Patrick O’Donovan announces €420,000 in funding for Limerick Greenway

first_imgFacebook Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Patrick O’DonovanLOCAL Minister Patrick O’Donovan has announced €420,000 in funding for the Limerick Greenway between Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Rathkeale. The funding comes from the Department of Rural and Community Development and is being made available by Minister Heather Humphreys  under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  Patrick O’Donovan said “I am thrilled to be able to announce this. This is fantastic news for the Limerick Greenway. Over the last number of years, I have announced literally millions of euro in funding for this amenity and we have seen the benefit of it, particularly now during the recent lockdown. The investment that we are making now is part of continuing to improve it for locals and visitors alike.” “The latest round of funding is to improve the signage and the Greenway itself and is being done in conjunction with Failte Ireland and Limerick City and County Council. Over the recent past I have worked with the Council to help refurbish the tunnel in Barnagh which has been restored to its former glory also secure the two old stations in Ardagh and Barnagh for the Greenway. Today, more good news from the Government and Minister Humphreys, which I know will be welcomed locally.” “As Minister for Tourism I laid out a plan and a vision that would see the Greenway go from Lough Derg to the Atlantic through Clare, Limerick, and Kerry. The main corner stones of that are I believe being put in place bit by bit and with continued investment Kline this, and with the good news on the Kerry side, we are really making steady but positive progress to a major Greenway here in this part of Munster.” Patrick O’Donovan concluded by saying that the last twelve months have shown how impotent how important local parks, walkways, trails, and amenities area. “As a Government we have made big investments into our area through the Council and local voluntary groups, sporting organisations and clubs. I am committed to getting more good news like this for other parts of Limerick so that the greatest number of people can enjoy our outdoor spaces and what Limerick has to offer our locals and visitors alike.” WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsCommunityLimerickPatrick O’Donovan announces €420,000 in funding for Limerick GreenwayBy Staff Reporter – March 22, 2021 437 Linkedin Previous articleWATCH: “Dreams come true” – CJ Stander reflects on final Irish appearanceNext articleWATCH: Farrell and Sexton reflect on win over England and pay tribute to CJ Stander Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter Print TAGSDepartment of Rural and Community DevelopmentKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick GreenwayLimerick PostPatrick O’Donovan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Trends in entanglement of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) in man-made debris at South Georgia

first_imgA study conducted at South Georgia in 1988/1989 indicated that several thousand Antarctic fur seals were entangled mainly in man-made material originating from fishing vessels. Consequently, the authority responsible for the management of Southern Ocean marine resources (CCAMLR) actively campaigned for compliance with the MARPOL provisions relating to waste disposal at sea, and for cutting of any material unavoidably jettisoned which could form collars to entangle seals. Five subsequent years of recording entangled fur seals confirms that entanglement is a persistent problem, although its incidence has been halved in recent years. However, the South Georgia fur seal population has approximately doubled in the same period, so that the overall total of animals entangled may even have increased. Nevertheless, because most seals entangled are juvenile males, the current rate of entanglement will have negligible effects on the reproductive rate of the South Georgia population, especially in relation to its current rate of population increase. The reduction in observed entanglement incidence cannot be attributed mainly to improved waste disposal practices because it has coincided with substantial reductions in fishing activity around South Georgia. However, the particular reduction in entanglement due to packing bands and the fact that all such bands washed ashore over the last 2 years have been cut, does suggest a general improvement in standards of waste disposal on Southern Ocean fishing vesselslast_img read more

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Britain aims for millions of COVID-19 tests in months after criticism

first_imgThe Department of Health said that a new testing laboratory set up by AstraZeneca, GSK and Cambridge University would aim to carry out 30,000 tests a day by May, and Thermo Fisher would continue to supply the UK with testing kits and aim to scale up manufacturing.Government testing adviser John Newton said the 100,000 daily test target was feasible, and that 20,000 National Health Service workers had already been tested.”Testing capacity now is not what we would like, but it is by no means inconsiderable in terms of what we need,” Newton told lawmakers on Wednesday.”We do anticipate that the need will increase dramatically, and therefore we want to get as much testing in place as possible.” Britain said on Wednesday it aimed to roll-out millions of coronavirus tests in months after criticism that it had moved too slowly on the issue, adding that a partnership with private firms would help it hit 100,000 tests a day by the end of April.The move came after England’s Chief Medical Officer conceded on Tuesday that there were lessons to learn from Germany and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab testing said there was “more work to do” on testing.A British official on Wednesday also said that the government was looking to get its money back after ordering antibody tests which didn’t work. ‘Not good enough’The government also said a business consortium had launched plans to develop an antibody test, in order to detect those who have been infected with COVID-19 and therefore had immunity.But otherwise officials played down the urgency of producing such tests compared to the antigen tests, which establish whether a person has the disease currently.Health minister Matt Hancock said last week that Britain wanted to buy 17.5 million antibody tests, subject to them working, but none of the tests have proven fit for purpose.Kathy Hall, director of COVID-19 testing strategy at Department for Health, said that having bought some of the tests already to trial them, the government was now looking to cancel orders and get their money back.And in a call with diagnostic firms on Wednesday, Hancock focused on how they could help develop antigen testing rather than the antibody tests, according to one participant.Newton said he did not expect antibody tests to be widely available by the end of April and would not rely on them to contribute to the target, even though some laboratory-based tests were beginning to come on stream.”They all work, to some extent, but they’re just not good enough to rely on,” Newton said of the antibody tests.”Because the requirement for those tests is a little bit down the line, the judgment was made that it’s worth taking the time to develop a better antibody test before rolling it out.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Betsson continues product efficiency focus with new hires

first_img Related Articles Share Betsson teams up with Banach for football Flash Markets launch July 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Submit Peter Zall – Betsson ABStockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has announced the appointment of two key senior management hires, recruiting Cíara Nic Liam as Product Director for Gaming and Joakim Thor as Product Director for Sports Betting.The appointments have been confirmed by Betsson Chief Strategy Officer Peter Zäll, as the Stockholm gambling group continues to implement its corporate recovery programme, seeking to enhance operating and product efficiencies.Ciara Nic Liam is the former Head of Gaming for William Hill (2016-2019) and has formerly led casino product divisions for Rank Group Plc (2013-2016).Meanwhile, Joakim Thor is the former Director of Digital Products for Swedish state-owned gambling enterprise Svenska Spel, overseeing day-to-day product management and business planning for all digital verticals.“Both Cíara and Joakim have vast gaming experience from different parts of the industry. With them joining Betsson, our Product Team is further strengthened and will stand even stronger for the future,” details Peter Zäll on the new appointments.In a further announcement, Zall confirms that Malta product director Joey Hurtado has been promoted to the executive role of Managing Director for Betsson Casino Brands“Joey has done a great job as Head of Gaming & Live and with his vast experience in gaming, I am confident that he will continue to deliver excellent results in his new position. This promotion is another example of the talent we have within our company and the possibilities there is to grow and develop professionally for those willing and able,” Zall details.last_img read more

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