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

Language barrier

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaIn landscape and related businesses, Hispanic workers often knowvery little English while their employers speak little or noSpanish. Training the workers can be, at best, awkward. Aworkshop May 14-15 in Atlanta, though, offers hope for speedyimprovement.The Hispanic Green Industry Workers Workshop, at the EmbassySuites Hotel on Crown Pointe Parkway, will provide keyinformation in Spanish and English for workers and employers.The first day, which starts with 8 a.m. registration, has twotracks that will merge in the final hour for a group discussion.During the day, English-language sessions for employers coverimmigration laws; recruiting, training and retaining Hispanicworkers; health and safety challenges; and learning about theHispanic culture.Sessions in Spanish cover safely handling and applyingpesticides, basic arboriculture, learning about the Angloculture, working in the United States, and safety and healthrights as an employee.The second day will offer three and a half hours of fielddemonstrations on pruning, safety, knots, tree climbing, aerialrescue and equipment.The fee for the workshop is $35 in advance or $45 at theworkshop. Send checks payable to Big Trees Forest Preserve toRose Lewis, Extension Service, North Fulton Government Annex,7741 Roswell Rd., Room 202, Atlanta, GA 30350.To learn more, call Iris Magaly Zayas at (404) 347-1650. Ore-mail her at [email protected]last_img read more

Approval of ELTIF framework ‘essential for sustained recovery’

first_img“The investment gap and financial crisis present us with the challenge of solving the tricky equation of maximising economic growth, increasing financial stability, removing barriers to cross-border investment, ensuring consumer protection and enhancing competition all at the same time,” Lamassoure said.For her part, Linklaters’ senior lawyer Silke Bernard flagged up the opportunities in responsible investing for the “exciting” vehicle.She predicted there would be a lot of interest from investors for infrastructure projects considering social and responsible investment matters – such as schools and hospitals.Monica Gogna, partner at Ropes & Gray, said the ELTIF’s approval by Parliament showed Europe was keen to remain “at the forefront of innovation” in the investment management sector.“The development of this regulation and the implementing rules surrounding it will definitely be ‘one to watch’ as the industry starts to map out opportunities where this new structure may be used,” she said. The ELTIF, aimed at both institutional and retail clients, was highlighted by Hill as the first step towards the CMU during the commissioner’s confirmation hearings.Proponents of the ELTIF have long spoken out in favour of its long-term capital being deployed with socially responsible investment (SRI) in mind.Natixis Asset Management previously told IPE it was in favour of enshrining SRI within the fund’s framework, requiring asset managers to comply with certain ESG principles or disclose that they had opted against such an approach. The European Parliament’s approval of the European Long-Term Investment Fund (ELTIF) framework has been welcomed by the industry and parliamentarians as the first step towards building the Capital Markets Union (CMU).The ELTIF, meant as a conduit for patient capital, was first mooted in 2012 when the European Commission considered how it could better channel long-term capital into the economy.Jonathan Hill, commissioner for financial stability, said the vehicle would help fund infrastructure projects “essential for a sustained recovery”.Alain Lamassoure, the French MEP overseeing the framework’s passage, said it would boost both long-term investment and help bring about the launch of the CMU, one of Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s cornerstone policies.last_img read more

ŽKK ”Jedinstvo” is the best team in the first part of the female basketball season

first_imgThe official part of the season of female basketball competition is finished. Basketball team ŽKK ”Jedinstvo” from Tuzla dominated the competition and won against ”Borac”. With this victory they have finished the first part of the competition with maximum ten victories.Besides the team from Tuzla, female basketball teams such as ”Željezničar” and ” Borac” as well as other three teams ”Mladi Krajišnik”, ”Sloboda” and ”Čelik” will play for the title of the champion. The best two teams of this part of the season are ”Mladi Krajišnik and ”Jedinstvo” and they are expected in the final matches for the title of the champion.The competition for the title of the champion should start towards the middle of March.last_img read more

City of Wellington to crack-seal on Crest Ridge, Highland Court and W. 18th St.

first_imgFor more information, please contact the Street Department at 326-7831. Sumner Newscow report — The City of Wellington Street Department will finish crack-sealing on North Plum Street (from 16th Street to 22nd Street) today.Crack-sealing will begin today on Crest Ridge, Highland Court and W. 18th Street.Look for continuous updates on routes and status of crack-sealing for more up-to-date information so that residents will know which days they should not park on the streets in their area.Crack sealing consists of blowing debris out of cracks and sealing them with an oil based material to prevent water from getting underneath the street surface.In order to be effective, we must have access to the full length of all cracks within that block of street.Please do not park on these streets Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. during this period of time.last_img read more