Philip’s musical connections to Limerick City street remembered

first_imgAdvertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSlimerickPhilip McCormackSraid an CheoilSt John’s Brass and Reed BandThe Honda Man Print WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Avril and Jim McCormackTHE family of the late Philip McCormack hit a nostalgic note last weekend when they gathered at Sraid an Cheoil in the city centre to remember the well-loved Limerick man.Fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, Philip died after being knocked off his bicycle on the Kilmurry Roundabout on January 8 last year.This month also marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of Sraid an Cheoil, which joins Mulgrave Street and Roxboro Road.Philip was the man behind the campaign to have the street given its musical name and his family decided it would be fitting to mark its fifth anniversary in his honour. Last Sunday family members gathered on the city street to remember the 40-year-old father-of-one.“It’s been five years since the opening of Sraid an Cheoil and its benefits have made life easier for motorists and pedestrians alike,” Philip’s younger brother Jim told the Limerick Post.Sraid an Cheoil is also the former home to St John’s Brass and Reed Band and the McCormack family have a long tradition with the marching band. Philip and Jim’s dad, also Jim, has been a member for 60 years.In fact it was this strong family connection that prompted Philip’s campaign to have the area named Music Street.The late Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’“We all played in the band as kids. Philip wanted to do something to keep the band’s history in the spot where it once stood. He did everything he could to get it renamed. He put in a lot of hard work and made a lot of phone calls and attended lots of meetings with the Council to do so,” his 37-year-brother recalls.“The band used to practice every Sunday morning and every Wednesday night at the premises in preparation for supporting local events, churches, various marches and especially the St Patrick’s day parade. Past members include Mick Hinchy, Tom Quigley, Frank Phelan and Albert Mac to name a few. Still playing today are heroes like Jimmy McCormack, Dermot Maloney John Doyle and Jack Quigley,” Jim added.A native of Annacotty, Philip was commissioned in 2011 to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50′ as it is better known. Philip rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.“Philip worked on bicycles and motorcycles and ironically the street he named is full of  hire bicycles now. It’s a fitting tribute and I’ve no doubt he’s smiling down on us,” his brother concluded. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img NewsLocal NewsPhilip’s musical connections to Limerick City street rememberedBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2015 1168 Previous articleLimerick Bishop feels 12 is too young for ConfirmationNext articlePike take the spoils in dramatic comeback Alan Jacques Twitter Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedinlast_img read more

Evaluation of whistler mode chorus amplification during an injection event observed on CRRES

first_imgThe excitation of nightside whistler mode chorus emissions in the low-density region outside the plasmapause is investigated during an injection of plasma sheet electrons into the inner magnetosphere. CRRES data of the electron phase space density (PSD) over the LEPA energy range between 0.1 keV and 30 keV are used to develop an analytical model for the distribution function of injected low-energy electrons. The path-integrated growth of chorus waves is then evaluated with the HOTRAY code by tracing unducted whistler mode chorus waves in a hot magnetized plasma. The results indicate that newly injected electrons are responsible for the intensification of lower-band whistler mode chorus. However, slightly higher electron anisotropy than that obtained from the 5 min-averaged electron PSD data is required to reproduce the observed wave intensity during an injection event. We suggest that the injected electron anisotropy is reduced due to pitch angle scattering by the enhanced chorus waves within the 5-min interval over which the CRRES data are analyzed.last_img read more

3 pleasant ways to deal with people who aren’t so polite

first_imgSometimes those around us, whether in our personal lives or in the workplace, don’t behave the way we’d want or expect them to. We regularly encounter varying personalities, some harder to deal with than others. When faced with someone who’s less than pleasant, the best thing you can do is react positively. Here are a few ways you can still be friendly and polite, even when those around you are not.Kill them with kindnessIt’s hard not to let others’ moods affect us. When someone is the office “Debbie Downer” it takes real effort to brush it off and remain cheery. Although it’s a challenge, keeping calm, staying friendly, and spreading kindness will benefit you (and others) greatly in the end. So, remember to smile and be kind always, no matter the circumstance.Concentrate on connectingEveryone gets in a bad mood from time to time, so don’t read too much into it if someone around you is feeling blue. But, if their negativity is a constant, there are things you can do to offer encouragement. Be careful not to pry too much into their business, but try casually connecting with them on how things are going. Ask them if they need any help with their work tasks or if they’d like to take a quick walk. Extending an olive branch to help someone who’s feeling down may make all the difference in the world to them.Don’t take it personallySometimes people just need their space. So, even though it’s tough to be around someone who’s negative, their problem may not have anything to do with you. Try your best to not let it affect you and continue with your work responsibilities. If it remains an issue and begins to affect your productivity, you may consider bringing it up with your supervisor. But, until then, keep your head down and keep a positive outlook in the office and in life. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Trojans capture five-peat

first_imgIt’s that time of year again: ring-fitting season for the USC men’s water polo squad.  The No. 1 USC squad (29-0) danced on the edge of defeat the entire match, but scored when it mattered most, using a last-minute strike to defeat No. 2 UCLA (28-5) 11-10 for a record fifth-consecutive NCAA title.Champions · The USC men’s water polo team won its fifth-straight national championship by defeating UCLA 11-10 on Sunday afternoon. The Trojans finished the season 29-0, the second undefeated season in school history. – Sean Roth | Daily TrojanAfter being tied or trailing the entire second half, sophomore driver Kostas Genidounias scored a play called “Candy,” wriggling himself free from his defender and rocketing the title-clinching goal past UCLA goalie Matt Rapacz with 40 seconds remaining. The Trojans forced a UCLA turnover on the Bruins’ final possession, played keep-away for approximately 15 seconds with the ball and then celebrated.“Kostas is the man,” said senior two-meter Matt Burton. “That kid doesn’t feel pressure, he lives for that moment.”The play was actually called by senior driver Tobias Preuss, and not coach Jovan Vavic.“What a game … what a game,” Vavic said. “They [UCLA] executed really well, but our guys have been there before. They [USC] know how to win, and they have a great heart. When we needed to stop [UCLA] at the end of the game, we did.”Due to  his play in the final two games, senior driver Michael Rosenthal was named NCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player, especially after scoring two clutch goals in the final period.“I can’t believe it, honestly,” said Rosenthal on going five-for-five on national titles during his time as a Trojan. “I wanted to come to ‘SC to see how I could get at water polo, and the decision to stay for this fifth year  — and oh boy, best decision I ever made.”Junior driver Nikola Vavic and Genidounias were also named first Team All-Tournament, while Preuss, junior utility Mace Rapsey, and junior goalie James Clark were named to the second Team. The Trojans tied their season worst with ten goals allowed, but only two of those came in the second half, where Clark shined the most.A sold-out crowd at McDonald’s Swim Stadium made for an atmosphere worthy of a title match, and the squads did not disappoint.Junior two-meter Connor Virjee whipped a hard shot past UCLA goalie Matt Rapacz on the Trojans’ first possession to start the Trojans off right, but UCLA’s Bret Lathrope answered a minute and a half later to even the score early.After UCLA swatted away a Rex Butler shot on the Trojans’ 6-on-5, the Bruins’ Danny McClintick rocked a long-distance shot past USC goalie James Clark to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead.A defensive lapse left UCLA’s Chris Fahlsing open three possessions later, and a lob shot by Paul Reynolds soon after put the Trojans in unfamiliar territory, trailing 4-1. UCLA set the tone with their physical playing style, and things almost got ugly when Preuss had his nose bloodied, then got in a scrum with Rapacz after a missed USC shot. The Trojans allowed just under six goals per game in the regular season, but let in five in just the first period and trailed 5-3 at the end of the first frame.USC capitalized on a 6-on-4 advantage at the 6:17 mark of the second period with a Michael Rosenthal strike, then Nikola Vavic found the goal with one of his signature upper-corner strikes on the next possession to tie the match at 5 apiece. Blood wiped from his face, Preuss rocketed another shot in to give the Trojans three goals in three possessions and a 6-5 lead, and UCLA’s early three-goal lead was gone.Their confidence however, was not. The Bruins found their offensive rhythm back and railed off three goals in a row of their own. A testy second period that saw both squad’s head coaches receive yellow cards ended with USC trailing 8-6.Once again, USC scored on its first possession of the half, on a corner shot from Rosenthal to cut the deficit to one. A third period full of fouls but much-improved defense ended at 9-8 after USC responded to a UCLA goal by finding Mace Rapsey for a close-range strike thanks to some pinpoint passing.The championship atmosphere was palpable in the final period, as both sides’ defenses stepped up to the occasion. Rosenthal found Burton with a lob pass early in the period, and Burton slammed it home to even the match at nine until UCLA’s Josh Samuels found the back of USC’s net with 3:09 left.What happened next was a controversial call that nearly had UCLA screaming foul. A USC pass went out toward the out-of-bounds rope, but stopped moving before it hit the rope and thus stayed in-bounds. USC recovered the ball, and Rosenthal completed his hat trick to tie the match at 10.A shot by Rosenthal narrowly hit the bar and skipped out on USC’s next possession but James Clark slapped away a UCLA shot on the counter.The Bruins’ Josh Samuels and Daniel Lenhart both missed open, but long-range shots, with Lenhart’s strike skipping over the ball with 46 seconds remaining, setting up Genidounias’s title-winning shot.“This one is really going to hurt,” UCLA coach Adam Wright said. “We were in a great situation, up one with three minutes left. Give credit to [USC]: they won, [and] five times is something tough to do.This is the second undefeated season in program history for the Trojans and is Jovan Vavic’s eleventh NCAA title, his eighth for a men’s team.last_img read more