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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Apple Devices Dominating Mobile Ecosystem, comScore says

first_imgTags:#Apple#Google#web Analytics firm comScore released numbers today on the penetration of mobile platforms in the consumer market. The findings show that if you take in to account all iOS devices – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – Apple is blowing away the rest of the mobile ecosystem.The combined install base of Apple’s triumvirate is 37.9 million, according to comScore. That far outreaches the Android install base (which includes smartphones and tablets like the Galaxy Tab) by 59%, as the Google operating system’s install base is approximately 23.8 million devices. “These data clearly illustrate the Apple ecosystem extends far beyond the iPhone,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior VP of mobile in a comScore press release. “Though it’s frequently assumed that the Apple user base is composed of dedicated Apple ‘fanboys’, there’s not a tremendous amount of overlapping mobile device access among these users. This of course has significant implications for the developer community as they consider the market potential in developing applications for different mobile platforms.”The findings by comScore validate the war cry of some of those supposed “fanboys” who are quick to point out that, despite Android’s wild growth, most analytics do not take into account all of Apple’s devices, such as iPods and iPads.See also: Mobile operating system market share infographicThe numbers dig deeper than just total install base. Owners of other iOS devices adopt the iPad at 27.5% with BlackBerry owners coming in second at 17.5%. It will be interesting to see if that number changes next quarter now that the BlackBerry PlayBook has finally been released. Android owners account for 14.2% of iPad ownership (a number that would include this reporter). Samsung, LG, Nokia and Motorola represent the top device owners that also own iPads.As interesting as comScore’s numbers are, they do not tell the whole picture. Really, it depends on what analyst firm or earnings call you are listening to on a particular day to tell you what the “news” is in the mobile OS wars. Market blog Asymco has some interesting numbers on growth rates that were posted on April 18 that clearly show Apple has the larger number of units sold in the lifespan of iOS and Android (Apple came about 15 months before), but that the rate of Android growth has been shooting straight up the chart while iOS has grown steadily but in fits and starts. Horace Dediu of Asymco predicts that Android will overtake the iOS install base within a year if the current rate of growth stays the same. With the coming flood of Android tablets coming to market, and the slate market predicted to grow exponentially in the next several years, Android could very well take over iOS by spring 2012. dan rowinski Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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J&K schools turn recreation centres

first_imgWith no sign of students returning to schools any time soon in Kashmir, several government schools, in a novel idea, have decided to throw open their campus facilities for children living in the vicinity for recreational purposes.Taking the lead, a prominent girls higher secondary school at Kothibagh near Lal Chowk here with a huge playground has put up a notice for the children living in nearby areas “to use the campus for multiple activities”.The school has seen poor attendance of students till now. “Local children can use the campus for sports activity from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.,” the notice reads at the school.“The idea is to allow the children, living under a sense of siege since August 5, to come out of their homes and interact. They are constantly exposed to the negative cycle of news, with little interaction outside. Even the spaces of entertainment like sports grounds are sealed with concertina wires and many are sealed by the security forces,” a staffer of the school said, on condition of anonymity.The government’s bid to reopen 4,000 primary and middle schools in the Valley has failed to see any spike in attendance. According to the official figures, the attendance hovered around 10%, even if staff presence has improved “significantly.”’last_img read more

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Nuggets beat Knicks for 6th straight, share of 1st with Warriors in West

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 17 rebounds, Jamal Murray scored 18 points, and Denver beat the New York Knicks 111-93 on Friday night for its sixth straight victory.Gary Harris chipped in 14 points for Denver, which moved into a tie with the Warriors for first place in the Western Conference with 11 games remaining for each team.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, logisticsGrabbing the top spot in the conference would guarantee coach Michael Malone’s young squad home-court advantage throughout the West playoffs.“I wouldn’t say it’s ultra-important. Is it something that we talk about? Sure. Is it something we say why not us? Sure. But we’re not going to risk any player’s health or rest at the expense of being the No. 1 seed,” Malone said. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other UP NEXT:Nuggets: Finish their four-game Eastern Conference road trip Sunday at Indiana.Knicks: Continue their six-game homestand when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray goes to the basket during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Friday, March 22, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK— A year after missing out on the playoffs by just one game, Denver wouldn’t mind snatching the top spot in the Western Conference from defending champion Golden State.At the same time, the Nuggets don’t think it’s the most important thing for a deep postseason run.ADVERTISEMENT “I would much rather be a healthy, rested team going into the playoffs to give ourselves a chance to be a dangerous team in the playoffs. We’re not a team that’s just satisfied in making it, we want to be a team that gets in there and makes some noise.”Will Barton scored 10 of his 12 in the opening quarter as the Nuggets jumped out to a 37-18 lead one night after winning at Washington.The Knicks made it a close game late in the third quarter, cutting the lead to seven after trailing by 14 at halftime.Veteran forward Paul Millsap is not too worried about the No. 1 seed. His preference is a more a consistent effort on defense like he saw each time the Knicks tried to battle back before Denver answered.“We haven’t played good basketball, but we’ve been finding ways to win games, I think,” Millsap said.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 MOST READ “As a young team and as a team period, you got to find different ways to win. Your shot’s not going to always fall. You’re not always going to play great defense. But at the end of the say it’s about winning games.”Former Nuggets first-round pick Emmanuel Mudiay had 21 points and rookie Mitchell Robinson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who have lost their last three games and 11 of 12.New York has lost its last three games by an average of 25 points to Toronto, Utah and now Denver.“We’re getting the hell smacked out of us,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “These teams are just really good basketball teams.”Mario Hezonja’s basket cut the lead to 67-59 with 5:52 left in the third quarter.But that was closest the Knicks would get the rest of the night as their offense sputtered the rest of the period, shooting just 1-for-8 from the field.Denver then broke away with a 15-3 spurt highlighted by seven points from Jokic and a layup from Monte Morris before time expired to extend the lead 82-62 heading into the fourth quarter.TIP-INS:Nuggets: Denver swept the season series from the Knicks. The Nuggets have beaten New York in 16 of their last 21 meetings. Denver outrebounded the Knicks 62-45.Knicks: PG Frank Ntilikina played for the first time since Jan. 27 after missing 24 games due to a sore groin. He scored five points and had five assists in 25 minutes off the bench. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Venezuela beats Argentina to spoil Lionel Messi’s international return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View commentslast_img read more

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National Youth Champs Preview

first_imgThe BCU International Stadium will host the 2008 X-Blades National Youth Championships from Wednesday, 17 September 2008 to Saturday, 20 September 2008.Approximately 2,000 players, officials, and spectators will attend the 2008 X-Blades National Youth Championships throughout the event. Coffs Harbour has been the home of National Touch events since 1997 with participants investing millions of dollars into the local Coffs Harbour economy over the years. The event will encompass the School Sport Australia nationals for 18’s Boys and 18’s Girls as well as a 20’s Boys and 20’s Girls division. The division has been combined in order to select final Australian teams in the 18’s Boys, 18’s Girls, 18’s Mixed, 20’s Boys, 20’s Girls, and 20’s Mixed.In all sixty teams will attend the event. The Sydney Mets will be looking to reclaim their 2007 title in the 18’s Boys but will face stiff competition from NSW Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) and Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST). QSST are defending champions in the 18’s Girls with NSWCHS being a major contender.In the 20’s, the Sydney Mets will be favourite in the Boys and Brisbane City Cobras will be tough to beat in the Girls division.Local hopes will rest in the Northern Eagles teams who are playing in all four divisions at the championships. The best chances lie with the Eagles 20’s Girls team, who are seeded fourth. They will look to Australian representative Stephanie Halpin for experience to take them through to the finals. They start their campaign against Victoria on Wednesday at 1.20pm. The 20’s Boys will face tough competition with last year’s grand finalists Southern Suns and 3rd seeds SQBD Sharks in their pool. They take on the Hunter Western Hornets at 10.50am on Wednesday.The 7th seeded 18’s Boys will have a tough challenge, having top seeds Sydney Mets in their pool. Their first match is against Sydney Rebels at 11.40am on the opening day. The 18’s Girls face 3rd seeds Brisbane City Cobras in their first game, on Wednesday at 11.40am.last_img read more

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5-Star LB/DE Erick Fowler Flips From LSU To Texas

first_imgErick Fowler flips his commitment from LSU to Texas.Erick FowlerIt’s possible that no one will have a better National Signing Day than the Texas Longhorns. Charlie Strong already has several four-star commitments in the fold, and Manor (Tex.) five-star linebacker/defensive end Erick Fowler just flipped his commitment to UT after being pledged to LSU since June 2015. Reporter Victor Diaz is on the scene at Fowler’s announcement ceremony and has video. Manor’s Erick Fowler chooses #UT. Big get for the Longhorns. pic.twitter.com/NghaFU7N7j— Victor Diaz (@VictorOchoDiaz) February 3, 2016Manor is the No. 7 outside linebacker in the 2016 class according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.last_img read more

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Jennifer Nettles Joins Memorial Day Concert

first_imgIn what has now become tradition, the newly crowned winner of AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 will make their first appearance performing the “National Anthem” to open the 25th Annual NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT on Sunday, May 25th.Also joining the line-up is Grammy Award-winning country music artist Jennifer Nettles, who will offer a musical salute, with 100 recently returned veterans from Afghanistan on stage, as a grateful nation recognizes the more than 2.6 million men and women who have served, and are currently serving, over the past 13 years.Distinguished American statesman General Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.) will lead the tribute to our servicemen and women with an inspiring “Welcome Home” to thank our veterans, as they begin to come home from Afghanistan, for their valor. The war in Afghanistan has set a milestone as the longest conflict in our nation’s history where our best and bravest have shed their blood in the war against terrorism.Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the 25th anniversary broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT also welcomes veteran actor Gerald McRaney (HOUSE OF CARDS) to the line-up. The event will be co-hosted for the ninth year by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans’ causes and supporting our troops in active service. The all-star cast also includes: two-time Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest; country music sensation and THE VOICE 2013 winner Danielle Bradbery; Broadway and television star Megan Hilty; musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho; and world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.The multi award-winning program airs on PBS Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.last_img read more

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Its unanimous Mayweather defeats Pacquiao

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nevada — After the final bell had rung, Floyd Mayweather jumped on the ropes and defiantly barked to the crowd. He knew he’d won the bout, but everyone else needed judges’ confirmation. Moments later, the scorecards made it official: Mayweather’s perfect record would remain intact, the best fighter of his generation had finally received the confirmation so many had demanded, andManny Pacquiao, the passionate boxer from the Philippines, would head home with a disappointing loss.The welterweight bout appeared close throughout and neither fighter offered many surprises. Mayweather was at his defensive best, and Pacquiao kept firing until he heard a bell ring. Judge Glenn Feldman scored the bout 116-112, Bert Clements had it 116-112 and Dave Moretti saw it 118-110.It was the biggest event boxing has staged in years, generating huge hype around the world, surely shattering records for live gate and pay-per-view buys and filling the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a who’s who of celebrities, including Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady and so many others. It will go down as the richest bout in the sport’s history, though hardly the most exciting.The showdown was six agonizing years in the making, as both sides bickered over terms and at times the boxing world seemed certain the two might never square off. Fans were forced to wait even longer Saturday night, as cable services nation-wide were overwhelmed with pay-per-view orders. Promoters delayed the start of the fight and the opening bell didn’t ring until 11:58 p.m. EDT.“When the history book is written, it was worth the wait,” Mayweather said. Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao fight in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frederic J. Brown/AFPPacquiao was in good spirits in the hours before stepping into the ring. He was with more than 50 family members and friends back at the hotel, dining on steamed fish and white rice while chatting with several pastors. They had a spirited discussion about one of the first documented fights: David vs. Goliath. Pacquiao left the hotel, arrived at the MGM Grand shortly after 6 p.m. local time and four hours later confronted a giant of his own.Pacquiao was active much of the night and pushing Mayweather to the ropes, the likely game plan for both fighters. As he does better than anyone, Mayweather constantly baited his foe, using his speed to fire laser-quick counters.“I think I won the fight,” Pacquiao said. “He didn’t do nothing.”While he was throwing a lot of punches, they weren’t always landing cleanly. At one point, Mayweather (48-0) made a show of shaking his heading “no,” telling Pacquiao that his punches were being blocked and doing no damage. The two fighters threw about the same number of punches — 435 for Mayweather and 429 for Pacquiao. But Mayweather landed 148 to Pacquiao’s 81.Still, the Filipino fighter appeared to be enjoying himself. After a late flurry in Round 3, Mayweather stared down Pacquiao after the bell. Pacquiao responded with a smile that stretched from one corner of the ring to the other.Pacquiao unleashed his first real flurry midway through the fourth, punctuating a string of blocked shots with a hard left that landed cleanly on Mayweather’s face. In his corner, Mayweather’s trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., was barking at his son to be more aggressive.By the late rounds, Mayweather looked more comfortable, dancing around the perimeter, dictating the fight more on his terms. They settled into a fight-night two-step: Pacquiao would charge, Mayweather would counter. A fan reacts after watching boxer Manny Pacquiao lose to Floyd Mayweather, on a live telecast of the welterweight unification bout at a plaza in Marikina City, in suburban Manila, Philippines, on May 3, 2015. Ted Aljibe/AFPThe loss, meanwhile, was Pacquiao’s third in his past six outings. His record falls to 57-6-2. The Filipino fighter entered the ring with the hopes of an entire nation on his shoulders, and inside the arena, too, the crowd was loud and raucous in its Pacquiao support, particularly in the early rounds. Mayweather managed to silence them nearly every round.The bout was a clinic in the so-called sweet science. Even at 38, Mayweather showed why he’s one of the best defensive fighters the sport has seen. He blocked, ducked and clutched, baiting Pacquiao and using his reach advantage to counter with snappy jabs.The methodical bout might not go down as one of the sport’s classic fights, but the win will go a long way to defining Mayweather’s legacy. He kept the perfect record intact, but more importantly, after years of stalling and bickering over negotiations, he finally vanquished the only other fighter who could challenge him in either popularity or boxing skill. Mayweather had posted wins over the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton and Zab Judah, but until Saturday his résumé was noteworthy for what was missing: Pacquaio’s name. Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao. John Gurzinski/AFPMayweather, of course, already considered himself a part of boxing royalty, calling himself TBE — “the best ever” — and saying he’s as important as Ali. And that was before beating Pacquiao. Mayweather long ago made a name for himself as the sport’s resident peacock, undisputed and undefeated when it comes to bluster, confidence and ego. But he was refreshingly subdued in the weeks leading up to the Pacquiao bout, saying he’d matured and was content to let his unmatched boxing ability do the talking.Still, when critics debate Mayweather’s place among the all-time greats, they’ll still note that he often faced his toughest competitors once they were past their prime. Pacquiao, for example, is 36 and showed again Saturday night that he’s not quite the same explosive fighter who posted thrilling wins over Cotto, Hatton and De La Hoya a half-dozen years ago.Imperfect outside the ring — a series of domestic violence charges and accusations have made him pariah to many — Mayweather remains perfect inside it. The strong betting favorite entering the fight, he already held the WBA and WBC welterweight belts and left the arena Saturday night with Pacquiao’s WBO title, too.The big win could mark one of the last times Mayweather sets foot in the ring. He has one fight remaining on his deal with Showtime and says he’s inclined to hang up his gloves after fulfilling his contract with a bout in September. Mayweather hasn’t mentioned any potential opponents for that date. Before either fighter entered the ring Saturday night, both camps seemed to think a rematch was unlikely. Related posts:TV exec made Mayweather-Pacquiao bout possible Boxing: Nicaragua’s ‘Chocolatito’ González, from garbage collector to flyweight champ Costa Rica’s world boxing champions win fights on the same night FIFA reform taskforce meets for first time #TheMoneyTeam— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 3, 2015center_img Then again, for years it seemed like meeting just once was also unlikely — until the money became too much to ignore. Revenues from Saturday’s fight were expected to reach $300 million, and Mayweather alone could pocket as much as $200 million for 12 rounds of work.While fans around the world paid $100 apiece to watch on pay-per-view, the inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena was largely high rollers. The tickets carried a face value of $1,500-$10,000 but sold for much more on the secondary market.© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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