€1.6 million funding for Limerick sports clubs

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Athlunkard Boat Club is one of Limerick clubs to benefit from the latest round of sports fundingLIMERICK is to receive €1.6 million under the Sports Capital Programme to invest in local clubs and organisations, boosting sport and construction jobs.Among the clubs that will receive funding are Abbeyfeale Rugby Football Club, allocated €33,500 for a new grass pitch development; Athlunkard Boat Club will receive €27,000 for a dressing room refurbishment and boat purchase and Rathkeale Boxing Club have been allocated €2,000 for rubber inter-locking matting to cover floor space.“Local sports organisations are constantly trying to improve their facilities and I know the difficulties that they encounter in trying to raise money,” said Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is particularly difficult in smaller communities with small populations, so being able to deliver this money to the constituency as a Minister is important for me,” he explained.Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said that 89 clubs and organisations throughout Limerick and Clare are to receive approximately €2.5 million of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.“I would also like to commend Minister O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation,” she said.Senator Kieran O’Donnell said, “I am delighted to see this much needed funding going to the places it will really make a big difference, our local sports clubs. Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.”More community news here Previous articleMolly Martens faces prospect of further three years in jailNext articleLimerick rents rise fastest in the country Editor NewsCommunity€1.6 million funding for Limerick sports clubsBy Editor – December 30, 2017 1979 Advertisement Twitter Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSAbbeyfeale Rugby Football Clubactive engagementAthlunkard Boat ClubKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrnePatrick O’DonovanSports Capital Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

UK pretzel roll-out for Auntie Anne’s

first_imgAuntie Anne’s has opened five new stores in the past two months and is looking to continue its expansion in the UK next year.The international pretzel food-to-go chain now has 18 stores nationwide, with the latest opening in Gateshead, Reading, Cardiff, Basingstoke and Guildford during October and November. Robert Burton, Auntie Anne’s managing director and owner of the Master Franchise in the UK & Ireland, said: “Despite the climate of austerity in the UK, demand for our pretzels remains strong and we see no reason to divert from our ambitious expansion plans. We have some equally ambitious franchisees who are doing a fantastic job creating local jobs, some of which are now multiple franchise owners. “We believe Auntie Anne’s makes the best hand-rolled soft pretzels in the world and this shows in our strong business performance, so 2012 will be a very exciting year for us.”The company’s stores operate in many formats, including kiosks and small shops in shopping centres, as well as outlets in airports and major transportation hubs that it will be looking to target in the New Year.Auntie Anne’s has more than 1,200 stores worldwide in the USA, China, Thailand, Philippines and the Middle East, which make and bake fresh sweet and savoury pretzels. Its worldwide system turnover was around £228m ($356m) in 2010.last_img read more

Telly Leung Sets Return Date to In Transit on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Telly Leung is boarding the train once again. Following a temporary leave of absence, the Broadway favorite will return to In Transit at the Circle in the Square Theatre beginning January 31. Colin Hanlon has been playing the role of Steven in the interim.Leung has previously appeared on Broadway in Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Pacific Overtures and Flower Drum Song. His additional credits include the Chicago engagement of Wicked and a brief stint on Glee.The new subway-set a cappella musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth opened officially at the Circle in the Square Theatre on December 11. The current cast also includes Justin Guarini, Margo Seibert, James Snyder, Erin Mackey, David Abeles, Moya Angela, Steven “HeaveN” Cantor, Gerianne Pérez, Chesney Snow, Mariand Torres and Nicholas Ward. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017 In Transitcenter_img View Comments Justin Guarini & Telly Leung in ‘In Transit'(Photo: Joan Marcus)last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: 8 crazy USWNT facts to know

first_img⭐️ RUN ⭐️ THE ⭐️ WORLD ⭐️RT if you with us. #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/iuqtO6dKoQ— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) May 2, 20198 facts to know heading into the World CupThe United States’ 112 games are the most in the tournament of any country. The USA’s goal differential of +77 is also the best in the history of the World Cup.Carli Lloyd has seven goals at the World Cup, which is the most of any player on the U.S. squad. Only two other players on the U.S. roster have multiple goals in the tournament — Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, with three each.If Lloyd scores two goals at the World Cup this year, she would tie for the ninth-most goals scored at the tournament with nine.The USWNT has finished in the top three of every Women’s World Cup with three victories, one runner-up and three third-place finishes. There hasn’t been another nation to finish in the top three more than three times. Germany has had two wins with one runner-up finish, while Sweden has finished second once and in third place twice. The most frequent matchup at the Women’s World Cup has been between the United States and Sweden. Both sides have already played each other five times before the 2019 tournament. The U.S. and Sweden will meet again June 20 in the final Group F match in France, marking their sixth meeting and the fifth straight tournament in which the two have faced off.Lloyd holds the record as the oldest player to have scored a hat trick at the World Cup, which she did against Japan at the 2015 World Cup at 32 years and 354 days old. The USWNT has the two keepers with the most shutouts in World Cup history as Hope Solo and Briana Scurry have 10 each. The U.S. has more clean sheets than any team in the competition’s history with 23.If Tierna Davidson, 20, or Mallory Pugh, 21, score a goal at the World Cup, they would join the top five youngest U.S. players to score at the tournament. Davidson would be third, while Pugh would be fourth.Mia Hamm was 19 years and 18 months old when she scored her first World Cup goal. Debbie Keller was 20 years, 2 months and 17 days old.Cindy Parlow reached her first World Cup goal when she was 21 years, 1 month and 17 days.Cat Whitehill was 21 years, 7 months and 18 days old.Alex Morgan scored her first goal when she was 22 years and 11 days old. As the U.S. women’s national team prepares to embark on the eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup, we bring you eight intriguing facts to know before the Americans open play Tuesday in France.From looking at the USWNT’s dominance on the World Cup stage to Americans who have scored multiple goals at the tournament, we dive into the stats you need to know provided by Opta.last_img read more

Chargers-Raiders Thursday Night Football Betting Preview: Odds, trends, pick

first_imgWEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPChargers outlookIt seems like moving on from offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt might have been a smart idea after all. In the Chargers first game under new OC Shane Steichen, they moved the ball on the ground and in the air and performed like a cohesive unit. Even on a short week, they have a lot of scoring upside against this Raiders defense. No team has given up more passing yards per game than Oakland (297.5), and Phillip Rivers has his full complement of offensive weapons healthy to support him. In his first game under Steichen, Rivers went 21-for-28 for 294 yards. While he didn’t have a touchdown in that contest, it’s hard to imagine Oakland being able to effectively contain Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry, Austin Ekeler, and Melvin Gordon, all of which can make an impact in the passing game. Rivers should be able to find an open receiver all night long. MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderIt’s safe to say that Gordon is a fan of Steichen, as well. Against the Packers last week, Gordon ran 20 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns and also caught three-of-four targets for 29 more yards. If Gordon and Ekeler can establish the run, the Chargers offense could be deadly. L.A.’s defense ranks eighth in the NFL in scoring (18.7 points against per game) and is coming off of a dominant performance in which it allowed Aaron Rodgers and company to muster just 11 points. That doesn’t bode well for Derek Carr and his offense.You can find all updated NFL odds, lines and spreads at BetQL!MORE WEEK 10 TNF: DraftKings Showdown lineup | Start ’em, sit ’emRaiders outlookThe Chargers defense has allowed 208.7 passing yards per game (fifth in NFL) and 114.1 rushing yards per contest (20th). That’s bad news for Derek Carr and positive news for Josh Jacobs, who is coming off of a 28-carry, 120-yard performance in last week’s victory over the Lions. To Carr’s credit, he has taken care of the ball all season (13 touchdowns to just four interceptions) and found eight different receivers for completions last week. That vision and general conservative nature could come in handy. While Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller pose the biggest threats to defenses, other receivers, such as Hunter Renfrow and running back Jalen Richard, were used effectively in the passing game last week. Oakland’s defense has struggled for most of the year, as indicated by the fact that it’s allowed 27 points per game (26th in the NFL). The Raiders could be in store for a rough outing on a short week against a dynamic Chargers offense.Check out BetQL to see what games our NFL picks are on for Week 10.WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerPrediction Although 48 percent of the tickets have been bet on the Chargers’ -125 moneyline, 72 percent of the money has been wagered on them (per BetQL’s NFL consensus picks dashboard). Further, 72 percent of the money has been bet on the Chargers (-1).  Week 10 Picks Advice: Pick ’em pools | Survivor poolsBetQL’s NFL Model is in line with the sharps. Find out if the algorithm views the moneyline or the spread as the best value! Before the start of the season, if someone predicted that the Raiders would have a better win percentage than the Chargers heading into their Week 10 meeting on Thursday Night Football, you probably would’ve laughed at them. However, that’s exactly the case, and that’s making for some interesting betting trends on the moneyline, against the spread, and on the over/under total.The Chargers (4-5) will travel to take on the Raiders (4-4) to kick off Week 10. As one-point road favorites, the Chargers will look to build on their two-game winning streak while the Raiders will look to move over .500. BetQL’s model favors one side in particular in this contest. (See below)last_img read more

Two more cases of COVID-19 in listening area — 398 more cases in Iowa, 12 more deaths

first_imgDES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting 398 more cases of COVID-19 in the state of Iowa. The number of cases in Iowa now totals 11,457.12 more deaths have been reported for a total of 243.419 more people are now reported as recovered from COVID-19, for a total of 4685Two more cases have been reported in our immediate listening area, one each in Butler and Wright counties. That brings the total number of cases in our area to 53: 14 in Cerro Gordo County; 12 in Butler; seven in Franklin; six in Wright; three each in Hancock, Mitchell and Winnebago; and two cases each in Floyd and Kossuth counties.last_img read more

Chelsea boss Conte ‘best’ choice for Italy coach

first_imgConte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season, but his side are currently fifth in the table, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.Costacurta continued: “That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be happy with Mancini or with Ancelotti – although (Ancelotti) seems to have removed himself from consideration.”“I wouldn’t overlook coaches in the league: (Atalanta’s Gian Piero) Gasperini and (Sampdoria’s Marco) Giampaolo would do well.“I’ll tell you right away that I won’t contact (AC Milan coach Gennaro) Gattuso. It would be a little too early.“I’m sure he’ll be national coach in a few years because he has everything: character, grit. I really like him, but choosing him now would be bad for him.”Italy Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been appointed as an interim replacement for friendlies against Argentina and England next month.Share on: WhatsApp Milan, Italy | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is Italy’s number one choice to take over as national coach, Italian federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta revealed on Tuesday.“I haven’t chosen yet but I think Conte is the one who could do the best,” Costacurta told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’ll definitely talk with him in a couple of months.”Former AC Milan star Costacurta has been given the task of finding a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura, who was sacked after Italy’s embarrassing World Cup exit.Conte, 48, coached Italy from 2014 to the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship before taking over at Chelsea.Other candidates include Roberto Mancini, Claudio Ranieri and Carlo Ancelotti.“(Conte) has already shown he knows how to be national coach while the others haven’t yet,” added Costacurta.last_img read more

Palm Beach County teacher raises money to buy laptops for students in need

first_imgA Palm Beach County teacher at University Preparatory Academy in West Palm Beach landed a fundraising campaign on Facebook to raise money in order to buy laptops for children in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Vasantha Siva who is the STEM and the Advanced Academic program director said that some of the students’ background affects them.  “Some of them live with grandparents, or sister’s brothers, or somewhere, friend’s house. Some of them even in a car temporarily.” said Siva.The pandemic made learning tougher for some students, which is what prompted Siva to create the campaign.So far Siva has been able to raise $6,000 to buy laptops for the children.Siva said she has received 15 applications from parents in need of help with rent, gas, groceries, and more.To donate to the fundraiser, click here.last_img read more

Hair and nail salons, barber shops reopening in Florida

first_imgThe time for hair, and nail salons to open back up is officially here!On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that barber shops, hair salons, and nail salons can reopen Monday “with enhanced safety protocols for all counties currently in Phase One.”DeSantis also made the announcement that Palm Beach County will enter Phase One on Monday.Miami-Dade and Broward counties are still excluded from the first phase.last_img

Evergreen’s Galerie Fotoland presents Kirk Jones’ “The Urban Farm”

first_imgSubmitted by The Evergreen State CollegeKirk Jones’ “Grey Cherry Tree”Galerie Fotoland is pleased to present Kirk Jones’ The Urban Farm–an ongoing effort to document many of the Portland metro area’s urban farms and farmers.Jones’ passion is examining the environments that we surround ourselves in—“the structure of our housing, and how we co exist… some of the most interesting people and lives can be right next to you and the most exotic places just over the hill somewhere close.” Jones’ observation of beauty and nature in unexpected places comes through in The Urban Farm, where Jones says what interests him most is the variety of farm settings. “Some farms are only side yards hidden within inner Portland neighborhoods – just beyond a normal looking fence there could be 2 acres of working farmland.” Jones goes on to explain that the images of the farms and landscapes double as portraits of the farmers themselves.For the past five years, Evergreen alumnus Jones has been making photographs with the Gigapan System, creating high-resolutionNorthwest Organic Field by Kirk Jonespanoramic images that can be printed in very large format and provide exceptional detail. He prefers a slower work pace, which allows for more an engaging and deliberate process. He likens this high tech approach to photographers of the past, working with large, heavy and unwieldy equipment.Jones has shown extensively around Portland and the Northwest. He recently received two commissions by Portland’s landmark Pittock Mansion and the Lan Su Chinese Garden. This January, his series on Northwest logging will be included in The Meaning of Wood at The Seattle Convention Center. He has been published CNN.com, BonAppetit.com and NYTimes.com. He is a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Award in the Epson International Pano Competition.For more information on this series or to see more of Jones’ work please visit his website.Galerie Fotoland is an exhibition space supported by Evergreen’s Photoland.The gallery is open during normal school hours most days of the week. For more information regarding this show and others at Galerie Fotoland please contact Briana Martini at [email protected] Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more