City’s burial records go on internet

first_imgTwitter NewsLocal NewsCity’s burial records go on internetBy admin – June 4, 2009 585 LIMERICK CITY Council become the first local authority in the country to place its burial registers online when it launched the new service on its website this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Burial records for the city’s largest cemetery, Mount Saint Lawrence, dating back more than 150 years, are now available for the public to view over the internet.Medrex Systems a microfilm business owned by Anton O’Carroll were given the task to microfilm the records and then to convert them into digital format.It is now possible to access a copy of the original handwritten entries of burials in Mount Saint Lawrence cemetery from 1855 onwards on Limerick City Council’s website www.limerick.iePhotographed are Flan Haskett, superintendent Cemeteries, Jackie Hayes, City archivist and Cllr John Gilligan, Mayor of Limerick at the launch of the online register at Mount St Lawrence cemetery. Linkedin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Print Facebook Email Previous articleTeen charged with Crawford murderNext articleCall to end revolving door system adminlast_img read more

South Africa seamers wreak havoc to secure consolation win

first_img(REUTERS) – Seamers Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell wreaked early havoc to set the platform for an easy South African victory in the third and final one-day International against England at Lord’s yesterday.South Africa won by seven wickets but lost the series after defeat in the first two games as both countries prepared for the start of the Champions Trophy this week.Rabada and Parnell decimated the English top order in the opening five overs and rendered the contest effectively over with England teetering at 20 for six. It was the first time six wickets had been taken inside the opening five overs of an ODI.England, who rested Ben Stokes and made four other changes after Saturday’s narrow victory in Southampton, were eventually dismissed for 153 after 31 overs to which the South Africans replied with 156 for three.Hashim Amla scored 55 before being bowled by debutant Toby Roland-Jones and Quinton de Kock (34) fell in the next over to Jake Ball.But JP Duminy (28 not out) and AB de Villiers (27 not out) saw their side through to victory with 20.1 overs to spare.South Africa’s bowlers used the seamer-friendly conditions to maximum effect as England’s batsmen fell like skittles, the first six wickets all coming from pitched-up deliveries.Rabada had out of form Jason Roy caught in the slips by Amla in the opening over and Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler followed in quick succession to catches.Jonny Bairstow’s 51 saved England from the possibility of a worst-ever ODI score. He struck eight fours off 67 deliveries, putting on 62 for the seventh wicket with David Willey and a further 52 with Roland-Jones, who was 37 not out at the end of the innings.Bairstow was stumped off spinner Kershav Maharaj and England still had just under 19 overs to bat when Steven Finn chipped the ball to midwicket and was the last man out.Hosts England get the Champions Trophy underway against Bangladesh at The Oval on Thursday while South Africa play Sri Lanka at the same venue on Saturday.ENGLAND inningsJ. Roy c Amla b Rabada 4A. Hales c Amla b Rabada 1J. Root lbw b Parnell 2E. Morgan c de Kock b Parnell 8J. Bairstow stp. de Kock b Maharaj 51J. Buttler c du Plessis b Rabada 4A. Rashid c du Plessis b Rabada 0D. Willey c Duminy b Parnell 26T. Roland-Jones not out 37J. Ball b Maharaj 7S. Finn c de Villiers b Maharaj 3Extras: (lb-2, w-8) 10Total: (all out, 31.1 overs) 153Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-7, 3-15, 4-15, 5-20, 6-20, 7-82, 8-134, 9-143.Bowling: K. Rabada 9-1-39-4 (w-2), W. Parnell 8-0-43-3 (w-2), M. Morkel 4-0-15-0, K. Maharaj 6.1-0-25-3, C. Morris 4-0-29-0.SOUTH AFRICA inningsH. Amla b Roland-Jones 55Q. de Kock b Ball 34J. Duminy not out 28F. du Plessis c Buttler b Ball 5A. de Villiers not out 27Extras: (lb-1, w-6) 7Total: (for 3 wickets, 28.5 overs) 156Fall of wickets: 1-95, 2-95, 3-101.Bowling: D. Willey 4.5-0-43-0 (w-1), J. Ball 10-0-43-2 (w-5), S. Finn 7-1-35-0, T. Roland-Jones 7-2-34-1.last_img read more

USG proposes bylaw amendment to diversity fund

first_img(Left to right) Undergraduate Student Government Senators Michaela Murphy, Meagan Lane, Shayan Kohanteb and Jillian Halperin weighed the proposed bylaw amendment at Tuesday’s USG meeting. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)A handful of former and current Undergraduate Student Government leaders proposed a bylaw amendment to a diversity fund during a contentious, three-hour Senate meeting Tuesday night.Sen. Michaela Murphy and former USG leader Mai Mizuno presented a bylaw amendment alongside senators Manda Bwerevu and Meagan Lane. The four aimed to improve transparency and accessibility to a fund dedicated to campus diversity initiatives. The fund was created in 2015 after pressure from various USC cultural organizations, which clamored for more funding. The fund would offer a $100,000 budget split evenly between the USG and the Graduate Student Government, and its initial goal was “to provide a new avenue for their voices to be heard” and “to support student programs and events that enhance our university’s understanding of access, opportunity, diversity, and inclusion,” according to a 2015 memo from the Provost regarding the initiative.While the fund was a short-term victory in the eyes of some students when it was instituted in 2015, Murphy emphasized that numerous diversity- and advocacy-based initiatives had been stalled due to lack of access to and availability of the fund.Some of the proposed initiatives that failed included a career fair for undocumented students and diversity training for staff and the Department of Public Safety. These incidents reflect the problems of the fund’s current state, some senators said.The bylaw amendment originally proposed three main changes. The amendment would work to renew the $50,000 fund each year, establish an oversight board, and create a transparent process to for students to access the fund.The oversight board would feature a chief diversity office, a treasurer and a representative from each cultural assembly.The senators in support of the amendment were concerned that students were unfamiliar with how the fund can be used and decided to propose changes to those concerns. “There’s hesitation for the renewal of the fund, but that is a testament to a lack of awareness, as opposed to lack of demand,” Murphy said during the meeting.Representatives from the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment, the Black Student Assembly and the Environmental Student Assembly spoke in support of the amendment during an open forum.“There’s not always ways for people that want to dedicate themselves to advocacy for diversity to fight for what they want,” said Nia Warren, the co-director of BSA. “There are a lot of opportunities to take on advocacy, so if USG really values diversity, we also need funding.” During the presentation, Sen. Jillian Halperin expressed concerns about how the $50,000 fund might not be sufficient to address the needs of students“Are we fixing a problem? Or are we setting it up in another way?” Halperin asked during the meeting.The floor became contentious when Speaker Pro Tempore Matt Crane proposed a motion to form a special committee dedicated to exploring and tweaking the amendment before a vote passed.This motion would create a committee that would include the Executive Board, the authors of the bylaw, directors and co-directors of organizations and senators were interested in contributing.USG Vice President Blake Ackerman told the Daily Trojan that the committee’s purpose would be to ensure  an “organic space for discussion” among those involved with the amendment and USG’s executive leadership.However, leaders in favor of the amendment said that they felt silenced during the Senate meeting rather than being given an opportunity to discuss on the floor.“We were told to sit down,” Murphy said, expressing her concern with the way Crane and Ackerman handled the conversation during the meeting. In the end, the motion to create a special committee to oversee the amendment discussions failed to pass on a 7-5 decision and a motion was unanimously passed to table further discussion regarding the amendment until Sept. 18. “A lack of communication among USG showed that there was a clear disconnect,” Ackerman said. “Although the Senate is rigidly structured, this was an opportunity for there to be some open communication. My hope is that people who had feelings expressed them the way they wanted to, and I think that this is another step to hear all opinions openly.”last_img read more