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Burial of Limerick woman killed in the Netherlands

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Email Dutch police at Savornin Lohman Street in Den Bosch, where the body was found.The county Limerick woman who died from severe head injuries at her Dutch home last Monday, is to be buried in her native Rathkeale tomorrow.64 year-old Martina O’Brien-Viguurs, a grandmother and mother-of-eight, was found dead after paramedics were called to her home at Savornin Lohman Street in Den Bosch, an affluent city in the southern Dutch province of Brabant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dutch police have confirmed they are treating the death as suspicious and local media reported that they were investigating whether the injuries were inflicted by a heavy, blunt object.Mrs O’Brien-Viguurs had been resident in the Netherlands for the past five years and had also lived in the Douglas area of Cork for a number of years. She is survived by six daughters, two sons and 11 grandchildren.Her husband, named locally as Arnold ‘Arno’ Viguurs, appeared in court yesterday in connection with her death and was remanded in custody to appear before a judge in Den Bosch within the next 14 days when a decision will be made on whether charges will be brought against him.Mr Viguurs, who is a retired real estate agent in his sixties, is well known in the area, having been on the local carnival organising committee.Neighbours said the couple’s home on Savornin Lohman Street had been sold for €225,000, with the couple intending to retire to Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with the woman’s Irish-based family, who were deeply shocked to be informed of her death on Monday evening.Mrs O’Brien-Viguurs’ removal will be from her daughter’s home in Douglas, Cork this evening with her funeral Mass in Rathkeale Church tomorrow. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleFunding awarded to Limerick organisationsNext articleJP’s scholarships put Limerick students at the top of the class Editor Printcenter_img NewsBurial of Limerick woman killed in the NetherlandsBy Editor – November 13, 2015 767 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSCorkCourtdepartment of foreign affairslimerickMartina O’ Brien-ViguursRathkealerathkeale churchthe netherlands Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Frozen’s Josh Gad Reunites With Disney & More!

first_img View Comments Bobby Cannavale Tony Nominees Bobby Cannavale and Jude Law Join Forces in Spy Two-time Tony nominees Bobby Cannavale and Jude Law are to star in an international spy comedy imaginatively titled Spy. According to Deadline the movie will be released on Memorial Day 2015. Of course, we’ve got Cannavale in the upcoming movie musical remake of Annie to look forward to before then—the tuner is set to open in a theater near you December 19. Star Files Frozen’s Josh Gad to Reunite With Disney Another Hollywood project for Book of Mormon alum Josh Gad! The Frozen star has once again teamed up with Disney, this time for a family comedy-adventure. Deadline reports that the Tony nominee and his writing partner Ryan Dixon will be working together on the as yet untitled project for the studio. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Of Mice and Men’s Leighton Meester on Finding Her Stage Voice Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester has opened up about how she’s coped with making the transition from screen to Broadway in Of Mice and Men. The star told Yahoo: ” I had a sense that on stage I’d have to find my voice louder than in a close-up in a movie.” Another difference between the two mediums? “You are always in frame when you are on stage. Everyone can see you. You aren’t waiting for your close-ups.” Josh Gad Leighton Meesterlast_img read more

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USC alumni and ‘Tinder’ co-founders meet with students on campus

first_imgOn Monday, Jan. 27 USC Program Board Speakers Committee and Tech L.A. Internships hosted “From an Idea to Millions: Fireside Chat with the Tinder Team.”Swipe Right · Tinder co-founders Sean Rad (left) and Justin Mateen (right) returned to their alma mater to discuss their popular app. The creators encouraged students to take advantage of their college experiences. – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanSix members of the Tinder staff shared their experiences in the technology and business industries. They also fielded questions from audience members in the discussion.In just 17 months, Tinder, which was originally launched at USC, according to the Huffington Post, is now growing at a rate of 20,000 new users per day with a total of 100 million users. The company has also expanded around the world to countries such as Australia, England, Brazil and Turkey.“We drain a lot of batteries,” said co-founder Jonathan Badeen, who is also responsible for user experience at Tinder.CMO Justin Mateen said the average Tinder user opens the application 11 times per day, for an average of seven minutes — that’s 77 minutes per day.As USC alumni, Mateen and co-founder Sean Rad were able to tailor their information to the student audience and their ability to relate to the student experience was appreciated by those in attendance.“Their honesty was very refreshing and they didn’t mince their words. They actually gave realistic advice about startups,” said Andrew Seah, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism.Rad encouraged students to take advantage of the college experience, specifically the experience granted at USC. He credits some of his USC professors as his inspiration.“School gives you a great excuse to take all the risks in the world. The greatest asset of USC was that it gave me a platform to think freely and I didn’t have my parents or society breathing down my neck to influence me,” Rad said.For the business majors and hopeful entrepreneurs in attendance, the Tinder staff shared some of their strongest user growth strategies.“You need to identify social influencers in small areas, see who the influencers are, and target them,” said Whitney Wolfe, vice president of marketing. “That’s how we spread throughout college campuses and other social scenes.”Students were very receptive to the Tinder staff’s advice. As a student with experience in business and media, Kevin Macario, a sophomore majoring in economics, said the event appealed to his academic and personal interests.“It was great to hear how they’ve developed app, and what they plan to do with it,” Macario said. “I came to the event a little bit because of my major, but mostly because of my experience with apps. Obviously these guys are doing something right.”Additionally, the Tinder team shared the direction they hope the company will head toward as well as their ideas for features that could be implemented in the near future.Mateen spoke about a new function that will improve the recommendation function and increase the number of matches users receive. The team also alluded to a “revolutionary change” that will be released in two months, which will optimize the application.“The talk was really awesome it was the best business talk I’ve been to at USC,” said April Luo, a junior majoring in computer science. “I liked how it was a smaller, more intimate environment and they were really honest and straightforward.”In the meantime, one of Tinder’s biggest challenges is beating the stigma and stereotype that Tinder is just a “hook-up app.”“There are people who are hesitant to join Tinder because they don’t understand what it is, but we want to associate ourselves ourselves with bigger brands and high-profile celebrities because it’s not about number of users but breaking the stigma,” Mateen said.When asked if he would ever sell the company to Facebook, Rad gave a strong: “No.”“We have a big vision for Tinder and we’ve only accomplished a small percent of that. We have so much room to grow,” he said.last_img read more

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Picard Coon Come and Vivane Michel to lead off Québecs relationship with

first_imgAPTN National NewsGhislain Picard, Matthew Coon Come and Viviane Michel will be the lead witnesses in Québec’s inquiry into the province’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.The inquiry was called after news surfaced of alleged abuse of Indigenous women at the hands of the province’s police force, the Sûreté du Québec.The hearings will start June 5, according to a schedule released by the commission.Picard, the regional Quebec chief for the Assembly of First Nations, has been pushing for the inquiry after the allegations were uncovered.Coon Come is the grand chief of the grand council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Michel is president of the Quebec Native Women’s Association.The hearings will begin in Val D’Or.The complete calendar of hearings for the month of June is as follows:Monday June 5: Opening ceremony, Commissioner’s declaration of opening and Viviane Michel, President (Quebec Native Women)Tuesday June 6: Chief Ghislain Picard (AFNQL) and Grand Chief Verna Polson (Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council)Wednesday June 7: Chief Adrienne Jérôme (Anishinabe Nation of Lac Simon)Thursday June 8: Édith Cloutier, Executive Director (Centre d’amitié Autochtone de Val-d’Or) and Tanya Sirois, Executive Director (Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec)Monday June 12: Widia Larivière, Education and Cooperation Officer (Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission) and Daniel Salée (Concordia University)Tuesday June 13: Representatives from Quebec Public ServicesWednesday June 14: Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come (Grand Council of the Crees Eeyou Istchee) and representatives from Quebec Public ServicesThursday June 15: Pierre Lepage (Anthropologist), Me Marie-Chantale Brassard and Me Patrick Michel (Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions)Monday June 19: Grand Chief Constant Awashish (Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw) and Carole Lévesque (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)Tuesday June 20: Me Maryse Picard (Expert witness), Pierre Corbeil (Mayor of Val-d’Or) and Paul-Antoine Martel (City of Val-d’Or)Anyone wishing to participate in the inquiry by clicking here – or calling toll free 1 844 [email protected]last_img read more

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