first_imgAdvertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral this week of Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, at St John’s Cathedral.The 40-year-old father-of-one died after being knocked off his bicycle by a car on the Kilmurry Roundabout last week. A native of Annacotty, Philip was laid to rest in Mount Saint Oliver Cemetery this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, Philip was commissioned to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50‘ as it is better known. Mr McCormack rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.Originally from Garryowen, Philip is survived by parents Jim and Eileen; daughter Katie; brothers Martin, John and Jim; and sisters Kay, Avril, Jennifer, Vivienne and Gillian. His sister Jennifer described her brother as “fantastic father and a great son”.“Philip was a very caring, generous, hardworking and kind person. He had time for everyone, from ordinary people on the street to Ministers. He could turn his hand to anything and could talk the talk as well as he could walk the walk,” said Jennifer.“Philip was so good to my parents; he would do anything for them. And of course, his daughter Katie was the apple of her father’s eye,” she added.“Philip’s organs were donated for transplant. His passing has helped save lives and this news has given us some small comfort this week,” Jennifer concluded. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Previous articleMunster’s Destination unknownNext articleShortt takes potshot at fellow councillors Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLocal News‘Honda Man’ Philip gives the gift of lifeBy Alan Jacques – January 16, 2014 1296 Print TAGS11850featuredHondaMusic LimerickNifty 50Philip McCormacktransplant Facebooklast_img read more


first_img The NCUA on Wednesday released its draft budget for 2019 and 2020, which estimates $304.4 million and $316.2 million in spending, respectively. The agency will hold a budget briefing Oct. 17; NAFCU has long supported public budget briefings to help ensure transparency and accountability in the budgeting process.“NAFCU and our members appreciate the NCUA’s continued commitment to an open and transparent budgeting process,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “The passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act ensures that the current NCUA Board’s commitment will continue under the direction of future boards. We look forward to reviewing the draft budget and providing the agency with our thoughtful feedback to ensure a strong but cost-effective NCUA.”NAFCU is currently reviewing the proposal, but a summary indicates the agency is continuing to implement its reorganization plan and will reduce the number of staff by 10 positions in 2019.The revised 2019 operating budget is roughly $1.7 million higher than the previously approved two-year budget. The 2019 combined total for operating, capital, and share insurance fund administration budgets is 1.1 percent higher than 2018 at $334.8 million. NCUA headquarters continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_img“This is who he is,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who will have some say in the makeup of the National League All-Star roster as the NL manager this year. “Obviously you don’t know how every game is going to play out. But I think the runway that he’s getting, executing pitches and trying to dissect hitters – this is who he is.“The way he’s going to go out there and compete every time he gets the baseball – that’s who he is. But the results are also following. He’s throwing the heck out of it.”But Stripling the pitcher hasn’t earned the approval of Stripling the voter.“I opened it up and saw my name on it. That’s pretty neat,” Stripling said of the players’ All-Star ballots, which were distributed Friday. “I didn’t vote for myself, though.”Now 6-1 with a 1.76 ERA for the season with wins in six consecutive starts, Stripling has started to entertain thoughts of an All-Star selection.“A little bit because you see it and get asked about it,” he said. “I don’t know. If you think about Alex Wood’s year last year, he was like 11-1 with a 1.00-something at the All-Star break and was the last guy in (as an injury replacement).“I’m just trying to go out there every five days and do my thing and not worry about that. Certainly, you never know if you’ll have another chance. … so I want to go out there and do my best to get there because it would be pretty cool.”Related Articles Stripling took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning Friday night in his latest sterling effort and the Dodgers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“Man, he needs to be there,” said Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, another deserving All-Star candidate who hit his 11th home run Friday. “He’s been fun to watch.”A life preserver is always a welcome sight when you’re treading water.Since joining the Dodgers’ rotation out of necessity in early May, Stripling has made eight starts without allowing more than two runs in any of them. Friday’s two came on a bad slider to Pablo Sandoval in the seventh inning. Sandoval re-directed it into the Dodgers’ bullpen for a two-run home run and the only blemish on the Dodgers’ pitching ledger Friday.Over those eight starts, Stripling has a 1.53 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP, 59 strikeouts and four walks in 47 innings – an All-Star-worthy resume, to be sure. During the past 16 games as the starting rotation crumbled around him, Stripling has been the only Dodgers starter to complete six innings or more in a game. And he has done it in three of his four starts during this stretch. The Dodgers backed him Friday night in typical fashion – with home runs. Kike’ Hernandez (first inning) and Kemp (fourth) put the Dodgers out front with solo shots. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense They were the Dodgers’ MLB-leading 31st and 32nd home runs in June. Since bottoming out 10 games under .500 on May 16, the Dodgers have won the longball war by a long shot. They have outhomered their opponents 49-20 while winning 20 of their last 26 games.But Friday’s deciding run came with a helping hand from the Giants.Giants outfielder Austin Jackson ran Yasmani Grandal’s towering drive down near the wall in center field only to let it clang off his glove for a three-base error. Yasiel Puig followed with a drive Jackson had no chance of catching. He ran it down at the wall for an RBI double and a 3-0 Dodgers lead.Sandoval’s seventh-inning homer made it a one-run game and ended Stripling’s night. Josh Fields followed and retired all four batters he faced. Scott Alexander got his and Kenley Jansen retired the side in order in the ninth, converting his 14th consecutive save opportunity and closing out the Dodgers’ 10th win in their past 12 games. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day PreviousLOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a save and a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants with fans at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, right, hits a solo home run as San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland, left, and catcher Nick Hundley, second from left, watch along with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, left, drops his bat after hitting a solo home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland, front, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, left, gets a hug from Matt Kemp after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his solo homerun with Matt Kemp #27 to take a 1-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants pitches to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches from the bench during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp watches the flight of his solo home run during the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, right, rounds third after hitting a solo home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases after his solo homerun, to take a 2-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants, during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his solo homerun with Max Muncy #13 to take a 2-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his solo homerun in the dugout, to take a 2-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants, during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik makes the catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Alen Hanson #19 of the San Francisco Giants reacts as he strikes out looking to end the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, gestures after hitting an RBI double, next to San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into third after an error by Austin Jackson #16 of the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Austin Jackson #16 of the San Francisco Giants collides with the centerfield wall after dropping a ball hit by Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his run with Ross Stripling #68, from a Yasiel Puig #66 double, to take a 3-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants reacts to his two run homerun to trail 2-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp watches a two-run home run by San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval go out during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a two run homerun to Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts with Yasmani Grandal #9 after giving up a two run homerun to Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants, to hang on to a 3-2 lead, during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, gestures as he scores on his two-run home run, next to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates a two run homerun of Pablo Sandoval #48 to trail 2-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his foul in front of Nick Hundley #5 of the San Francisco Giants and home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants falls as he makes a catch for an out of Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to end the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches a save for a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen and Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a save and a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants with fans at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 33LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Ross Stripling has advised betting against it when asked if he might finish the season with a lower ERA than Max Scherzer.He has laughed off suggestions that he should start making plans to travel to Washington for the All-Star Game next month.And, he has offered that he might be the logical choice to move back to the bullpen on that far-off, mythical day when all of the Dodgers’ starting pitchers are once again healthy.Those might be the only mistakes Stripling has made in the past six weeks.last_img read more