Limerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocations

first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFine GaellimerickPatrick O’DonovanSenator Maria ByrneSports Capital Grantssports infrastructure Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsCommunityLimerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocationsBy Editor – November 29, 2017 1745 Facebook Previous articleCCTV system expanded to 14 Limerick townsNext articleLimerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work Editor WhatsApp Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Sports grants89 clubs and organisations in Limerick and Clare are to receive €2,465,629 of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.Confirming the allocations, Limerick City Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said they will help to develop sports infrastructure in the city and county.She also paid tribute to former Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Minister O’Donovan significantly shortened the application form, and published a helpful guide to the application process.There were also a series of regional workshops to assist applicants. I know from speaking to local clubs and organisations these measures really helped with their applications,” she explained.“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It represents an excellent value for money investment. 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, both literally and economically.“Fine Gael is using our economic progress to invest in communities around the country and ensure that everyone can benefit. Sport is just one important element of this. In 2016, more than €22.8 million was paid out to 680 organisations to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment through the excellent Sports Capital Programme,” Senator Byrne concluded.More news herelast_img read more

Caribbean marketing company to build new travel website

first_imgLifestyleTravel Caribbean marketing company to build new travel website by: – October 27, 2011 Share Share Share 56 Views   no discussionscenter_img Richard Skerrit. Image via: nevisblog.comMIAMI, USA — The Caribbean tourism industry’s marketing and business development unit has taken an important step towards relaunching its vacation website. The Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC) has signed an agreement with the Florida-based graphics company, Tambourine, to redesign and recreate the site. As part of the two-year contract, Tambourine will also manage the website on behalf of the CTDC, a jointly owned and operated private, for profit entity created in 2007 by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).“This is a very important moment in the history of the CTDC, and a milestone for the CTO and CHTA, as it launches a new dimension in public/private sector cooperation in regional tourism,” said Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, the CTO chairman and co-chair of CTDC. “The caribbeantravel.com website will be the focal point that both draws awareness and generates bookings for potential vacationers from around the world and therefore will be the centre of our public-private sector cooperative regional marketing programme,” said Josef Forstmayr, CHTA president and CTDC co-chair. The redesigned website will be the vehicle through which the CTDC will market the Caribbean brand through licensing, merchandizing, advertising, and the sale of vacations. The new CaribbeanTravel.com will include among other features, an integrated booking platform that specifically caters to the Caribbean’s smaller hotels.The Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC) is a marketing and business development unit, owned equally by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Its mission is to own, promote, protect, advance and enhance the Caribbean brand. The CTDC combines the resources of the Caribbean region’s destinations, accommodations and service providers to create a viable, cohesive, business unit that is able to identify commercial opportunities and allow the members of CHTA and CTO to benefit collectively from those opportunities in ways that individually they could not.In all its endeavours the company will engage only in activities that honour the Caribbean brand and benefit the members of CHTA and CTO.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Serena Aiming for Another Title in New York

first_img“That desire has not gone down at all,” she said.“And I don’t think it was capable of going up, because if it was at a 10, I was at a 15 or a 20 – and I’m still there.”Williams, seeded 17th, has been in fine form at Flushing Meadows, dropping her first set of the tournament before recovering to win 6-0 4-6 6-3 against Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi on Sunday.Winning the US Open for a seventh time would see her level Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 majors.Williams returned to Slam competition at the French Open in May, only to withdraw before her last-16 match against Maria Sharapova of Russia because of injury.She then reached the Wimbledon final in July but lost to Germany’s Angelique Kerber.“My desire still remained at that incredibly high level to compete and to want to win,” Williams said.“It would be wonderful to win a Grand Slam while having a daughter, but it’s a lot of work.“It takes a lot of work to win those tournaments. I’m only in my third one back. I’m going to continue to grind and see what happens.”Meanwhile, Williams says she hopes to have more children in the future – but maybe not until after she finishes playing.“Right now is not the time,” she said. “I’m thinking about playing tennis and enjoying this time with Olympia.“I’ll have plenty of time in the future.”‘It was a Serena scream’Williams cruised to the first set in 18 minutes against Kanepi, only to see the world number 44 fight back to level in the second.The Estonian missed two break points in the first game of the third set, allowing Williams to fight back and hold serve with a backhand winner, which brought out a loud yell of “come on” from her.“It was a Serena scream,” Williams said with a smile. “I don’t try to do it. It just comes out.“Winning a big game and a very important game and a really tight game, I think it was just a relief.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williams says her motivation to win major trophies remains as high as ever in motherhood after reaching the US Open quarter-finals.Williams, whose daughter Olympia turned one on Saturday, is aiming to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title in New York.The 36-year-old American former world number one is playing her seventh tournament since giving birth. Serena Williamslast_img read more

Cosmos Ages a Billion Years in One Day

first_imgPhysicists have found that a portion of the carbon-nitrogen-oxygen reaction thought to participate in fusion reactions inside stars runs two times slower than previously thought.  The measurements were made in the Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics (LUNA), a lab nearly a mile underground in Italy that offers more protection from cosmic rays.  The ripple effect of this discovery is that all stars age more slowly than the textbooks claim, and the universe itself may be a billion years older.  For information, see Physics Web or Science Now.They measured one reaction in the present.  They did not measure 14 billion years.  Notice how one small measurement can have dramatic effects.  Physics is supposed to be a “hard” science, and now the textbooks have to be rewritten about something that was thought to be pretty well understood.  What about the soft sciences, and the mushy or gaseous ones like evolutionary theory?  What discovery tomorrow might invalidate some measurement the Darwinists are trusting?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Chris Banchero, Alaska clip Meralco

first_imgAlaska 93 – Banchero 23, Manuel 17, Daniels 12, Teng 10, Pascual 7, Thoss 7, Enciso 5, Galliguez 5, Casio 3, Racal 2, Cruz 2.Meralco 89 – Lawal 27, Amer 11, Salva 9, Quinto 9, Newsome 8, Caram 7, Hugnatan 4, Hodge 4, De Ocampo 3, Pinto 3, Canaleta 2, Jackson 2, Almazan 0.Quarters: 18-19, 44-42, 71-66, 93-89. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES PVL: Motolite posts first win, keeps BaliPure winless Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Alaska slipped past Meralco, 93-89, in a joust between two squads with identical records and streaks in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Center here. Chris Banchero delivered his finest scoring performance in the conference yet, scoring 23 points to lead the Aces. Vic Manuel, playing only in his second game in months, seemed to have recovered his lethal form, tossing in 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT “I just expected it to be a tough game,” Aces coach Alex Compton said, whose squad improved to 4-2, good for the fourth spot in the tournament ladder. “Our locals, all of them, did a great job of playing together,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsChris Daniels was limited to just 12 points and seven rebounds due to foul trouble, which enabled Banchero, Manuel and Jeron Teng crank it up late. “It’s good to have him out there, doing what he does,” Compton said of Manuel. Gani Lawal had a commendable showing with 27 points and 26 boards in Meralco’s losing stand, while Baser Amer added 11 points.Nico Salva and Bong Quinto both fired nine points each off the bench helping the Bolts narrow the gap to 88-87 in with 1:46 left to play,Meralco dropped to 3-3.Alaska goes up against Phoenix while Meralco battles TNT next on Saturday at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The ScoresADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more