Limerick’s LaCucina is best in Ireland – again

first_imgTwitter FOR the second year running, Limerick and LaCucina have the best casual dining restaurant in Ireland. The duo behind the ever popular Castletroy based eatery, Lorraine Fanneran and Bruno Coppola, beat of some very stiff competition to take the crown at the gala awards night last week in Dublin.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The best of the best from the Irish world of food and wine were out in force and the six week judging process ended with the Limerick couple taking to the stage and with it the retention of the Irish title they won in 2010. “We just can’t believe it, this is amazing and we are over the moon. We just do pizza and pasta from our little place and we have won this brilliant title again,” were the words of Lorraine, the social media engine and front of house to the restaurant, while Bruno, chef and kitchen maestro, said that “it’s just brilliant to see the places that we have been up against and the fact we came out on top is a huge huge reward for all our efforts”. The subtle yet slick Italian themed eatery, often frequented by faces young and old including many players from both Munster and Ireland rugby teams, took the best casual Dining award over the eateries such as Farmgate, Cork; L’Olliver, Kildare and Mishi Sushi in Dublin. WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleJudge Tom’s new chapter beginsNext articleStrong line up for Doonbeg Festival admin Facebookcenter_img Linkedin NewsLimerick’s LaCucina is best in Ireland – againBy admin – May 31, 2011 959 Email Printlast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s screens Raising Ms. President

first_imgErin Rice Saint Mary’s, the Center for Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) and the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana held a screening Wednesday evening of “Raising Ms. President,” a documentary about raising the next generation of female political leaders, followed by a panel discussion.Elaine Meyer-Lee, director of CWIL, introduced the documentary.“As you are probably well aware, despite making significant strides in achieving gender equality in this country, women still hold less than 20 percent of Congressional seats,” Meyer-Lee said. “Compared to other nations, the United States is both low and losing ground in women’s political representation. America now ranks 72nd in the world for percentage of women in its national legislature, down from 59th in 1998. We are well below Uganda, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Iraq.”Statistics show that at the rate representation is improving, women will not achieve equal representation for 500 years, Meyer-Lee said. “Having more women in office not only upholds democratic values of fairness in representative government, but … various studies have also shown that the presence of more women in legislatures makes a significant difference in terms of the kind of policies that get passed,” Meyer-Lee said.The film itself focused on how society in America specifically has created an environment in which women do not feel they can or should run for public office. It highlighted programs and ways to show young girls that politics is a place for women too. Panelists in the discussion included Mayor Blair Milo from LaPorte, Indiana; Elizabeth Bennion, professor of political science and director of the American Democracy Project at Indiana University South Bend and Councilwoman Diana Hess of St. Joseph County.“What motivated me to be able to make that decision to run for office was to do something because I saw a problem in my community,” Milo said. “There seems to be a general theme [in the documentary] about how we can overcome and encourage women in particular to become a city councilwoman or a representative or a senator or the president.“I think there is a broader question of why one would want to do that. What is it you want to do in any of these particulate positions? Not to be a senator or a representative, but what is it you want to do in any of those particular positions, and that’s a key piece I think needs to be addressed when you’re encouraging individuals to run.” The film offered provocative commentary through statistics and discussion about the differences women can make, Bennion said.“I think you have a tremendous opportunity when you have more women involved,” she said. “This is not to say that men aren’t good government leaders, but you see a different dynamic in some of the conversations when women are a part of it.”Hess said growing up during the height of the feminist movement, which happened along side the Civil Rights movement and the Anti-Vietnam war movement, helped form her political sensibilities. “I saw many battles and witnessed the victories,” Hess said. “In the years since, it seems we have not gained and in many cases have lost ground, reminding me how important it is to stay engaged and remain vigilant in the political and democratic process and just how critical it is who we elect to represent us.”Tags: Center for Intercultural Leadership, Raising Ms. President, saint mary’s, Women in Politicslast_img read more

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Harris Flubs Opening Statement: Let’s ‘Successfully Prosecute the Case of 4 More Years of Donald Trump’

first_imgSen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made an unfortunate blunder in her opening statement and stated that she is prepared to “prosecute the case of four more years of Donald Trump.”Harris, who had been experiencing notable mic issues throughout the debate, stated that the U.S. needs to “fight for the best of who we are.”“This is not a new fight for us as Americans. We have always been prepared to fight for our ideals. We have always been a nation that fights for the best of who we are. My parents met when they were active in the civil rights movement,” she said.She joked that she and her sister grew up around “fighters” who “spent full time marching and shouting about this thing called justice,” and promised that she is “prepared to march” with Americans to fight “for the best of who we are.”Her gaffe came toward the end of her opening statement, telling the audience that she was prepared to “successfully prosecute the case of four more years of Donald Trump.” She paused and added “and against him” with a chuckle.last_img read more

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