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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The Flu Season

first_img2/529 JanuaryWill Eno’s The Flu Season sends out a very clear message: ‘This is drama! You need to switch your brain on.’ It’s a message that in some ways can only have the opposite effect on its audience. The play shows us a budding romance between two inmates in a psychiatric hospital (Andrew Johnson, Lucy Murphy) being treated by a clumsy doctor and nurse team (Sam Bright, Amy Mulholland).The really brain-busting bit comes with what this production calls ‘the meta-theatrical level of the narrators.’ Eno has a pair of narrators provide trite commentary on events during every scene change. They come out with vapid gems like: ‘is repetition a failure of daring or a step towards deliverance?’ This device shows that Eno lacks faith in the strength of his original story. It’s a lame trick to add depth and pseudo-sophistication to a play without bothering to build them into the plot itself.What redeems this show is the sensitivity of its production. Johnson and Murphy deliver beautifully tuned performances throughout the nervous development of their relationship. Eno’s patronising approach to characterisation seems to be: ‘Aren’t mad people sweet and funny.’ However, these actors give their roles a dignity that makes the grim conclusion surprisingly moving.Along with Mulholland’s slightly daffy nurse, the central couple respond well to the surreal drift of the language, with its non-sequiturs and subverted word order. It seems unfair that this show got a reviewer who so disliked the play itself. You might love engaging with Eno’s commentary on his own work or the self-conscious cleverness of the narration. These things pissed me off and distanced me from the wonderful work of the production itself. It is charming in spite of its material, which must be some sort of recommendation.by Sam Pritchardlast_img read more

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The second specialist fair intended for students of catering and tourism schools in Bjelovar

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism organizes specialist fairs intended for pupils and students of catering and tourism schools and higher education institutions.After Vukovar, the second specialist fair will be held in Bjelovar, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, starting at 10:00 am in the School-Sports Hall, Poljana dr. Franje Tuđmana 4, Bjelovar. More than six hundred primary and secondary school students from Bjelovar-Bilogora County are expected in Bjelovar. Lecturer in gastronomy and gastroenology Branko Ognjenović will present the world of cuisine, and Sanjin Jovanović from Jadranka Group will present working conditions, opportunities for additional education and development in this hotel and bring the benefits of working in tourism and hospitality.The goal of specialist fairs is, through interactive lectures and workshops of leading experts and employers in the field of tourism and hospitality, to provide additional exchange of knowledge and experiences and strengthen the connection of students with experts from the same sector.Specialist fairs, with the recently announced competition “Innovative be – tourism offers you a job” and the event Days of jobs in tourism, which are held this year in Osijek, Zagreb and Split, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Labor and Pension System and the Croatian Employment Service, one is one of the measures of the Ministry of Tourism in the promotion of catering and tourism occupations and tourism as an attractive sector that provides employment opportunities.Source: MINTRelated news:PRIZE COMPETITION “BE INNOVATIVE, TOURISM OFFERS YOUR JOB”WORK DAYS IN TOURISM IN OSIJEK, ZAGREB AND SPLITlast_img read more

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Research on corporate climate action an ‘urgent challenge to investors’

first_imgAdam Matthews, co-chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative“The fact only one in eight of the highest-emitting firms are responding at anywhere near the pace required is an urgent challenge to investors,” he added.“Investors themselves need to adopt an emergency footing otherwise the window to secure the change we need will be gone.”‘The central issue’The study looked at the quality of companies’ management or governance in relation to climate change, such as whether they have a formal policy commitment to act on climate change or publish their emissions, as well as their “carbon performance”.Carbon performance refers to companies’ current and expected future GHG emissions and how these compare with targets and pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.According to the report, one of the research’s implications for investors, in particular with respect to engagement with companies, was that although management quality was important, it was a “necessary but insufficient condition for ensuring that future carbon performance is aligned with the Paris Agreement”.“Carbon performance is the central issue for investors concerned about climate change”State of the Transition report, 2019Investors should focus their attention on carbon performance, which was “the central issue for investors concerned about climate change” and “the key measure of corporate climate action”. The TPI’s report comes a week after the UK government revealed it expected UK listed companies and large asset owners to report on climate change risk by 2022, and that this could become mandatory.Faith Ward, chief responsible investment officer at Brunel Pension Partnership and TPI co-chair with Matthews, said the TPI research’s finding that 25% of high-emitters did not report their emissions was “putting investors in a Catch 22”.“The UK is one of several countries moving to make climate risk reporting by asset owners mandatory, yet without emissions data from a quarter of the high emitting companies that request will be impossible to deliver,” she said.Ward is co-chair of the TPI on behalf of the Environment Agency Pension Fund, which is part of Brunel, one of the UK’s eight local authority pension asset pools.The study was carried out by TPI’s academic partner, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. New asset owner-backed research on high-emitting companies’ behaviour with regard to climate change has prompted calls for investors to step up engagement with industry and focus their attention on companies’ emissions rather than their management systems and processes.According to the research, out of a sample of 160 companies, only one in eight companies is cutting its carbon emissions at the rate required to keep global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Sixteen per cent are aligned with a 2°C benchmark.Other findings, based on a larger sample of 274 companies, include that almost half (46%) are failing to adequately integrate climate change into their business decisions, and 25% do not report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.The research was carried out for Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), a $14trn (€12trn) asset-owner led initiative whose stated mission is “to empower and equip investors to navigate the complexities of the transition to a low carbon economy”. Adam Matthews, co-chair of TPI and director of ethics and engagement at Church of England Pensions Board, said the study showed “many more investors [need] to engage with big-emitters across all sectors of the economy to ensure companies are setting emissions targets consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement”.last_img read more

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Twisters Swim Teams Place 3rd At South Dearborn

first_imgSouth Dearborn Invitational  (12-14)OA Girls Swimming-3rd  out of 8 teams with 189 points.Meet highlights:   50 Free – Meredith Maier – 2nd,  Madelyn Maier – 4th;  200 Individual Medley – Caroline Storms – 5th;  100 Fly – Erica Geers 4th;  100 Free – Meredith Maier – 4th;  500 Free – Caroline Storms – 3rd;  200 Free Relay – 4th (Meredith Maier, Erica Geers, Madelyn Maier, Caroline Storms);  100 Breast – Mikaela Fangman 2nd;  400 Free Relay – 4th (Madelyn Maier, Huntyr Rose, Elaine Welage, Mikaela Fangman).OA Boys Swimming-3rd  out of 8 teams with 139 points.Meet highlights:  200 Medley Relay – 3rd (Chris Nurrenberg, John Pelzel, Ben Wanstrath, Liam Mungcal);  100 Fly – John Pelzel 2nd; 200 Free Relay 3rd (Ben Wanstrath, Jeremy Kelnhofer, Liam Mungcal, John Pelzel);  100 Breast – John Pelzel 1st;  400 Free Relay 4th (Jeremy Kelnhofer, Chris Nurrenberg, Eric Frey, Nathan Hurm).OA Combined   Boys and Girls-2nd place with 328 points.Submitted by OA Coach Shawwn Storms.last_img read more

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Serial killer guilty of 11 murders

first_imgA man described by prosecutors as possibly Los Angeles’ most prolific serial killer was convicted Monday of murdering 10 women and one victim’s unborn fetus in the 1980s and ’90s. The jury also found Chester Turner guilty of the special circumstances of multiple murder and murder committed during rape. The six-man, six-woman jury had deliberated since Thursday. Turner did not appear to react as the jury’s verdicts were read. He could receive the death penalty in the penalty phase of the trial, scheduled to begin Wednesday. Eight of the killings occurred in South Los Angeles when Turner was living in that area, the prosecution said. One victim was Regina Washington, 27, who was 6 months pregnant when she was strangled with an electrical cord behind a vacant house in September 1989. Her unborn daughter was counted among the murder victims. Another woman, Andrea Tripplett, 29, was 5 months pregnant when she was strangled in April 1993. Turner wasn’t charged with killing Tripplett’s unborn child, however, because California law specified at the time that a 5 -month-old fetus was not considered viable. There were no eyewitnesses to any of the killings, but a security camera recorded the murder of Paula Vance, 38, in February 1998. The grainy video made it hard to make out Vance and her assailant, but it did show her being thrown to the ground. After about 15 minutes, a man could be seen walking away from her body. The other victims were Diane Johnson, 21; Annette Ernest, 26; Anita Fishman, 31; Desarae Jones, 29; Natalie Price, 31; and Brenda Bries, 37. Before police identified Turner as a suspect, a mentally disabled janitor was wrongly convicted of three other slayings police believe are connected to Turner. Turner hasn’t been charged in those cases. David Allen Jones, 44, was released in 2004, after 11 years in prison. He received $720,000 in compensation.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Only a handful of victims’ relatives were present because of short notice of the verdict. Among them was Robert Williams, 50, the brother of victim Mildred Beasely, 45. Williams hurriedly called their five sisters with the news. “It feels so good,” he said between calls. “I’ve spent nine years waiting. This is the happiest day in a long time. There’s a little bit of closure. Justice has been served.” Turner, 40, is already serving an eight-year prison sentence for the 2002 rape of a woman on Skid Row. His DNA in that rape case linked him to the serial killings that spanned from 1987 to 1998. last_img read more

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