owner division of the parade. The Mummers entertained and provided a great musical backdrop for the event.More than 100 four-legged friends made the trip along with Martin Z. Mollusk, a Mummers string band and several pooch-filled “floats” or decorated wagons.Humans and dogs shared the spotlight Saturday during the Show us Your Paws ParadeThe mutts and purebreds of all sizes mingled freely with their two-legged fans and competed in such categories as “Super Hero dog/owner lookalike, best surfer dog, best bathing beauty and best shoobie dog.Judging by the happy barks and smiles of the spectators, the event certainly lived up to its advance billing.A variety of costumed canines strutted on the OC boards Saturday.last_img read more

Cheat River Festival: A Party in the Mud

first_img The Cheat River, in the vicinity of Albright, W.Va., has long been plagued by pollution and acid mine drainage. So much so that many of the rocks downstream of Albright remain stained rust brown to this day. Since the 1990’s, however, the Cheat has been making a slow comeback, in large part due to extraordinary efforts by the river advocacy group Friends of the Cheat. This year Friends of the Cheat hosted its 23rd annual Cheat River Festival. Cheat River Fest draws paddlers and water lovers from far and wide to help raise money, support, and awareness for the beautiful Cheat River.You never know what to expect for spring weather in West Virginia. We were told Cheat Fest was notorious for rain. Friday, which happened to be the first-ever Cheat Fest Friday, was a beautiful day. When we rolled into the festival grounds it was sunny and in the high 70s.It was perfect weather for the downriver race. We were able to set up in time to catch the hundred or so paddlers as they raced past the campground put-in. As the sun went down Friday night, though, so did the temperature. It began pouring down rain Friday night as the temperature dipped well into the low 40s. The rain continued and the temperature stayed cold all day Saturday. The Cheat Fest crowd didn’t skip a beat. The vibe of the entire crowd stayed overwhelmingly positive and the stoke stayed high, even as the festival grounds became a massive mud pit. We can’t say enough about the kindness that we experienced all weekend. It makes you wonder what it would be like if everyone had an attitude like the Cheat Fest crowd. Cheat Fest held up its reputation for being fun for the entire family. The kids tent was a place for little ones to learn skills, create crafts, and meet other kids. This year’s theme was “Water Unites Us.” Some of the activities included a comUNITY scavenger hunt, group mural, and like prior years crafts made with recycled materials and acid mine drainage tie dye.As always, you could find us holding down the Blue Ridge Outdoors booth, repping our favorite magazine, talking about our favorite outdoors brands, and enjoying the killer music lineup that Cheat Fest is known for. On Sunday we teamed up with Patrick from Blackwater Outdoor Adventures to give back with a Cheat River cleanup. The weather, which called for possible snow, was rough. That didn’t stop us from showing up to do our part to keep the Cheat clean. The water was a little high and fast to get in canoes, so we cleared the banks in Rowlesburg town park of all the trash we could find.To find out more, we encourage you to visit the Friends of the Cheat website and get involved in any way that you can.Up next we’ll be hitting the 31st Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Va. For those interested, we’ll also be participating in a little trail magic on the Thursday before the festival. We’ll be teaming up with Sundog Outfitter – Adventure Damascus to catch hikers coming into town and spread the love of the white blaze. Hope to see everyone May 18-20 in Damascus!_____________________________________________________________Like the gear we’re rockin’ ?  Check out some of the brands featured in the images above that support this program! La Sportiva, National Geographic, Mountain House, Crazy Creek, Lifestraw, RovR Products, Sea To Summit and, Lowe Alpine.Special thanks to La Sportiva and their Nucleo GTX boot and the Stormfighter 2.0 GTX jacket for keeping us dry all weekend long. last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri on the lookout for a new Leicester striker

first_imgClaudio Ranieri wants to sign a new striker before the transfer window closes and the Leicester boss is “very confident” of doing so. Allowing Andrej Kramaric to go out on loan to German club Hoffenheim has left Ranieri with just three strikers and the Italian would like to lessen the burden on main man Jamie Vardy. Leicester’s leading marksman has netted 15 Barclays Premier League goals this season but he has gone six league games without scoring. Press Association Ranieri reckons letting Kramaric spend the rest of the season at Hoffenheim will be good for all parties. The 24-year-old has joined the Bundesliga side after failing to break into the Leicester team since Ranieri’s arrival in the summer. “I think in this moment he needs to reinvigorate his mind because in my mind he is a very good player,” said the City boss. “He has very good skills and qualities, but this season is difficult for him to play with me. “He can’t lose this season because it is very important for him, and for us. I t is important he goes to the European Championships. It is better for the team, the club and for the player for him to go and play.” Croatian Kramaric, who joined Leicester a year ago from Rijeka in his homeland, moved to Hoffenheim on Wednesday and has since said in an interview with goal.com that “My English adventure is behind me now”. Responding to the player’s suggestion that he no longer sees his future at the King Power Stadium, Ranieri said: “I don’t know (if his Leicester career is over). It is important for him now, in his career, to show his quality. “I wish him all the best, he deserves it. He is a very nice boy.” “We have our eyes open,” said Ranieri. “If there is a good opportunity for us, we are ready. Now I want another attacking player – a striker. “I am very confident. My staff is fabulous, every day they are working, because when I ask about something they are ready. “I’d like to do my business as soon as possible.” Asked about the type of striker he would like to bring to the club, Ranieri said: ” Andrej wasn’t the main striker, he was more behind Vardy. “But behind Vardy I prefer Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki, because Ulloa covers the ball very well, he’s a fighter, and Okazaki is another who presses everybody every second. “Kramaric has fantastic skill but sometimes he rests and recovers. This team can’t recover, they need to run, run, run. “When I say we are building a good team, I would like to have two players for each position, so when I change, you don’t see the difference. “Kramaric didn’t play, I have Ulloa, Okazaki and Vardy so I need one more I can change so the result is the same, I will have good strikers on the pitch.” last_img read more

Midfielder Arthur Melo ‘praying’ for Neymar

first_imgRio de Janeiro: Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo has expressed the hope that Brazil teammate Neymar will return to the Catalan club, less than 18 months after his world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).Neymar has scored 44 goals in 49 matches for the French side but there has been speculation that the 26-year-old is unhappy and angling for a return to the Camp Nou.“Personally, I’m praying that he comes because he is a great player,” Arthur was quoted as saying by Brazil’s Uol news portal on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency.“That’s unquestionable. The more top qualify players we have, the better [for Barcelona]. But only he knows. I don’t how if there are negotiations and possibilities of him coming back. He is a personal friend and a footballer who I admire a lot. I’d be really happy if he came back,” he added.Neymar won two La Liga titles, a Champions League title, three Spanish Cups, a Spanish Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in a four-year spell at Barcelona. He became the most expensive footballer in history when he joined Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros in August 2017. (IANS) Also Read: Don’t Compare Me with Neymar: Rodrygolast_img read more

Pinnick Says NFF Bill’ll Move Nigeria Football Development to Next Level

first_img“We want to greatly applaud the National Assembly for the passage of the NFF Bill. It is a major victory by, and legacy for, the present NFF administration. A lot of effort went into pushing the Bill, and we are very happy that it has finally been passed.“Indeed, the passage of the bill, and if assented to by Mr. President, will strengthen our resolve and provide framework to fast-track our objectives to make football an integral part of the Nigeria economy as is happening in some other countries across the globe.”Wednesday’s passage by the Senate means the entire National Assembly has endorsed the document (the House of Representatives having earlier passed it), with only President Buhari’s assent remaining for the Bill to become law.An outline of the NFF Bill shows that it, among other things, repealed the NFA Act and established NFF; recognizes football as a National Asset entitled to special privileges and concessions; recognizes the NFF Statutes as supreme law for football administration in Nigeria; recognizes that the Federation and its members shall be self-governed by the Federation; recognizes NFF as a private sector –driven and self –governing non-profit body; recognizes that all disputes should be resolved by alternate dispute resolution mechanisms enshrined in the Statutes, with FIFA and CAS as final bus-stops and; that membership of NFF being voluntary, all members/participants shall be deemed to have waived rights to take internal disputes to ordinary courts of law.It also provided for the NFF to publish its annual audited accounts and to keep same for inspection by members; clear –cut process on how Government will support the NFF through grants, subventions and appropriations; clear –cut process for Government to confer benefits, concessions and tax rebates on companies sponsoring football; organize and operate its secretariat and employ staff under its standard employments contract as done in the private sector; streamline and enhance transparency in transfer of players; provides the framework for the domestication of the NFF and FIFA Statutes and; provides clear-cut process for Government to support football by giving the National Broadcaster funds to buy broadcast rights from NFF and the Leagues at commercially viable terms and broadcast football events through the networks.… Says the Federation is not DistractedSpeaking on Sunrise programme on Channels Television on Friday morning, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick assured that his administration is not perturbed by any efforts by certain elements to distract it from its noble commitment to ensuring adequate preparation and participation of all National Teams in international competitions.His assurance comes on the heels of a similar statement on Wednesday by NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, that the Federation is fully focused on the international championships and major matches of the several National Teams in the remaining part of the year, which are numerous.“We are not distracted at all. We have so many National Teams engaged in preparation or actual participation in major competitions presently, and cannot afford to lose focus.“Our commitment to ensure that our teams harness glory for the country from each and every match and competition has not waned in any way.”On Friday, the Nigeria U20 boys kick-started their participation in the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland with their Group D opener against Qatar, with games against USA and Ukraine to come.The Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, are presently in Austria undergoing a two –week residential camping before flying to France for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, where they play Norway, Korea Republic and host nation France in the group phase.The Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles, will begin their camping programme for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (taking place in Egypt) in nine days’ time in Asaba, and have to play Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar in the group phase at the tournament taking place 21st June – 19th July.Similarly, the Home –based Senior Men Team (Eagles B), U23 National Team, U20 Women National Team, U17 Boys National Team and the Supersand Eagles have major championships to prosecute before the end of the year, just as the Super Eagles, U20 girls and U17 girls have World Cup qualifying games at hand.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has described as ‘the real next level’ for Nigerian Football development, the passage by the Senate of the Federal Republic on Wednesday of the NFF Bill, which automatically repealed the long –standing NFA Act.A delighted Pinnick told thenff.com that the NFF Bill’s passage is the biggest enabling environment for Nigerian Football to thrive provided by any Government over the decades, and applauded the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for consolidating on its numerous and credible moves that have provided lifeblood and impetus for the Nigeria game.“The NFF remains forever grateful to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the several praiseworthy moves and policies that have boosted the development of football administration and organization in Nigeria over the past four years. Indeed, we can never over-emphasize the President and his Government’s tremendous support for the present NFF to overcome its several challenges and forge ahead in taking Nigerian Football to new heights. Amaju Pinnicklast_img read more

Uganda sports official Nuwagaba dies on plane to Dubai

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Nuwagaba (left) with a Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games official in July.Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Nuwagaba, the treasurer of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) is dead.  The long time Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) official collapsed on an Emirates flight that was headed for Dubai Monday evening and later died.UAF president Dominic Otuchet confirmed the news, describing it as a big loss to Ugandan sports.“I talked to him three times before he left Entebbe, only to get news from UOC’s William Blick this morning that tragedy had struck in Addis Ababa,” Otuchet said.“Because of his abilities he had many responsibilites, including being manager of many of our top athletes like Stephen Kiprotich.”The cause of death is yet to be established but reports indicate that because of an emergency onboard, the Emirates plane headed to Dubai from Entebbe was diverted to Addis Ababa.He was put on oxygen as the flight was diverted, as attempts were  made to resuscitate him. He was confirmed dead at an Addis Ababa hospital hours after landing. Nuwagaba was reportedly traveling with his wife and child to Dubai on a business trip. He was an educationist, proprietor of Standard Primary School in Zana and bursar of Standard High School.The former long distance runner has been a key figure in Ugandan sports for the past decade where he has risen to become treasurer of the athletics body UAF and Uganda Olympic Committee.His last major assignment was in July, when he headed the Uganda team at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas. Uganda won one medal, a gold by Josephine Lalam Joyce in the javelin.DETAILS TO FOLLOWFILE PHOTO: Atuhaire Ogola Ambala carrying the national flag at the Commonwealth Youth Games opening ceremony in Bahamas in July. Nuwagaba in Kanzu back of the team. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

ALERT: Police Searching for Dangerous Broward Escapee

first_imgA search is underway to find an escaped Broward County prisoner described as dangerous. Pembroke Pines police say John Ireland escaped yesterday from a state hospital in Broward. Police said he hopped a fence around 4 p.m. Authorities used dogs and a helicopter to search for him without any luck. The 33-year-old has schizophrenia and a history of violent behavior. He’s described as six-foot-five, 200 pounds, white Hispanic, with brown hair, brown eyes, facial hair and multiple face tattoos. Police have stepped up patrols in the area as a precaution.last_img read more

What a way to celebrate Minor Hockey Week in Canada

first_imgNelson Minor Hockey celebrated Minor Hockey Week in Canada the best way possible — by hosting the annual Novice Hockey Tournament at the NDCC and Civic Arenas during the weekend.Teams, with players between the ages of six to eight, from South Okanagan, Creston, Penticton and Spokane join host Nelson in the three-day event.Nelson Minor Hockey has 11 teams in its association with more than 100 girls and boys between the ages of six to 16 years.last_img