Plaque unveiled to West Limerick man honouring his contribution to Sikh…

first_imgJasvir Singh, Gurbir Singh, and Tadhg Foley, Historian at the unveiling.Photo by Alan PlaceA PLAQUE has been unveiled to mark the ground breaking work of a West Limerick man who translated the holy book of the Sikh religion into English.In 1909 Max Arthur MacAuliffe, completed the classic translation into English of major parts of the Guru Granth, the holy book of the Sikhs. Oxford University Press published the first edition of his celebrated masterpiece, The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, in six volumes and running to almost 2,500 pages, and since then it has never been out of print.The unveiling of the plaque follows representations from the Dublin Interfaith Forum including members of the Sikh community and historians to Limerick City and County Council on how best Max MacAuliffe could be remembered in his homeplace.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sikhism now has some 28m followers worldwide, 2,000 of whom live in Ireland, 500 of whom live in the Mid-West region.Speaking at the unveiling ceremony in Templeglantine Community Centre today [11 Sep 2019], attended by His Excellency, Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Ireland, Cllr Jerome Scanlan, Cathaoirleach of the Newcastle West Municipal District said: “It is important that Limerick remembers and honours its own, to celebrate those who have made an important impact on the lives of others.  And Max deserves this for his work in bringing knowledge and understanding of the Sikh religion to the English Speaking world.  From his humble beginnings in Monagea and later Templeglantine, Max became an important conduit in developing a deeper understanding between entire communities in Europe and India.”Gordon Daly, Director of Community Development with Limerick City and County Council, who funded the project added: “We are delighted to be involved in the honouring of Max MacAuliffe.  Who would have known that 181 years ago a boy from West Limerick would grow up to become arguably one of the most influential people in the Sikh community. He was a man of extra ordinary intellect, whose seminal work The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors remains as relevant today as it was when it was initially written.”“Limerick City and County Council is delighted to be part of this ceremony, in honouring this famous West Limerick man.”Max also known as Michael MacAuliffe was born 181 years ago to the day [11 Sept 2019] in Glenmore, Monagea, County Limerick, the eldest of John MacAuliffe and Julia née Browne’s 12 children.The family moved to Templeglantine when he was eight years old after his father took up the post of “Master of the School’.Max won a scholarship to attend Springfield College Ennis (now known as St. Flannan’s College) before studying at Queens College Galway (NUI Galway), where he graduated with first class honours in Modern Languages in 1860.In 1862, he joined the Indian Civil Service and arrived in the Punjab in 1864. Over the course of his 30-year career, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner before later becoming a Divisional Judge. It was here his love affair with the Sikh religion began.He died in London on 15 March 1913 aged 74. Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsPlaque unveiled to West Limerick man honouring his contribution to Sikh Culture and ReligionBy Alan Jacques – September 12, 2019 821 center_img Previous articleSinead O’Connor returns to the stageNext articleMustafa #87* gone but not out Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Linkedin Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCllr Jerome ScanlanlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMax Arthur MacAuliffeSikhTempleglantineThe Sikh Religion WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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North Amityville Man Charged With Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect has been arrested for allegedly killing a Missouri man and wounding two others in a shooting in North Amityville over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Jakyma Bunn was charged Sunday with second-degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 38-year-old suspect fatally shot Louis Wilson, 44, of Kansas City, and wounded two fellow North Amityville residents on Coolidge Avenue at 2 a.m. Saturday.Bunn, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the shooting, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

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Ferdinand misses Ukraine trip

first_img Press Association Moyes confirmed Ferdinand has picked up a slight groin strain, but that the 34-year-old would have missed the trip anyway. “Rio has a slight groin problem,” said the Scot. Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed Rio Ferdinand is among the players who have not flown to Ukraine ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk.center_img “It is nothing serious but I was never bringing him anyway.” Moyes also confirmed Anderson, Fabio and Wilfried Zaha – who played in last night’s Manchester Senior Cup win over Bolton – were also missing from Tuesday’s flight. At the weekend, Moyes appeared to suggest his side were not contenders for this season’s competition because they did not have enough world class players. However, the Scot is adamant United – who reached the final as recently as 2011 – would be giving their all in a bid to reach Lisbon in May. “Of course we’ll try to win the Champions League,” he said. “That’s part of the job at Manchester United and I’ll do everything I can to try to make that happen.” last_img read more

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NL Cy Young vote a tough call among Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, Jake Arrieta

first_imgGreinke led the major leagues in earned-run average (1.66). Arrieta had the most wins (22). Kershaw had the most strikeouts (301). All of them started at least 32 games, won at least 16, and pitched at least 220 innings.Digging a bit deeper, the race only becomes more complex. Here’s a look at what each pitcher did in 2015:Zack GreinkeGreinke, who officially became a free agent when he rejected the Dodgers’ qualifying offer last Friday, separated himself from Kershaw and Arrieta with consistency.By June 1, when Kershaw and Arrieta had .500 records and ERAs above 3.00, Greinke was 5-1 with a 1.48 ERA. For a Dodgers rotation decimated by injuries, Greinke’s early success was an invaluable boost. He didn’t stop there. The 32-year-old right-hander made six consecutive scoreless starts from June 18 to July 19 — a streak of 45 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings that ranked fourth by any pitcher since 1961. During the streak, Greinke became the first Dodgers pitcher to start an All-Star Game in nine years, and became a father for the first time.By the end of the season, advanced stats and traditional stats all agreed on Greinke’s dominance. His 225 ERA-plus (which adjusts a pitcher’s ERA for ballpark factors, and 100 is average) was the best ever by a Dodgers pitcher, the best by any pitcher since Roger Clemens in 2005, and tied for the 14th-best all-time. Greinke was also baseball’s most dominant pitcher in the clutch. In high-leverage situations, opponents had a .444 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) against Greinke — better by far than Arrieta (.504) or Kershaw (.621).Clayton KershawEven when he struggled early in the season, Kershaw always had the strikeout on his side. No pitcher had struck out more than 300 batters in a season since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in 2002.Kershaw made more starts, pitched more innings, authored more shutouts and averaged more strikeouts per inning than he did last year — when he was a unanimous choice for the Cy Young Award. Only 27 years old, Kershaw has won the award three times in the last four years.If Greinke was the Dodgers’ most valuable pitcher early in the season, Kershaw pitched the most valuable game late.The Dodgers had lost four consecutive games when they visited San Francisco on Sept. 29, needing one win to eliminate the Giants and clinch the National League West title. Kershaw threw a complete-game one-hitter and became the second pitcher ever to throw a shutout with one hit or less in a division-clinching game.Advanced stats like Kershaw, too. He led the NL in FanGraphs’ version of Wins Above Replacement (8.6). According to xFIP, which attempts to isolate a pitcher’s performance from the ballpark and the defense around him, Kershaw was virtually the same pitcher this season as last season — 2.09 in 2015 compared to 2.08 in 2014, best in the NL both years.Jake ArrietaThe argument for Arrieta begins with his performance when the Cubs needed him most.Chicago was pitted against St. Louis and Pittsburgh for playoff berths in an ultra-competitive Central Division when Arrieta went on a historic tear. In his final 20 starts beginning June 21, the 29-year-old right-hander posted a 0.86 ERA and a 16-1 record. His 0.75 ERA after the All-Star break was a modern record. Arrieta saved his best for last: In August and September, he had a 0.37 ERA, then beat the Pirates in a winner-take-all Wild Card game to put the Cubs in the NLDS, where they beat the Cardinals.Arrieta finished with a 1.77 ERA overall, and his 222 ERA-plus was only a shade below Greinke. He finished second to Kershaw in FanGraphs’ version of WAR (7.3) and second to Greinke in Baseball-reference.com’s version (9.0).Ultimately, all three pitchers are deserving of the award. Since voters aren’t allowed to split ballots, we’ll have to wait until 3 p.m. Pacific Time to see how they sorted it out. That’s when the winner will be revealed on a live telecast by MLB Network. When the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced its three finalists for the National League Cy Young Award last week, it came with all the suspense of a fastball down the middle of the plate. The voters crushed it.Dodgers co-aces Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, will finish first, second and third in some order.That’s where the fun begins.The thinking behind baseball’s annual awards can typically be traced by the numbers. And when comparing the statistics of Greinke, Kershaw and Arrieta, the most valid case might be for a three-way tie. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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