Horan tweeted a request for some privacy earlier this month when he was back in Westmeath:A statue of another famous Mullingar son – Joe Dolan – stands in front of Market House, and it’s proposed that the likes of Niall Breslin (Bressie), Emmet Cahill and Foster and Allen could also be honoured. Source: Photocall Ireland He also said that the attraction for tourists is undeniable:Americans come to Mullingar out of curiousity, because of Niall Horan, and because it’s only an hour from Dublin.Davitt also said that One Direction fans from all over the world have visited the Westmeath town.Davitt’s proposal was seconded by his fellow Fianna Fáil councillor Ken Glynn, and supported by Fine Gael’s Fintan Cooney and Mick Dollard of the Labour Party.The motion is now being considered in advance of the next meeting of the County Council, which has responsibility for deciding what the building will be used for after May.H/T to Westmeath ExaminerRead: Who’s that baby with Niall Horan?More: Is Niall Horan going into politics in Mullingar>9 people who know how important Mullingar is> You could meet him in one of the shops, he plays golf out in Mullingar, or you might see him later that evening socialising with friends. ONE DIRECTION STAR and Mullingar man Niall Horan has given a nod of approval to a museum dedicated to music in his hometown.A proposal to turn the building currently used by Mullingar Town Council into a tourist attraction was put forward at a recent area meeting of Westmeath County Council.The town has seen a resurgence in musical interest since 20-year-old Horan found worldwide fame with One Direction.Fianna Fáil town and county councillor Aidan Davitt told DailyEdge.ie that he proposed the motion to set up a museum honouring Mullingar’s musicians in Market House.The building will become vacant in May with the abolition of the town council.Davitt said he’s been in touch with Niall Horan about the idea of a museum, and that he’s “quite supportive” of the proposal. Horan’s mother has said she’s behind the potential project.The boybander regularly returns to Westmeath; Davitt said he was “over last week”, and that he moves as normal through the town, albeit with increased attention from the local teenage girls: He’s a great kid and his feet are very much on the ground.
New Delhi: London Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom will make her competitive debut at home in 51kg in the second edition of the India Open boxing tournament, to be held in Guwahati from May 20-24. With Olympic qualification round the corner, India Open with witness 35 men and 37 women boxers from India vying for glory, even as close to 200 pugilists from 16 boxing powerhouses will participate in the USD 70,000 tournament. Mary Kom had opted out of the Asian Championships last month in order to prepare for the World Championships as the event will serve as good preparatory ground for Olympic qualification. “I have been preparing well for 51kg category. Having got a real hand idea of the competition in this class in Germany, I am ready to give my best at this tournament and test myself ahead of the World Championships,” said Mary Kom, who led six Indian boxers to gold in the last edition in New Delhi.”I am glad the event will be hosted in Assam this time. With the North-East being a powerhouse of talent, I hope this gives an opportunity to the youngsters to watch and get inspired by watching us live,” she added. Keeping in mind the approved weight categories for Olympic qualification, some of the Indian pugilists have changed their weight divisions. After her stunning performance at the Asian Championships, where she became the first Indian to win a gold in 81kg, Pooja Rani has gone back to her original weight category of 75kg.Assam’s Bhagyabati Kachari too has made a similar change while Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun will be fighting it out in 57kg for the very first time. Simranjit Kaur, a silver medallist at the continental tournament in 64kg, has switched to 60kg and will be competing with former world champion Sarita Devi, who added her eighth Asian medal this year. While the six-time world champion will be India’s biggest medal hope yet again, Amit Panghal (52kg) will be looking to continue his dominance after conquering the Asian Championships gold.Assam’s Shiva Thapa (60kg), who created a record by winning medals in four consecutive Asian Championships, will be aiming to impress the home crowd, and so will Ankushita Boro (64kg), a gold medallist at the 2017 World Youth Championship.2017 World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) will be another of the big medal bets from India.”The India Open is a great opportunity for the Indian boxers. In the run-up to their preparations for the World Championships, they will be facing some of the top boxers including Asian Games and World champions,” said Ajay Singh, President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).”BFI vision is to take boxing to every corner of the country. Staging the second edition of the India Open in Assam will give step in that direction and a chance to bring world-class boxers to the North-East region which has already contributed many Indian boxing success stories for India and will inspire the next generation to take up the sport in a much bigger way,” he added. In the upcoming edition, the gold medallists will get richer by USD 2,500, the silver medallists will receive USD1,000 for their exploits as the countdown for the tournament begins. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
iStock/omersukrugoksuBy: MAX GOLEMBO and JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (MIAMI) — Tropical Storm Eta has caused major flooding in Florida after making landfall late Sunday night.The system hit as a strong tropical storm in the Florida Keys around 11 p.m. with wind speeds of 65 mph and slowly moved through the region, drenching South Florida and causing flash flooding in large cities such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale.Nearly a foot and a half of rain fell in eastern portions of Broward County, north of Miami. More than 14 inches of rain fell near Hollywood, and parts of the Miami metro area received more than 6 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.Eta has broken a record as the 12th named storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. in a single season. The previous record was nine named storms in 1916.In addition, the last time a named storm made landfall in Florida in the month of November was Tropical Storm Mitch in 1998.Eta made landfall in Central America on Tuesday as a Category 4 hurricane. Nearly 60 people died after torrential rain flooded homes from Panama to Guatemala, even spurring a mudslide in Honduras that killed several people.The system later weakened after passing over high-altitude mountains but then strengthened back into a tropical storm as it headed toward the U.S.Eta is now moving away from Florida, but flood watches are continuing for the southern half of Florida from Fort Myers down to Miami, and an additional few inches of rain are possible over the next few days as the storm meanders in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.The system is expected to meet up with a cold front moving from the West and will bring heavy rain from North Florida to the Mid-Atlantic States.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Max Golembo and Julia Jacobo
With Remembrance Day falling on a Sunday this year, the University is encouraging members of the Brock community to attend a service in their local community.Brock President Gervan Fearon will be attending the St. Catharines Remembrance Day service on Sunday, Nov. 11. A wreath-laying ceremony will begin at 10:15 a.m., followed by the Last Post. Veterans and Royal Canadian Legion members will then march through downtown streets to the cenotaph at Memorial Park on St. Paul Street West near the Ontario Street intersection. The formal program begins at 10:40 a.m. and will include speeches, wreath laying, singing O’ Canada, gun salutes and a moment of silence.Students, staff and faculty are welcome to join President Fearon for the St. Catharines ceremonies or attend one of several Remembrance Day services planned across the Niagara region.Poppies are available for purchase on Brock’s main campus at the Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk, the Campus Store, Guernsey Market and Tim Hortons.Remembrance Day ceremonies across NiagaraFort Erie Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at Stevensville Memorial Hall, 2508 Stevensville Rd., Fort Erie. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph located near the intersection of Farr Avenue and Gorham Road, Ridgeway. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Mather Arch Park, Mather Circle, Fort Erie.Grimsby Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the cenotaph at the Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St., Grimsby.Lincoln Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the cenotaph at the Lion’s Club, 2769 Fourth Ave., Jordan. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the cenotaph located near the intersection of King Street and William Street, Beamsville. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Albright Manor, 5050 Hillside Dr., Beamsville.Niagara-on-the-Lake Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. at the clock tower cenotaph in Old Town on Queen Street between Regent Street and King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 12:45 p.m. at the cenotaph located near the intersection of Niagara Parkway and Queenston Street, Queenston.Niagara Falls Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at Chippawa Willoughby Memorial Arena, 9000 Sodom Rd., Niagara Falls. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. at the Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls.Pelham Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. at the cenotaph in Centennial Park, 999 Church St., Fenwick. Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. at the cenotaph at Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Rd. W., Ridgeville. Sunday, Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the cenotaph in Peace Park, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill. Afterwards, the public is welcome at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 for a light lunch. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613, 141 Hwy. 20 E., Fonthill.Port Colborne Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park, at intersection of Sugar Loaf Street and Elm Street, Port Colborne. A Bells of Peace commemoration will also take place Sunday, Nov. 11 as the sun sets (about 5:45 p.m.) at King George Park, 56 Clarence St., Port Colborne.St. Catharines On Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m., veterans will parade from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 418 at 292-296 Vine St. to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 5 Oblate St. A wreath-laying ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the legion. On Sunday, Nov. 4, members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 350 at 57 Lakeport Rd. will parade to the cenotaph on Ann Street. A service will begin at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:15 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 veterans will parade from City Hall, 50 Church St., to the cenotaph at Memorial Park on St. Paul Street West. The service begins at 10:40 a.m. On Sunday, Nov. 11, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138 members will parade from 2 Chestnut St. E. to the cenotaph at 343 Merritt St. The service begins at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Imperial Veterans Association, 15 George St.Thorold Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, located near the intersection of Albert Street East and Chapel Street North, Thorold.Wainfleet Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. at the Township of West Lincoln, 31940 Hwy. 3.Welland Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 at 383 Morningstar Ave., Welland. It is recommended that people arrive before 10:30 a.m. to secure a parking spot. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the cenotaph in Chippewa Park, 128 Fitch St., Welland.West Lincoln Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 393, 172 St. Catharines St., Smithville.