WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Benjy the bullWITH the marriage equality referendum due to take place this Friday, May 22, a Limerick animal rights group is reminding people across Ireland that gay sexual orientation is also documented in over 1500 species of different animals.According to John Carmody of Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), Benjy the ‘gay’ bull who became an international symbol for animal and gay rights late last year, would also vote yes in the marriage equality referendum.“Benjy became an international symbol of animal and gay rights last year and made quiet a lot of country and town folk who would have never thought otherwise about animals being gay, think twice about the fact that being gay is a natural occurrence in not only humans, but bulls, bears, penguins and even gorillas,” John told the Limerick Post.“When it comes to a yes vote for Benjy, we know only too well that he would if he could,” he said. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsBenjy’s vote is a load of bullBy Alan Jacques – May 21, 2015 524 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Email Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleCouncil to review derelict Dock Road sitesNext articleLocal businessman brings new hope to Southill Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjy the gall bullJohn Carmodylimerickmarriage equality referendum Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads
As the days grow long and the adventures longer now that we are out West. The adult playground that is the entire state of Colorado never ceases to exceed our expectations. From Boulder to Buena Vista, Telluride to Denver, we’ve been hiking, biking, backpacking and enjoying the afternoon rain showers. (What better way to replace regular showers?) Now, check out some of the gear that keeps us moving and grooving in the Wild West.La Sportiva Nucleo High GTXFor almost 90 years La Sportiva has been designing high quality footwear to get you to, up, and in the mountains. We’ve been rocking the Nucleo High GTX Boot (La Sportiva’s most breathable boot to date) since April, and we’re smitten. We’ve put these boots to the test in the rolling mountains of the Appalachian Trail, the craggy peaks of Colorado, and the swamps of South Carolina. Each time we’ve been more impressed with the versatility of these leather, medium duty hiking boots.One of our favorite features of these boots is how breathable they are. Gore-Tex has been used in hiking boots for a long time, but the Nucleo features a material called ‘Gore-Tex Surround’. It consists of a polyester mesh insole that allows air to pass under the Gore-Tex bootie insert, negating many of the complaints users have when wearing Gore-Tex. The boots have full waterproof protection, while also BREATHING. It’s like yoga for your feet. We literally walked through the swamp of Congaree National Park and our feet were happier for it. These boots, when used with warm socks, offer good protection in the high snowfields of Colorado. At a pound each (5 ounces under the average weight for leather boots) these lightweight champs are still kicking in the final round.The breathability and waterproofing of the Nucleo, while extremely important to us, were outshined by their most important feature—durability. The Nucleo is made from rugged Nubuck leather and La Sportiva’s proprietary Nano-Cell mesh that makes the boot feel indestructible while offering the breathability that you would expect from a synthetic option.We also like how well the boot grips on different types of surfaces. La Sportiva has a long history of making particularly sticky shoes—it’s their specialty. The Nucleo’s Vibram Nano Sole with Impact Brake System is no exception. This sole was designed to help cushion and stick to terrain when moving fast down hill. The downward push into the front of your boot after a long descent where you end up with hot blisters on the ends of all your toes just doesn’t happen here. Between the Brake System and the lace system, you’ve got a boot that fits like a glove.We like this boot a lot. If you are interested, we’ve written a blog solo dedicated to the Nucleo High GTX that you can read here.National Geographic Maps Road Atlas (Adventure Edition)We do a lot of driving and we can say without a doubt that the United States is best seen off highway. Smart phone GPS is great, but when you’re on a road trip, the windows are down, and the tunes are playing, you want a real map in your co-pilot’s hands. Nat Geo Maps has made an incredible adventure atlas for just these times. The Adventure Atlas holds up to the accuracy and detail that you would expect from Nat Geo Maps, but takes your road trip to the next level. It covers all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.First and foremost this book acts as an incredibly detailed road atlas. It has all of the major roads and highways, but also digs a little deeper with back roads and forest service roads to help get you into the backcountry. All road types are clearly identified so you know what to expect. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in high detail with inset maps.Nat Geo Maps had “spontanious road trips” in mind when they put this atlas together. It shows campsites, national and state parks, BLM land, rivers and mountains ranges. It features an exceptionally accurate topographical profile. They even profile and offer additional information on America’s most visited national parks.We also like how durable the atlas is. Unlike most atlases on the market this one is actually made to be abused and passed around the car on countless road trips. It’s spiral bound and printed on high quality paper. It also has plastic covers to help prevent stains from spills while your headed down your new favorite road.Mountain House: Breakfast SkilletWe wake up plenty of mornings cold, hungry, and far too tired to pull out the entire kitchen cooking setup. That’s when we praise Mountain House for making the breakfast skillet—a warm, lightweight, easy to cook meal, that you appreciate and need when you live in a van.Mountain House has been around for 50 years and you can find them in most major outdoor retailers. Their freeze dried meals are ideal for camping, backpacking, or just having on hand in case of emergency. They’re also perfect for groggy van-lifers who need to eat something wholesome before they can actually get anything accomplished. When you open your pouch you’ll find scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, peppers, and onions… everything we want in a breakfast before our adventures.Freeze dried food has come a long way since it’s inception. People tend to turn their nose up at the thought of freeze dried eggs but somehow Mountain House has figured out a way to make them taste home-made. All of the ingredients re-hydrate perfectly and make you forget that five minutes ago it was sealed in a pouch. The process is easy– just open it up and add in the recommended amount of boiling water directly into the pouch. Take a second to stop and smell the coffee and BAM, you have a delicious, homestyle breakfast ready to be devoured… straight out of the bag. No mess or dishes—just happy, full, van-lifers ready to get to their next adventure.Mountain House also guarantees the taste of their meals for 30 years. You read that right… 30 full years. That’s the longest proven shelf life in the business. That’s also why it’s always a good idea to have some on hand in case of emergency. They won’t go bad even when your power goes out a decade from now. You’ll be able to have a tasty breakfast right before you stub your toe in the dark on your way out the door.You can snag Breakfast Skillet in four different sizes depending on what type of adventure you need to fuel. Feed up to ten humans with one container! Perfect for backpacking with a group. Pro tip: throw some Breakfast Skillet in a tortilla and add a splash of hot sauce for a gourmet backcountry breakfast burrito!If you like the gear we’re reppin’, or what we’re wearing, check out some of the sponsors that make this tour possible: La Sportiva, National Geographic Maps, and Mountain House.
Clifford John Nordmeyer Sr. passed away at his home in Batesville surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The son of John and Eleanor (nee: Brum) Nordmeyer was born on March 5, 1940 in Batesville. He was 79 years old.Cliff as he was known in business, or ‘Kip’ by his friends and family, will always be remembered for his kind and gentle nature. He was always thinking of others first and offering help to everyone, while standing by his convictions. Kip worked at Morris Feed Mill all his life and grew up living across the street. His only absence was the four years he served our country in the Navy from 1959-1963. He was a leader in every organization or lodge he belonged to. He truly lived for his faith in God, service to his country, and love for his family. He will be greatly missed.He will be dearly missed by his wife Gerry Nordmeyer; children, Ben (Mary Anne Sterling) Nordmeyer, Abby (Scott) Schmitz; daughter-in-law Charlene Normeyer; grandchildren Victoria Nordmeyer, Levi (Michaela) Nordmeyer, Leah Nordmeyer, Tegan Schmitz, Lucy Schmitz, Nick McConnell; siblings, Ken (Marcia) Nordmeyer, Mary Beth (Michael) Brunsman, Paul (Ricki) Nordmeyer, Chuck Nordmeyer, Jim (Jane) Nordmeyer, and Mike (Pam) Nordmeyer.He was preceded in death by his parents John and Eleanor Nordmeyer; daughter Rene’ Marie Nordmeyer and son, Clifford John Nordmeyer Jr.Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 4-7pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 27th, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Morris. Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial to follow in the St. Anthony Church Cemetery with military grave side rites by conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Ripley County V.F.W. Post #3183.Memorials may be given to the Summer Food Program or Gibault School for Boys c/o the funeral home.
Podolski accepts if Arsene Wenger’s squad are to close that gap over the next 12 months, then they cannot afford to be second best when they line up against City, Liverpool and Chelsea again, having suffered heavy away defeats at all three. “It is not easy to [look back on the season finishing fourth] when you are on top of the league for weeks and weeks,” said the Germany international. “But we lost against the clubs around us to Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea and these are the points we miss. Next season we must now focus as well on big games.” Podolski continued: “Now we have to focus on the FA Cup final and after the season, the boss and the staff will look at the matches and what was good and what was not so good. “We will see and we must change that next season, but it is not easy. “This is the Premier League, which is not like other leagues. Every year, you have six or seven teams who fight to be champions and as well the teams who are at the bottom fight every game. “But I think we played well in the season and if we can win the FA Cup final, then it is a good season for us.” Ramsey’s moment of brilliance, volleying home a floated cross from Olivier Giroud at the far post, finally broke the deadlock at Carrow Road after John Ruddy had made some decent first-half saves. Press Association The Gunners signed off with a 2-0 win over Norwich, which confirmed relegation for the Norfolk club, to end their campaign just seven points behind champions Manchester City. Arsenal had led the table for some 128 days before falling away in mid-February following the loss of key men to injury – notably Aaron Ramsey, who scored a fine goal at Carrow Road – and then rallying to end with five straight wins after beating Wigan on penalties to book their place in the FA Cup final. The Wales midfielder hopes Arsenal can carry their recent momentum into the FA Cup final against Hull, which will offer England midfielder Jack Wilshere the chance of another run-out, having made a welcome return from a fractured foot with a substitute’s appearance on Sunday. “We have got 79 points and that is an improvement on last season. It was important to win before we go into the FA Cup final,” Ramsey said. “[Everyone] wants to play in finals and we have one now, so I am looking forward to that. “We haven’t won anything for many years now so this would be a great trophy to win and I am sure that if we do win it, it will make us more hungry to go on, get to more finals and win more trophies.” Full-back Carl Jenkinson added a second for Arsenal when he swept the ball in from close range – before wheeling away in delight to celebrate his first club goal in front of the travelling support in what was a special moment for the life-long Gunners fan. “As a kid, I have scored that goal 100 times in my back garden and celebrated like I am celebrating in front of the fans. I have done it for real now and it was the best feeling in the world,” Jenkinson said on Arsenal Player. “I am a defender so I am not going to score too many goals and hopefully that will kick-start it now and I will get a few more.” Forward Lukas Podolski maintains Arsenal must not make the same mistakes again when tackling the Barclays Premier League’s top three if they are to last the distance in next season’s championship race.