NewsDeath of Limerick fashion designerBy Editor – April 10, 2015 804 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus Email Print Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfashionfeaturedGrafton AcademyHSE CollegeIb JorgensonJohn McNamaraKingston CollegelimerickLimerick Fashion WeekMichael McNamaraNora McNamara Limerick webinar on Slow Fashion & Capsule Wardrobe Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articlePlanning approval for €100 million Limerick retail projectNext articleLimerick Council visit to France cost €10,128 Editor The late John McNamara.Well-known Limerick fashion designer John McNamara died last night after a short illness.Aged 55, he trained at the Grafton Academy in Dublin and Kingston College in London. He worked with top international designer Ib Jorgenson before returning to set up business in his native Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was very involved with the Limerick fashion week and the Limerick International Student Fashion awards.Son of the late Nora McNamara, founder of the HSI Business College and brother of RTÉ radio presenter and HSI director Michael McNamara, he is survived by a wide circle of relatives and friends.
A Mitchell County 4-H’er and Pelham FFA member, Courtney Conine is one step closer to pursuing her dream career in livestock.Conine, 15, of Camilla, Georgia, was recently chosen for Showpig.com’s All-Star Team. A student at Pelham High School, Conine was one of 18 high school students selected nationally. She is the only member of the all-star team from Georgia. The honor is bestowed on students within the swine industry who have a passion for agriculture, leadership and service learning.“Not only is Courtney a leader in community service activities and youth agriculture, but she is also an awesome, young, Christian lady with high morals and outstanding character,” said Jennifer Grogan, University of Georgia Extension 4-H agent and Mitchell County Extension coordinator. “Courtney will be a great ambassador for Mitchell County and Georgia while serving as a member of the Showpig.com All-Star Team.”Conine will travel to Romney, West Virginia, July 8-13 for a six-day leadership conference. She and other all-star students will learn advanced show ring and production skills from industry leaders while experiencing agricultural and livestock culture in West Virginia. “This is a team I’ve been trying to get on for about two years, and I was so excited when I got selected,” Conine said. A key to Conine’s success, which includes being awarded the 2015 Harry Lee Kemp Achievement Award in Mitchell County, is her ability to develop a rapport with the pigs she trains and shows at different competitive events in Georgia. “Especially with your showmanship pig, you always want to have a bond. I guess that just comes with working (with the pig) every day. You’re together with your pig every day, so they get used to you,” Conine said. She trains her pigs in the wee hours of the morning and late at night. “It was difficult at first, especially with me being so young. Sometimes you get a stubborn pig that doesn’t want to cooperate no matter how much you train them,” she said. “But you’ll get another that’s just a baby doll that’s really easy to train.”While Conine has found her niche in livestock judging, it could soon be the career she studies and trains for in college. She aspires to study veterinary medicine and possibly pursue a career as a swine geneticist.“Courtney pursues excellence and takes pride in her work, whether it be showing pigs, cooking a recipe for a 4-H competition or honing her livestock judging skills,” Grogan said. “As Courtney’s 4-H agent, it is easy for me to see her leadership abilities, her dedication and her determination; she is a hard worker. I always count on Courtney to complete her 4-H projects, and she has never disappointed me.”Along with a passion for animals, Conine demonstrates a tremendous work ethic. She has barn chores, including cleaning pens and feeding her animals. Through years of feeding and caring for her animals, Conine has learned about nutrition in animals and financial responsibility. “There’s a lot of hard work and dedication. You have to get out here and walk your pig every day, training them from when they’re really little to when they’re 280 pounds and ready to go to state (competition). You want to train them to hold their head up and walk and make sure they’re at a good pace and not going too fast. You want to present your animal to the judges the best you can,” Conine said.While Conine’s unbridled passion for pigs and other animals has been evident her whole life, it wasn’t until she joined Georgia 4-H that Conine could showcase that love as a member of the Mitchell County Livestock Show Team.“4-H has helped me so much. 4-H gave me the opportunity to actually show pigs for the first time. I have to brag on Miss Jennifer. She is one of the best people I’ve ever met. She’ll help me with anything. If there’s a clinic going on, she’ll make sure I’m there,” Conine said.In addition to her Georgia 4-H activities, Conine is an active member of student council, Pelham FFA and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Pelham High School. She is also a part of the Camilla United Methodist Church youth group and Hopeful Baptist Church.
The first test was to start on June 11 in Chattogram. The second from June 19 in Dhaka.Both were part of the world test championship. The final of that tournament is scheduled for next June. Trying to find a new slot for the tests will be a challenge.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says “the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”The Bangladesh-Australia series is the second in the world championship to be postponed. England returned home from Sri Lanka last month at the start of the outbreak.___ The Latest: Australia’s 2-test tour of Bangladesh postponed Associated Press Southampton says it has “put measures in place to ensure that all staff not deferring part of their salaries will continue to receive 100% of their pay, paid in the normal way until 30th June.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Southampton has become the first Premier League club to announce its players will defer some of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League had wanted all squads to take a 30% pay cut but the move led to a standoff with the players’ union.The league has been indefinitely suspended.Southampton says players will defer part of their salaries in April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work within it and the community we serve.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, his coaching staff and directors will also defer some pay over three months. April 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Australia’s two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.