Celebrating the pride of Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook TAGSCommunitylocalNewsPride of Place Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous article€11.5 million spent on agency staff at University Hospital LimerickNext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Linkedin Email Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year NewsCommunityCelebrating the pride of LimerickBy Bernie English – June 27, 2018 1286 center_img Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list Four Limerick groups in running for Pride of Place Awards RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local musicians entertain the crowds at St Patricks Villa’s, Castleconnell during last year’s Pride of Place awards.Photo: Keith WisemanTHERE will be no sin in pride over the coming weeks as three communities and organisations in Limerick prepare to welcome the judges in this year’s Pride of Place awards.The IPB Pride of Place 2018 awards are presented in association with co-operation Ireland and 2018 marks the 16th anniversary of the competition which acknowledges the work being done every day by communities all over Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council has selected Kilmeedy Community Development Group, Limerick Civic Trust and the Children’sGriefCentre as their three entries for this year’s competition.The three are entered in: Under 300 population category – Kilmeedy Community Development Group, Creative Place Initiative – Limerick Civic Trust and Communities Reaching Out Initiative – Children’s Grief CentreThe competition is based on communities demonstrating directly to the judges their pride in their place by oral presentation, exhibitions of community activities and culture and a tour of the area highlighting the aspects of which they are particularly proud.It is also important that the community demonstrates a real partnership with their local council and shows that all sectors of the community are included.Judging in Limerick is scheduled to take place in mid-July. Limerick has an impressive track record in the competition, with St Patrick’s Villas, Castleconnell being runner-up in the Housing Estate category in 2017.Broadford won the under 300 population category in 2016, while Liskennett Farm received a Special Award.Kilteely were the winners in the under 300 population category in 2015, while Castleview Estate in Newcastle West won their category (Housing Estate) in 2013.Previous runners-up include Scanlan Park in Castleconnell (Housing Estate – 2015), Radharc na Cille, Kilmallock (Housing Estate – 2014), Moyross Residents’ Forum (Community – 2013) and Limerick Youth Service (Youth – 2013). A Special Award has also been received by C-Well Kings Island in 2014.Congratulating the three projects/ organisations, Mayor Stephen Keary said: “Right across Limerick, week in week out, we see examples of inspirational communities coming together to make their areas better.  That is what this competition is about.  There’s a fantastic sense of civic spirit in Limerick, with communities like these showing exactly what can be achieved.”Read more community news here. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

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PREMIUMRevocation of Indonesia’s developing country status will not affect GSP: Government

first_imgLog in with your social account Forgot Password ? Linkedin The government has confirmed that the United States’ decision to scrap Indonesia from its list of developing countries will not affect Indonesia’s Generalized System of Preference (GSP) facilities from the economic giant.A document from Coordinating Economic Ministry notes that various industries had already suspected the new United States Trade Representative (USTR) policy would affect the GSP facility for Indonesian exports to the US.On Feb. 10, the US agency excluded Indonesia from its developing and least-developed countries list, which means Indonesia is no longer eligible for Special Differential Treatment (SDT) from the WTO’s Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.Read also: Growing pains: US tariff policy overshadows planned Jokowi visit“Nevertheless, the United States Embassy in Jakarta has confirmed that the new USTR notice has … Topics : Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here united-states US Trade GSP USTR Indonesia-US-relations tariffs developing-countrieslast_img read more

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Mixed feelings among young Guyanese athletes

first_imgIN our continuing efforts to track down young Guyanese athletes on the Collegiate Track and Field circuit in the USA, Chronicle Sport, via telephone, heard the continuous lamentations of dissatisfaction from some, while others are thankful for the Pandemic intervention.Sprinter, Kenisha Phillips, a former Chase Academy Foundation student, now enrolled at the Austin Peay University of Tennessee and currently in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, informed Chronicle Sport that she is doubly disappointed, “The cancellation of the Track season and all that was happening Globally took a few days for me to really understand what was happening.I was well focused after capturing two titles at the Ohio Valley Conference to help the College win the Indoor Championship after many years. I was looking forward to building on my success to help us win the outdoor title as well, but more importantly, to use the outdoors to make the Olympic qualifying times in the 100M and 200M.Natrena HooperI was also confident that, with my form, I could secure a medal at the cancelled CARIFTA Games since it is my last year. Obviously, I had never experienced anything like this before, so it was kind of weird at first, but my Coach encouraged me to stay positive, and that I have been doing. I know it is a very serious situation, so I remain safe while still working out inside and in the backyard.The season might be cancelled, but my dreams aren’t and I still have the same goals. I have always dreamt of making it to the Olympics and it still remains. What I am grateful for at this time of lockdown is that I have more time to do my school work. I was really looking forward to returning home and sharing with my club mates, at Running Brave, some of the thing I learnt”, the 18-year-old Buxtonian revealed.Another Running Brave athlete on scholarship overseas is Natrena Hooper, the older sister of Natricia, who is at the University of Florida. The 28-year-old Natrena, who is at the University of the West Indies pursuing a Bachelor’s in Gender and Development Studies, is one who is thankful to COVID19.“To me, this is a sign from God, giving me a second chance to qualify for the Olympics as I am in no state of readiness to compete if the Olympics was not postponed; so I am grateful in a way. I am currently rehabilitating from surgery done in December for a fractured right big toe; therefore, this is a most welcome opportunity to fully heal and work on certain weaknesses. The lockdown has surely affected me mentally, but I am learning to adopt and not trying to be too stressed through physical training at home that my coach has given”, the former North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary student stated.In Mississippi, 2017 World Youth 400M Silver medalist, Daniel Williams, is one who is not overly perturbed at the untimely forced cancellation due to the global pandemic, “The cancellation news came one week before my first competition for Hinds Community College, which I was attending in my first year of a full scholarship. I can’t say I am disappointed since I understand the circumstances and, really, this first season my main goal was simply to improve my times. In training, I was running my personal best and was expecting this year to be a good one for me on the track, but it has turned out not to be. In the absence of outdoor training, I am staying in physical shape with free-hand exercises”, claimed the 20-year-old 100M, 200M and 400M specialist, formerly of McKenzie High School and who is presently tracking a degree in Computer Science.Another disenchanted Guyanese athletic talent in the US collegiate circuit and full of promise is triple/long jumper, Lloyd McCurdy who won the Men’s Invitational triple-jump at last year’s Penns Relays.“I am a bit disappointed in the whole cancellation of the track season as I was determined to put behind me a poor indoor season in my final year at Monroe College; nevertheless, it is what it is and I fully understand and accept the current situation. The lockdown proved to be a setback as everywhere is on closed, so getting treatment for a bruised tendon in my knee was not possible. I ,however, am optimistic as I have graduated with an Associate Degree in Computer Information System and am now heading to Auburn University on a full scholarship as a Sophomore”, the 22-year-old former South Ruimveldt Secondary student told Chronicle Sport.Kenisha Phillips: former Chase Academy Foundation student now enrolled at Austin Peay University of Tennessee is in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Education on Sunday informed Chronicle Sport that she is doubly disappointed, “the cancellation of the Track season and all that was happening, Globally, took a few days for me to really understand what was happening.I was well focused after capturing two titles at the Ohio Valley Conference to help the College win the Indoor Championship after many years. I was looking forward to building on my success to help us win the outdoor title as well, but more importantly, to use the outdoors to make the Olympic qualifying times in the 100M and 200M. I was also confident that with my form I could secure a medal at the cancelled CARIFTA Games since it is my last year. Obviously, I had never experienced anything like this before, so it was kind of weird at first, but my Coach encouraged me to stay positive and that I have been doing. I know it is a very serious situation, so I remain safe while still working out inside and in the backyard.The season might be cancelled , but my dreams aren’t and I still have the same goals. I have always dreamt of making it to the Olympics and it still remains. What I am grateful for at this time of lockdown is that I have more time to do my school work. I was really looking forward to returning home and sharing with my club mates at Running Brave some of the things I learnt”, the 18-year-old Buxtonian revealed.Another Running Brave athlete on scholarship overseas is Natrena Hooper, the older sister of Natricia, who is at the University of Florida. The 28-year-old Natrena, who is at the University of the West Indies pursuing a Bachelor’s in Gender and Development Studies, is one who is thankful to COVID19. “To me, this is a sign from God, giving me a second chance to qualify for the Olympics, as I am in no state of readiness to compete if the Olympics was not postponed, so I am grateful in a way. I am currently rehabilitating from surgery, done in December, for a fractured right big toe, therefore, this is a most welcome opportunity to fully heal and work on certain weaknesses. The lockdown has surely affected me mentally, but I am learning to adopt and not trying to be too stressed through physical training at home that my coach has given”, the former North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary student stated.In Mississippi, 2017 World Youth 400M Silver medalist, Daniel Williams is one who is not overly perturbed at the untimely forced cancellation by the global pandemic, “The cancellation news came one week before my first competition for Hinds Community College, which I was attending in my first year of a full scholarship.I can’t say I am disappointed since I understand the circumstances and, really, this first season my main goal was simply to improve my times. In training, I was running my personal best and was expecting this year to be a good one for me on the track, but it has turned out not to be. In the absence of outdoor training, I am staying in physical shape with free-hand exercises”, claimed the 20-year-old 100M, 200M and 400M specialist, formerly of McKenzie High School and who is presently tracking a degree in Computer Science.Another disenchanted Guyanese athletic talent in the US collegiate circuit and full of promise is triple/long jumper, Lloyd McCurdy, who won the Men’s Invitational triple-jump at last year’s Penns Relays.“I am a bit disappointed in the whole cancellation of the track season, as I was determined to put behind me a poor indoor season in my final year at Monroe College,; nevertheless, it is what it is and I fully understand and accept the current situation. The lockdown proved to be a setback as everywhere is on closed, so getting treatment for a bruised tendon in my knee was not possible.I ,however, am optimistic as I have graduated with an Associate Degree in Computer Information System and am now heading to Auburn University on a full scholarship as a Sophomore”, the 22-year-old former South Ruimveldt Secondary student told Chronicle sport.last_img read more

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Dodgers in no mood to talk about playoffs yet

first_imgMention the postseason or the division title and you get blank stares or annoyed raised eyebrows.“Not ready to go there,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said when asked about his 25-man playoff roster.None of them are.We’re not talking classified information here.We’re talking full-blown coverup. The playoffs might as well be Area 51 as far as the Dodgers are concerned.Just some silly, far-fetched, media-driven conspiracy theory.And when you can’t prove what isn’t yet certified, good luck getting a bunch of superstitious ballplayers to help you get to the bottom of it.They’re not going there until they can officially go there.So don’t bother asking if the Dodgers would rather clinch the division at home or on the road.They aren’t talking about it.And if you’re wondering what factors will play most prominently in the playoff roster, good luck with that.Is a four-man pitching rotation preferable to a five-man?Is Chris Capuano in danger of pitching himself out of the postseason?Does Scott Van Slyke have enough late-inning juice in his bat to warrant a spot on the playoff bench?Has Brian Wilson earned a role in the bullpen?What about Brandon League?Is Mattingly manipulating his lineup each night with the playoffs in mind, giving rest to key veterans and important at-bats to bench players who need to remain in a groove?Important questions, every single one of them.Just don’t expect any answers.Because when it comes to the postseason, everything is off limits.The Dodgers won’t own it, mention it, ponder it or comment on it.Let alone even recognize it.It would be annoying.That is, if it wasn’t so hilarious.Imagine a bunch of grown men being so spooked out about jinxing something they’d rather pretend like it doesn’t even exist?Call it a baseball thing.With some major peer pressure mixed in.Basically, you don’t want to be the idiot who defies the baseball Gods by talking about playing in October before it’s officially official and angering them into cursing you with an epic collapse.And considering the Giants are in town representing the Dodgers’ greatest fail ever — in 1951 they blew a 13½-game lead over the final 44 games and ultimately surrendered the National League pennant to their bitter rivals — the Dodgers weren’t about to tempt fate with premature playoff talk.Better to pretend it’s still mid July and the possibility of the postseason is so far down the road that even MapQuest can’t figure out directions.“Superstitious,” Mattingly admitted.We all know it’s imminent — including the Dodgers, who need only to avoid some calamity to make it official.The division title is a fait accompli, the only thing left now officially punching their ticket to the postseason.That can occur as early as Sunday against the Giants right here at home.If not then, it will certainly happen during their upcoming 10-game road trip through Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco.It’s only a matter of time now.But bring it up to the Dodgers and you might as well be talking to the big banks about the looming student loan debt crisis.They don’t want to hear it.You want to know how to make a big white elephant disappear?Just mention the playoffs to Mattingly or his players.“I’m not ready to discuss that,” Mattingly said.Meanwhile, out on the field his team continued its imminent march to the division title.But you didn’t hear that from the [email protected] @DailyNewsVinny on Twitter You know the playoffs are approaching for the Dodgers when no one on the Dodgers wants to talk about the playoffs approaching.Never mind they took the field against the San Francisco Giants with a magic number of six to claim their first National League West title in four years — with just 16 games remaining — or the fading Arizona Diamondbacks pose no legitimate threat of chasing them down.The Dodgers are on their way to the playoffs, and everyone in the clubhouse knows it.It’s just no one will acknowledge it, let alone discuss it.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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