NewsHeritageNew views on Limerick’s revolutionary pastBy Staff Reporter – August 1, 2018 3626 Previous articleLotsa luck for Limerick familyNext article#PHOTOS All-Ireland glory beckons for Limerick’s magnificent hurlers Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Advertisement Facebook Linkedin New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland WhatsApp Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Twitter TAGSheritagehistoryLimerick City and CountyMary Immaculate College Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free State soldiers outside Cruise’s Royal Hotel in 1922.Photo: National Library of Ireland.OVER the next five years, Ireland will commemorate the centenaries of seminal, but often difficult and controversial, events.As part of the commemorations, the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) will host a free one-day conference on Limerick during the revolutionary years between 1918 and 1923.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The conference, ‘Limerick 1918-23: New Approaches’ will bring together leading scholars to better understand this important period in Limerick’s and, indeed, the country’s history on Saturday, September 1.According to event organiser and MIC history lecturer Dr Brian Hughes, the conference participants have been working with new themes, methodologies, and sources for history and commemoration of the Irish Revolution.“The research that will be presented reflects some the most recent and innovative additions to our knowledge of the revolutionary period in Limerick and further afield. Contributors will use local, national, and even international perspectives to help us better understand the events of 100 years ago.’The first session of the conference will bring highlight underused or neglected sources for social and political history of the period.Limerick Council Archivist Jacqui Hayes and Limerick Diocesan Archivist David Bracken will highlight material available in local archives that represent the upheaval of the period alongside the everyday lives of those who lived in the city and county.MIC history student, Winnie Davern, will use a collection of private family papers to highlight personal responses to the anti-conscription movement in 1918 while PhD graduate, Dr Seán William Gannon, will look at the experiences of disbanded members of the Royal Irish Constabulary in Limerick in 1922.Maynooth PhD candidate Jack Kavanagh will make innovative use of GIS mapping technology to provide a more detailed picture of Civil War participation and Dr Alexandra Tierney will reflect on the impact of suffrage and independence on the women of Limerick.In the final session, papers by Anna Lively from the University of Edinburgh and Síobhra Aiken from NUI Galway will examine the ways that those involved wrote about their experiences afterwards, in both memoirs and in novels, and how events like the Limerick Soviet have been remembered or, indeed, forgotten.Queen’s University Belfast Professor Fearghal McGarry’s keynote lecture will ask us to think about the history and commemoration of Ireland’s revolution in a global context.Full details at www.mic.ieby Tom [email protected] Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Email
RonBailey/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A school shooting has been thwarted in Los Angeles County, authorities said Friday, after a student was found with an AR-15, ammunition and a list of intended victims.Los Angeles County deputies responded to a call of a student who threatened to shoot other students and staff, Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted Friday morning.After a search warrant was obtained, investigators seized an AR-15, ammunition, a list of intended victims and a drawing of the school layout, Murakami said.The suspect had a “ghost rifle” and bought parts online, Murakami said. The suspect also had silencers, body armor and a “large quantity of ammunition,” Murakami said.Additional details, including the targeted school, were not immediately released by authorities.This thwarted shooting comes one week after two students were shot and killed at Saugus High School, which is also in Los Angeles County. Three more students were shot and injured in the Nov. 14 attack, which was allegedly carried out by a classmate.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Freshman wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown had seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown against UNLV. (Catherine Liang | Daily Trojan)Coming off a strong 43-21 season opening victory against UNLV, No. 17 USC now turns its attention to Saturday’s matchup with Bay Area rival No. 10 Stanford.USC had a lot of positives to take away from its first victory. Freshman quarterback JT Daniels looked poised and played a smart game as the first true freshman to start on opening day for the Trojans since Matt Barkley in 2009. Freshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown showed why he was one of the top-rated players at his position and that his chemistry with Daniels is still strong from high school when they both attended Mater Dei. He led the Trojans with seven receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown. Senior running back Aca’Cedric Ware had a breakout game after three years of not being a featured back, rushing for 100 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries. Along with sophomore running back Stephen Carr, who had nine carries for 54 yards and a 73 yard kickoff return, the Trojans’ new dynamic duo looked like it is ready to replace the loss of Ronald Jones II, who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Against Stanford, however, USC is looking to deliver a much better performance. Head coach Clay Helton is very aware of what Stanford is capable of. “I have a lot of respect for both their players and their coaching staff, having competed against them for the last nine years,” Helton said. “It’s always been a great game, … a close game [and] a physical battle.” Last year, USC defeated Stanford twice at home, once in the third week of regular season play and again in the Pac-12 title game. However, star senior and Heisman Trophy candidate running back Bryce Love was unstoppable, rushing for a combined 285 yards and two touchdowns despite USC’s defense being focused on containing him. According to Helton, USC cannot just focus on the ground game this time around.“Offensively, obviously, one of the better rushing attacks there’s been in our conference over the last nine years, bringing in a premier rusher as we all know in Bryce Love,” Helton said. “Seeing them last week, against San Diego State, with a loaded box, they had to resort to the passing game. I think that’s kind of been the biggest change for them over the last year, is the advancement of [junior quarterback] KJ Costello, what [head coach David Shaw] has done with him and how he has progressed has been impressive.”Oftentimes an afterthought to Love, Costello had one of his finest games for Stanford, passing for 332 yards and four scores to one interception. He almost exclusively targeted senior wideout JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who had a monster 226 yards and three touchdowns. Though USC will still be focused on Love, Costello and Arcega-Whiteside give Stanford three elite players that will keep the Trojans guessing.Daniels’ first trip to The FarmWhen asked what his expectations were of his first road game, especially such a high-profile one, Daniels downplayed any nerves.“Don’t have any,” Daniels said. “I’m really just focused right now on getting to know their defense and understanding what we need to bring.” Daniels also acknowledged that the Trojans are still growing as a team and that they hope to be much better than they were last weekend.“Nobody’s mad. We won the game,” Daniels said. “We just know it’s gonna take some time and some extra reps … The more you play, the more comfortable you get at a faster rate. My first couple snaps, I had zero college snaps; by the fourth quarter, I had 30 or so.”On the transition from the high school game to college, Daniels pointed out two key factors.“Size and speed [are] obviously something that’s different when you’re going from high schoolers to college featuring NFL football players,” Daniels said. “[The] stadium is definitely a change. Not like Mater Dei, but the Coliseum is pretty good too. In general, there’s just a lot of medium to big things that are a lot different.”