NewsBreaking newsLimerick Gardai very concerned over welfare of missing teenBy Staff Reporter – October 6, 2015 693 Previous articleRugby – Munster name ‘A’ side to face Leinster ‘A’Next articleGAA – Audio – Patrickswell’s Ciaran Carey previews Limerick SHC final against Na Piarsaigh Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE whereabouts of a missing teenager in Limerick is something that gardai say they are “very concerned” aboutGardai are now concerned for the welfare of teenager Adam Dunne who went missing in Limerick city on Monday night.They have now issued a public appeal for assistance in locating the 15-year old.Adam was last seen around 7pm on Roxboro Road, Limerick city on Monday night.He is described as being 5’9″ tall, of slim build with light brown hair.He has blue/green eyes.When last seen the teen was wearing a grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hoodie top, a navy t-shirt with a grey collar and black runners.Anyone who has seen Adam or has information that can assist in locating him is asked to telephone Roxboro Road Garda Station at 061 214340, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Twitter Facebook Email Advertisement Print Linkedin
When Oprah Winfrey came to Harvard last year, the talk show host and philanthropist received not only an honorary degree of laws, but also served as Commencement speaker. Winfrey added a W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to those distinctions during a ceremony at Sanders Theatre on Tuesday night.The annual medals recognize outstanding contributions to African-American culture, and Winfrey’s company included architect David Adjaye, singer Harry Belafonte, Congressman John Lewis, “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen, screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, and film producer Harvey Weinstein. Also honored was the poet Maya Angelou, who died in May.“Seven of this year’s recipients embody excellence in the arts, and there’s a reason we’re focused on the arts,” said Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor.The celebration included a ribbon-cutting for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, which Gates helms. Designed by Adjaye, the gallery is slated to open this fall.The non-arts recipient was Rep. John Lewis of Georgia — absent from last year’s ceremony due to the government shutdown.Yet politics and art are not so disparate, observed Gates. Throughout history, art has been a means of political expression for African-Americans.In introducing Lewis, Gov. Deval Patrick praised the Civil Rights pioneer’s moral leadership, welcoming him onstage to thunderous applause.“The only thing I just try to do — I just try to help out,” said Lewis.A friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, Lewis recalled that as a young boy he questioned white authority and was compelled to ignore his parents’ reprimands to just accept it, and not cause trouble.Setting the tone for an emotional event, Lewis said: “I got in trouble. Good trouble. Necessary trouble.”Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence Jamaica Kincaid, in praising Angelou, recited passages from her classic poem “Still I Rise.”“Laws cannot make poets, but poets can and do make laws,” and Angelou “devoted her life to making justice as normal as oxygen,” said Kincaid.Graduate School of Design Dean Mohsen Mostafavi introduced Adjaye, the John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard.Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and raised in the United Kingdom, Adjaye is a true citizen of the world, noted Mostafavi. Among the architect’s current projects is the design of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith praised Belafonte as the artist “who introduced calypso to a broad American audience,” and one whose songs have often carried serious messages on injustice.Belafonte spoke of the hardships of black veterans at the end of World War II. Belafonte had served in the Navy and said upon his return how “fortune fell so heavily my way” — the way it didn’t for most. That fortune was a life in the arts.Recalling the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Lewis F. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor William Julius Wilson said that McQueen’s films address contemporary questions of “How does a black person move through the world when that world is predisposed to prejudice?”“For me, art has always been about creating debate,” said McQueen, who said he wants his work to resonate with audiences, for his films to be conversations.“The experience has to linger,” he said. “My only commitment — my only doctrine — is to not let the dust settle.”Lawrence Bobo, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences, introduced screenwriter and producer Rhimes, known for “Grey’s Anatomy,” the wildly popular “Scandal,” and her latest venture, “How to Get Away with Murder.”Bobo pointed to Rhimes’ breadth in writing and her commitment to authentic characters.“I wish it wasn’t so remarkable that I thought that television should look like the rest of the world,” said Rhimes, who was greeted by an enthusiastic “We love you, Shonda!” from a group in the audience.“I love you, too,” she shot back, ending her remarks with, “And I’m just getting started.”Weinstein was saluted by Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), for his support and guidance of some of the most acclaimed films of the past two decades. The duo recently collaborated for the A.R.T.’s production of “Finding Neverland,” which just ended its Cambridge run and is now headed to Broadway.Capping off the evening was Winfrey, of course.“She is an American phenomenon,” said President Drew Faust. “Her good works are the stuff of legend at this point.”Winfrey revealed an important lesson that came in her early days on television.“I quickly learned that television was a platform I can use and not be used by,” she said. “I could inform people, engage them, bring little pieces of light into their lives. My constant prayer is: How can I be used? How can I use my life as an expression of art? This medal means I’m on the right path, and I thank you.”For additional coverage, visit the Hutchins Center website.
Coming off a solid road victory up at Stanford on Tuesday, the No. 1 USC beach volleyball team (26-0) is back home and ready to wrap up the regular season as it hosts a pair of California teams for two dual matches on Thursday afternoon. The Trojans will put their 56-match winning streak on the line when they welcome No. 5 Long Beach State and Cal State Bakersfield to the friendly confines of Merle Norman Stadium, where USC has won its last 12 straight matches. Furthermore, the Trojans will look to win their 88th dual in their last 90 tries.Senior All-Americans Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes, the first pair in NCAA history to reach 100 wins together (123-4 overall, .968), headline the current undefeated Trojan squad at the top court after setting a national record with 103 consecutive victories from April 2, 2015 to April 8, 2017. The two veterans have the benefit of experience on their side, having played together at court one since their sophomore years. However, the other four USC pairs have all had to adjust to new partners in 2017, with 14 different lineup changes being used throughout the season due to various injuries. But with a team as deep as USC’s, Hughes knows how big of a luxury it is to have players on the roster that can come in and step up when called upon.“I’m not surprised at how well our team has adjusted,” Hughes said. “I think that’s a big thing for us this year — we have depth from top to bottom, from our ones to our fives and even our exhibition pairs. People are working really hard in practice and pushing each other to get better, and that has been great for us as a whole.”The Trojan depth has been on full display so far this season despite the lineup changes, with three different USC pairs notching at least 20 wins this season. One of those successful pairs is the tandem of juniors Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer at the No. 5 spot. With a 28-3 overall mark together on the season and a 24-1 record in dual matches, Belton and Kremer will look to extend their own winning streak to 10 consecutive matches with two wins on Thursday. Finally, the No. 3 pair of junior Terese Cannon and senior Nicolette Martin have posted 24 overall wins (seven losses) with 21 of those coming in dual play. In total, six pairs have recorded at least 11 wins overall this season.