Bishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarity

first_imgPrint Twitter Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy says Popes visit will be unique celebration of faith and family Bishop Brendan Leahy urges Limerick people to make use of this “extra special Easter” Linkedin Advertisement Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum COVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Previous articleFewer Limerick women seeking UK abortionsNext article#WATCH Statue of Anthony Foley unveiled on Clancy’s Strand Editor WhatsAppcenter_img The Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has visited the Limerick Islamic Cultural Centre to show his solidarity with local Muslims community who are observing a holy month of Ramadan.Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayers. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. Muslims break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends, and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a festival known as Eid al-Fitr.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Bishop, shared an Iftar (breaking of fast) meal with Muslims present at that occasion at the Centre.The Bishop and the head of the Limerick Islamic Cultural Centre discussed matters pertaining to mutual interests. Both stressed the importance of interreligious harmony and unity among the intellectuals as well as the common people of the community for a healthy society. Muintearas Íosa begins celebration of milestone year TAGSBishop Brendan LeahyLimerick Islamic Cultural Centre Half of Limerick parents feel overwhelmed RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunityBishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarityBy Editor – June 21, 2017 1246 Email Facebooklast_img read more

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Bakamla drives Chinese coast guard vessel off North Natuna waters

first_img“Bakamla is currently coordinating with the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister and the Foreign Ministry regarding the matter,” the agency reported through its written statement on Sunday. KN Nipah 321 is one of the patrol ships Bakamla deployed for Operation Cegah Tangkal (Prevent and Repel) over the western maritime zone. The operation started on Sept. 4 and is set to continue until November.“The main purpose of this operation is to guarantee sea security in each prioritized maritime zone,” Bakamla chief Vice Adm. Aan Kurnia said earlier this month as quoted by kompas.com.In 2016, an international tribunal dismissed the nine-dash line as legally baseless. In addition, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) also dismissed China’s nine-dash line and it granted Indonesia sovereign rights to explore and exploit natural resources in its EEZ.Topics : The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) has driven off a Chinese coast guard vessel that entered Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Natuna Sea near Riau Islands without authorization.The vessel, Chinese coast guard ship 5204, was detected by Bakamla patrol ship KN Nipah 321 through an automatic identification system at around 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday.According to the agency, the Chinese ship insisted that it had the right to patrol around the so-called nine-dash line – China’s geographic expression in the South China Sea that denotes China’s traditional fishing grounds. One of the nine dashes slices through waters north of the Natuna Islands.last_img read more

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City miss chance to go top

first_img Press Association Manchester City missed the chance to go top of the Barclays Premier League as Norwich battled to a goalless draw on a frustrating afternoon for Manuel Pellegrini’s men at Carrow Road. Pellegrini had made three changes from the side which lost at home to Chelsea on Monday as they looked to take full advantage of Arsenal’s 5-1 defeat at Liverpool earlier on Saturday. However, it was the relegation-threatened Canaries – hammered 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium in November – who raised their game and soaked up plenty of pressure to earn themselves what could be a crucial point in their fight to stay up. City maintained their dominance following the restart and only a brilliant diving tackle by Olsson prevented Jesus Navas from slotting home at the far post on 55 minutes. In a rare Norwich attack, a clever exchange between Hooper and Russell Martin saw the full-back played into space at the edge of the City penalty area, but his half-volley flew wide. On 61 minutes, City replaced Jovetic with Edin Dzeko as they chased the goal that would take them top. Hooper needed treatment for a foot problem after kicking Silva’s boot as he tried to clear, and had to come off, as Norwich’s club-record signing Van Wolfswinkel was sent on in the 67th minute. Milner was booked for tripping Olsson, but it only interrupted the siege as Dzeko fired into the side netting following another flowing counter-attack. Aleksandar Kolarov came on for Negredo with 14 minutes left in a bizarre change, but the visitors continued to dominate. Navas’ low cross went through the six-yard box and behind as City were again frustrated by a lack of cutting edge. Norwich, though, almost snatched it at the death as first Redmond’s cross was just too far ahead of Van Wolfswinkel and Anthony Pilkington fired just over after turning Zabelata. City had hit the crossbar in the first half through a header from Alvaro Negredo, but otherwise Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy was not really troubled – and the home side almost snatched victory in the closing stages when Nathan Redmond’s cross flew through the six-yard box just ahead of Ricky van Wolfswinkel. The visitors created an early opening when a cross from left-back Gael Clichy was hacked away by Norwich defender Joseph Yobo, making his debut on loan from Fenerbahce, with David Silva lurking in the penalty area. Norwich, though, showed plenty of attacking intent themselves, with a goalbound 20-yard drive from defender Martin Olsson hitting off Pablo Zabaleta and behind for a corner. On 16 minutes, Redmond was played in to the City penalty area on the overlap down the right, but the England Under-21 winger could only blast his angled drive high into the Barclay End. Norwich had a goal correctly ruled out for offside when Gary Hooper swept the loose ball home inside the six-yard box after Joe Hart had saved a bullet header from Leroy Fer at point-blank range following a corner. There was a brief stoppage when City midfielder Yaya Toure needed treatment after taking a knock to the face, but play soon started again. On 36 minutes, City struck the woodwork when a near-post corner was flicked on and Negredo’s header cannoned back off the crossbar. The visitors pressed again as half-time approached, with Ruddy getting down well to save a low, 20-yard strike from Stevan Jovetic. last_img read more

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Dutch rivals quiet on relationship

first_img Van Gaal described Koeman as “a very good coach” but refused to talk about their relationship since the falling-out. The United manager told a news conference at the club’s Carrington training centre: “I don’t have to describe my relationship with the trainer of the opponent… that’s more private. “We play against Southampton and we have to speak about Southampton not speak about the coach.” Koeman took a similar line, saying: “The game is Southampton v Manchester Untied and the game needs that attention and not the attention about both managers because that’s private. “That was a working problem and I have to explain like that. “It’s not an issue because it is eight or nine years ago and now I prefer to talk about the game.” Asked about the relationship now, Koeman added: “Good. If we see each other we shake hands and that’s enough. “He’s a great coach. He needs time, he will get the time of the club. Koeman, now Southampton manager, worked under Van Gaal at Barcelona but the pair fell out when they were at Ajax in 2004, when Koeman was coach and Van Gaal the technical director. They shake hands on meeting now, according to Koeman, but Van Gaal referred to his former protege as “weak” in his autobiography and the closeness they once had never returned. Press Association “It was difficult at the start of the season for them but I think they are on the way back and that showed the performances of the team and they won the last four games. “It’s a nice challenge for us on Monday.” United can go third if they beat Southampton, who are a point ahead of them in the table, and then face Liverpool but Van Gaal disputed suggestions the match against their Merseyside rivals was more important. He also believes the Saints can still be in the Champions League places at the end of the season. Van Gaal said: “Southampton play better at this time and have more points at this moment than Liverpool so I think it’s good that we have to play Southampton now. “I think they have a good squad, a lot of players that I know and who were offered to us. I think they are able to come in the top four but that’s also because I believe in the management in Ronald Koeman and his brother [Erwin].” Van Gaal also responded angrily to reports that he will be handed £100million or more to bring in new players. He added: “I think it’s disgusting always writing about numbers. I don’t think that [United executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward said anything about that, I don’t think I have said anything about that. “It is disrespectful to my players and I don’t like to talk about it. I have to work with the selection I have and I have respect for my selection and I believe in my players.” Wayne Rooney will be fit to face Southampton, Van Gaal confirmed. The United skipper had a scan on Thursday to examine a possible knee problem but has been given the all-clear. However record signing Angel di Maria will not be ready to return from his injury in time for the trip to the south coast. Jack Cork is Saints’ latest casualty with an ankle injury. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will cross swords with fellow Dutchman and his former assistant Ronald Koeman on Monday – but both managers have declared their personal relationship to be “private”. last_img read more

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Cincinnati Bengals select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow of LSU with first pick in NFL draft.

first_img Associated Press Cincinnati Bengals select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow of LSU with first pick in NFL draft. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow of LSU with first pick in NFL draft.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img April 23, 2020last_img

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