State funding advances St. Mary’s wind farm plan

first_imgEconomy | Energy & Mining | Interior | State GovernmentState funding advances St. Mary’s wind farm planJuly 21, 2015 by Tim Bodony, KIYU Share:Wind turbines were installed on Fire Island outside Anchorage in 2012. St. Mary’s is likewise considering wind as a power source. (KSKA file photo)The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is moving ahead with its plans to build a wind farm for St. Mary’s and Pitkas Point, after receiving the necessary funding through Fiscal Year 2016 state capital budget.A $4.3 million appropriation of state money remained in the trimmed-down capital budget throughout the legislative session, even as other projects were cut.AVEC President and CEO Meera Kohler says the money was never in serious jeopardy because it is actually a re-appropriation of money previously set aside for another project.While waiting for the money to be delivered, Kohler and AVEC managers are hammering out some important details about the design of the wind farm.“We haven’t decided exactly what wind turbines we are going to use,” Kohler said. “The plan is to use the Northwind 100-B, but we are also contemplating a larger machine. But we will have to make that decision by December of this year.”The St. Mary’s wind farm has a proposed capacity of 400 kilowatts of electricity from four separate turbines. But even if the plans change to use larger turbines to create more electricity, Kohler is confident that any excess electricity won’t go to waste.“There’s plenty of demand for electricity as heat to absorb the excess production, as long as we can do it for equal or less than what we budgeted for the smaller turbines, in terms of cost,” Kohler said. “So producing additional wind power is never really a significant deterrent”A separate plan aims to connect the electrical grids of St. Mary’s and nearby Mountain Village, which would broaden the customer base benefitting from wind power.St. Mary’s will still have to operate diesel generators to supplement the power coming from the wind farm, but Kohler predicts that AVEC members in that area will see lower utility bills as a result of the project.AVEC estimates that wind power saves 25 to 35 cents per kilowatt-hour compared to diesel power.Kohler expects the wind farm to be operational by the end of next year.Share this story:last_img read more

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Red Carpet Concert: Foghorn Stringband

first_imgArts & Culture | Juneau | KRNN | KXLLRed Carpet Concert: Foghorn StringbandMay 23, 2016 by Scott Burton, KTOO Share:In our seventh of 10 Folk Fest Session Red Carpet Concerts, we present Foghorn Stringband. The quartet is Nadine Landry on bass, Sammy Lind on fiddle, Caleb Klauder on mandolin and Reeb Willms on guitar. Here is “Cumberland Gap.”Watch additional Red Carpet Concerts with Kim Beggs, or Sean Tracey and Nate May. Stay tuned for Mike Mickelson’s video on Wednesday.Share this story:last_img

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Court clerk writes Alaska chief justice has no bias in Recall Dunleavy case

first_imgCrime & Courts | Politics | Southcentral | State GovernmentCourt clerk writes Alaska chief justice has no bias in Recall Dunleavy caseFebruary 19, 2020 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks to reporters at a press conference in the Capitol on Wednesday. He said that public statements by Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger led members of the group fighting Dunleavy’s recall, Stand Tall with Mike, to believe it would be difficult for Bolger to hear the case. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)The clerk for the Alaska Supreme Court responded on Wednesday to questions about Chief Justice Joel Bolger’s ability to be impartial over the proposed recall of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.Clerk of the court Meredith Montgomery wrote in a letter to lawyers in the case that Bolger does not have any personal bias concerning Dunleavy or other parties in the recall lawsuit.Stand Tall with Mike, the group opposing the recall of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, questioned Bolger’s impartiality when it announced on Tuesday that it was dropping its appeal seeking to block the recall.Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger outside the House chambers in Juneau on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Skip Gray/KTOO)Montgomery offered an explanation as to why Bolger made public statements related to two of the four listed grounds for recall. She wrote that Bolger made those statements because he serves as the administrative head of the court system and chairman ex-officio of the Alaska Judicial Council.“Chief Justice Bolger does not have any personal bias or prejudice concerning the parties of attorneys involved in this case, or personal knowledge of any disputed evidentiary facts, and he knows of no other reason why he cannot render a fair and impartial decision in this matter,” Montgomery wrote.One of the listed grounds for recall is that Dunleavy failed to appoint a Palmer Superior Court judge within the legally required 45 days. This prompted Bolger to issue a statement saying Dunleavy must appoint someone nominated by the Judicial Council to fill the seat.Another of the grounds for recall alleges that Dunleavy violated the separation of powers between the executive and judicial branches by saying that he was vetoing $334,700 of court funding, because of court rulings upholding Medicaid funding of abortions. The court system issued a statement after the veto, saying that the courts would “continue to render independent court decisions based on the rule of law, without regard to the politics of the day.”Chief justice to Alaska Legislature: The courts remain independentIn a press conference on Wednesday, Dunleavy said that it was those public statements that led Stand Tall with Mike members to believe it would be difficult for Bolger to hear the case.“It raises questions,” Dunleavy said. “I mean, I’m not prepared to say that the Supreme Court justice is bound and determined to stick it to myself. I’m not prepared to say that. I don’t have evidence of that.”Dunleavy said Stand Tall with Mike was concerned about how the court would rule.“And I want to believe that the courts can be fair and individuals on the courts can be fair,” he said. “We will find out. But we are preparing that there’s already an inevitable decision that’s going to be made, is the feeling.”Stand Tall with Mike didn’t seek to disqualify Bolger. Montgomery wrote that any party can ask for the justice to be to disqualified by Feb. 26. Failure to do this would waive the potential disqualification.The state Division of Elections continues to appeal the case.Watch the latest legislative coverage from Gavel Alaska.There was a problem playing the videoThe media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 36:30Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -36:30 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.video append of 996696b failed for segment #0 in playlist 1-https://invintus-otfp.global.ssl.fastly.net/2147483647/1156b0920fe47990fb1468a3321bf07b8ade0610_480p_30fps.m3u8Beginning of dialog window. 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Gambell residents hunker down amid COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgCoronavirus | NorthwestGambell residents hunker down amid COVID-19 outbreakOctober 5, 2020 by Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM – Nome Share:The local grocery store in Gambell, on St. Lawrence Island in 2017. (Davis Hovey, KNOM)Melanie Campbell is finishing up work for the day at the Gambell IRA office. It’s nearly 5 p.m., and she hasn’t had a chance to call in her groceries to the Native store.“I kind of feel like it’s too late for me to make an order!” she said with a laugh.With 29 cases of the virus locally, and about half of the community tested, the local store is only taking phone orders. Residents are asked to form a line, stand six feet apart and wait for the store clerk to deliver their groceries.There’s one grocery store for the community of 700 people, and the phone line is constantly busy. And the lockdown is exacerbating the already delicate grocery supply chain.“We haven’t had any eggs and fresh produce in quite a while,” said Gambell City Clerk Charlotte Apatiki. She notes that several times this season the cargo plane failed to land and unload groceries.Apatiki says Norton Sound Health Corporation is helping deliver groceries to families in isolation.The Gambell school is closed and right now, and the Bering Strait School District is not doing meal deliveries. Many children in the community normally eat both breakfast and lunch at school.While eggs would be nice to have for baking projects to keep her children entertained, Apatiki doesn’t think her household of six will go hungry.“Most of us, if we were lucky to have gas during the spring harvest, are living on Native foods and fish,” she said.Charlotte Apatiki, Gambell’s city clerk, in 2020. (JoJo Phillips/KNOM)Earlier this year a broken fuel line caused Gambell to be on a fuel ration for most of the spring and summer subsistence season. That has since been repaired, and Apatiki says local fuel prices have gone down from $12 to about $7.40. But she thinks the fuel ration impacted a lot of residents’ ability to harvest the food they now need to get them through lockdown.Some assistance did come from the federal government. The Native Village of Gambell decided to give every member of the community $600 through their tribal CARES Act funding to help ease the burden of those costs. According to grant administrator Melanie Campbell, that funding is for cleaning supplies, food, fuel or anything else a family would need.The emotional costs are taking a toll as well. Gambell has three village police officers going around the community to enforce the lockdown. That’s hard for Apatiki’s kids, who are used to roaming the tightly-knit village.“My five-year-old really wants to go play with his cousins and everything. The weather hasn’t been cooperating at all. It’s raining and pretty windy out there.”Aside from being cooped up inside, online schooling isn’t an option either, and homework isn’t being sent out by the local school.“Our [internet/mobile] data here is practically slow-to-nothing on some days,” Apatiki said. “Nothing is being done right now.”The local hospital considers the situation in Gambell to be an outbreak. Local residents told KNOM they worry that the virus is spreading more easily because of the number of people living in overcrowded homes with their extended families.Norton Sound Health Corporation is reporting that at least one household of six individuals in Gambell all tested positive for COVID-19. Despite that, local Mayor Joel James feels prepared for the current hunker-down order.“People that are in isolation have isolation housing and people that are in quarantine are in quarantine at home,” he said.For privacy reasons, he wouldn’t confirm where the isolation units are, but James says there are enough units available in Gambell if more people become sick.Local leaders like Mayor James stress the importance of following curfew and quarantine rules to slow down the community spread. The mayor is trying to do his part too“I’m a very busy man,” he said. “I was delivering toilet paper to people in isolation.” Share this story:last_img read more

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This is how the SNP could get another referendum, scrap trident, and get a high-speed train to Edinburgh

first_img This is how the SNP could get another referendum, scrap trident, and get a high-speed train to Edinburgh Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoArticles SkillHe Left Wife For Her Sister, Then She Wins It AllArticles SkillUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoFinancial 10See The Wife Of The World’s Richest BillionairesFinancial 10UndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndo More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Sunday 22 March 2015 4:39 pm whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Just how costly for England could a Labour capitulation in Scotland be? Alex Salmond, the former leader of the Scottish National Party, has suggested that a pact between Labour and the SNP could end up costing Westminster a second referendum, its Trident nuclear programme, and more cash.Some polls suggest Labour could lose all its seats in Scotland and the party is not expected to make up the difference south of the border. Although Labour and the SNP are unlikely to form a coalition government, they could enter into an agreement to vote together in the commons. With a weakened Liberal Democrat presence and the lack of an overall majority, Ed Miliband may well be left with no choice but to go to Nicola Sturgeon’s party for help.Speaking to the Andrew Marr show today, Salmond said that such an occurrence would be good for Scotland, as it would allow the SNP great influence over Westminster policy making. Other proposals Salmond mentioned included a high speed rail line to Edinburgh, while he also said the SNP would negotiations about budget packages.Anna Soubry, the Conservative minister of state for defence personnel, welfare and veterans, described the idea as “terrifying”.  Billy Ehrenberg Tags: Scottish independence referendum UK Trident programme whatsapplast_img read more

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Grassley joins the debate over drug discounts with bill pushing hospitals to disclose payments

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Alex Wong/Getty Images Log In | Learn More Politics Erin Mershon [email protected] By Erin Mershon March 1, 2018 Reprints Senior News Editor @eemershon Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDcenter_img What is it? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. WASHINGTON — A senior Republican senator is wading into the debate over a controversial drug discount program with new legislation to require more transparency from hospitals that participate.Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) dropped legislation Thursday that takes aim at the so-called 340B program, which forces drug companies to give some public and nonprofit hospitals discounts on medicines. Through Medicare, the federal government then reimburses the facilities for the drugs at a higher rate. About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Tags Congressdrug pricinghospitalsMedicarepolicypoliticsSTAT+ What’s included? Grassley joins the debate over drug discounts with bill pushing hospitals to disclose payments last_img read more

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Blood pressure and cholesterol checks are ‘falling through the cracks’ of virtual primary care

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Blood pressure and cholesterol checks are ‘falling through the cracks’ of virtual primary care Health Tech linkedin.com/in/erinbrodwin/ Widely embraced as a medical lifeboat during the pandemic, telehealth is showing signs of taking on water.A new study from a team of Johns Hopkins and Stanford researchers suggests that telemedicine — at least in its current form — may be ill-suited to staunch the collateral health effects of the pandemic, such as a rise in heart attacks and strokes among patients with chronic conditions. The research, published this month in JAMA Network Open, offers an early insight into the quality of telehealth visits during the pandemic at a time when most studies have only looked at quantity. By Erin Brodwin Oct. 6, 2020 Reprints What is it? Log In | Learn More @erbrod What’s included? Erin Brodwin Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. About the Author Reprints Tags cardiologymedical technologySTAT+ Health Tech Correspondent, San Francisco Erin is a California-based health tech reporter and the co-author of the STAT Health Tech newsletter. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images [email protected] GET STARTEDlast_img read more

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Panther’s men fall to heavy defeat to complete double disappointment for the Portlaoise club

first_img By Sean Hennessy – 4th February 2018 Council Pinterest Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Twitter Rugby Men’s National League Division OnePortlaoise 60 Neptune 101Portlaoise Panther’s are still sitting bottom of Division 1A following a disappointing display against high-flying Neptune. It was their first league game in three weeks since their two point loss to UU Elks.The game started in a flying fashion with both teams flying forward attacking the baskets, and it looked like Portlaoise were going to be up the game. Tim Stewart and Benny Carroll were controlling the game for the Panthers and there was a lot of confidence in the Portlaoise by the end of the opening quarter. Incredibly, Tim Stewart scored all of Panther’s first quarter 23 points.He didn’t let up in the second quarter, flying out of the blocks getting some more baskets and dominating both defensive and offensive rebounds. Benny Carroll got his game following as well with a couple of baskets.He was also finding Craig Scully, who was brought in to add extra physicality around the hoop, which payed off with him grabbing two quick baskets. Neptune finished strong, with the Panthers seemingly running out of steam in the final minutes of the second quarter, and they trailed 33-49.The third quarter was were the Panthers began to lose touch with the Cork city side, who had Jarell Marshall and Adam Heaphy running the show for them. Roy Downey’s pin point shooting from medium and long range damaged the Panthers confidence and it allowed Neptune to open a commanding lead by the end of the third.Tim Stewart, Craig Scully and Gedaminis Sevelis were the standout performers for the Panthers in the final quarter, which Stewart finishing with 30 of the Portlaoise side’s 60 game points. As impressive as he was, Neptune ran away with the game as a contest and pushed to a 41 point win. it was disappointing night for the Portlaoise club, who also seen their ladies fall to UCC Glanmire in the earlier gamePORTLAOISE PANTHERS: Jack Dooley, Gedaminis Sevelis, Benny Carroll, Kyle Burke, Tim Stewart, Craig Scully, Peter Duignan, James Phelan, David Glynn, Trevor Swayne, Dylan Dunne, Mantas Vilmas.SEE ALSO – Unfortunate Laois push All Ireland champs all the way Facebook Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community Home Sport Basketball Panther’s men fall to heavy defeat to complete double disappointment for the… SportBasketball RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThree Laois horses going for glory in LeopardstownNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, February 4, 2018 Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! WhatsApp WhatsApp Panther’s men fall to heavy defeat to complete double disappointment for the Portlaoise club Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

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Laois connection to historic Munster schools rugby success

first_imgHome Sport Rugby Laois connection to historic Munster schools rugby success SportRugby Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A key man on the Glenstal side was flanker Conor Booth from Roscrea whose dad Paul is originally from The Heath but now works as a GP in Roscrea.Conor was one of five players on the side that also played in last year’s final and they put in a very impressive second-half performance against the wind after being level 3-3 at the break.Two Glenstal tries helped them into an 18-10 lead and although CBC crossed for a late try, Glenstal held out.The Limerick school overcame Rockwell College 10-8, Bandon Grammar School 24-7 and Crescent 30-10 on their way to the final.Paul Booth himself has strong sporting credentials having won a Laois SFC medal with The Heath in 1993 as well as having played rugby with Rockwell, where he went to school, and Portlaoise.Paul’s brother Sean is regarded as one of the best Portlaoise rugby players of all time and was a member of the Portlaoise team that won the Towns Cup in 1982 along with another brother Gerard.Another brother, Richard, was a prominent member of the IFA prior to his untimely death in 2012.Current Heath and former Laois underage player Ciaran Booth, Gerard’s son, is a first cousin of Conor.SEE ALSO – Laois girl to the fore as Kilkenny school for All Ireland hockey glory The Munster Schools Senior Cup rugby final was one of the few sporting fixtures to go ahead last Sunday as the latest snow storm brought almost the entire country to a standstill.But the game between Glenstal Abbey from Limerick and CBC from Cork was played in Musgrave Park on Sunday and it saw the Limerick side record an historic first success  thanks to an 18-17 win over the Cork school.The boarding school, which is based in the rural Limerick village of Murroe, had only ever been in two finals prior to this year – in 1970 and 2017 – and they were up against a CBC outfit seeking a record-breaking 31st title. Council Twitter Facebook By Steven Miller – 23rd March 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil almost ready to take charge of Stradbally housing estateNext articleNo place for Laois farmers on Rural Social Scheme Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point.center_img Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Facebook WhatsApp TAGSConor BoothGlenstal AbbeyMunster Schools Senior CupPaul Booth Laois connection to historic Munster schools rugby success Twitter Rugby Community Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

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Huge crowd expected to attend Memorial Match in honour of late Liam Kealy

first_imgHome News Huge crowd expected to attend Memorial Match in honour of late Liam… News Former All-Star Tom Kelly, who works as a prison officer, is one of the chief organisers behind the game.He said: “The response we have gotten has been absolutely unbelievable. By Alan Hartnett – 2nd May 2018 Liam Kealy Hundreds of tickets have already been sold ahead of Thursday night’s memorial match for Liam Kealy in Kellyville.The St Joseph’s man died while on a stag weekend with friends in Cork and his passing has had a massive impact on the whole community which he was entrenched in.And in an effort to honour him, St Joseph’s will play a Memorial Match against a LMC/Irish Prison Service selection on Thursday May 3 at 8pm in Kellyville. Council Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLiam KealySt Joseph’s Facebook Rugby Community Pinterest Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp “Liam lived for the GAA and was a brilliant clubman. If he was asked to do something, he would do it without question.“It is still very hard for everyone here because you keep expecting him to come around the corner smiling.“So hopefully by doing this, we will be able to show to Aisling (Liam’s wife) and Shauna (Liam’s daughter) just how valued Liam was by everyone in our community and in Laois.“It will also allow us all to remember Liam by doing something that he loved – playing football.”Tea, coffee, sandwiches and refreshments will be served after the game in Pedigree Corner while tickets to the match cost €20 and they will also be available on the night.The late Mr Kealy was a son of Tom and Margaret Kealy and was a long-serving and valued member of the St Joseph’s GAA Club.His family have strong ties to the club, going back generations.He lined out for a time with Laois under manager Justin McNulty and was described as a very determined player who never gave up.Fondly known by his nickname ‘Squeaks’, he was a very popular player and member of the local community. He worked locally as a plumber.He is survived by his wife Ashling (nee Doyle) and their daughter Shauna along with his parents Tom and Margaret, older sister Liz and younger brother Denis.SEE ALSO – New Gardai appointed to patrol Laois roads Previous articleIn Pictures: Civic reception for brave victims of Garryhinch bombingNext articleRaising digital age of consent could ‘harm children’ Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Twitter Huge crowd expected to attend Memorial Match in honour of late Liam Kealy “Ticket sales have gone really well and people have been so generous to not only buy them, but to sell them as well.“Liam’s passing had such an impact on people working here in the prison that they were constantly coming up to me asking if there was anything they could do to pay tribute to him – because there is such a strong GAA community in here who all knew him.“So then the idea of having a game in Liam’s honour, involving St Joseph’s, the Prison Service and LMC, the company he worked for, came to fruition. Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

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