Lives at risk at County Limerick pier

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLives at risk at County Limerick pierBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2014 761 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A PUBLIC meeting for the construction of a slipway at Ringmoylan Pier will take place in Pallaskenry Community  Centre this Thursday, December 4 at 8pm.The meeting has been called by local Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien, who said that lives are being put at risk in the absence of a slipway. The lack of such a basic facility means that emergency rescue craft cannot launch or berth there.“The need for proper facilities and supports for communities that live by the coastline, estuary and rivers is ever present with recent tragedies on the Shannon Estuary. I shudder to think what would have happened if a local rescue had to be launched without proper facilities. It is past time the council and the Government support these communities.“It is high time that Limerick City and County Council supports the courageous volunteer rescue crews in the area by providing at the very least adequate facilities. This is not a costly project when you consider its importance to people’s safety,” he concluded. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCllr Emmett O’BrienlimerickPallaskenryRingmoylan Pier WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Facebook Previous articleA new dawn for Mid-West employmentNext articleParty with Limerick Jazz ensembles Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Limerick students bring new awareness to old business

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Winners of Junior Category1st – Colaiste Nano Nagle – Project on Mes Fleurs2nd – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on Petmania3rd – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on JJ Kenneally’sInnovation prize – Colaiste Nano Nagle – project on Limerick Sports Store Email Advertisement TAGSbusinessCastletroy CollegeCatherine DuffyCharlotte MullowneyChristine FranklinColaiste Nano NagleDELLEmma Kellyfeaturedfull-imageGolden ValeGrainne O’MahoneyJan O’SullivanJJ Kenneally’sJulia BanasiakKaitlin McCarthylimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Sports StoreLITMaria HinfelaarMes FleursPatmaniaSir Peter TaitSumeika KhanThomas Cleeve BusinessNewsLimerick students bring new awareness to old businessBy Editor – February 27, 2015 1797 Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge center_img Facebook Twitter Winners of Senior Category1st – Castletroy College – project on Sir Thomas Cleeve and Golden Vale2nd – Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh – project on Sir Peter Tait3rd – Gaelcolaiste Luimingh – project on Sir Thomas CleeveInnovation prize – St Clement’s – project on Sir Peter Tait Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Print Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Grainne O Mahoney, Charlie Mullowney and Julia Banasiak from Castletroy College, who won the senior section of the ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’ competition.Students from Castletroy College and Colaiste Nano Nagle were announced as top prize winners at Limerick Chamber’s Schools Competition, ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’, at the Limerick Institute of Technology today.Organised as part of the 200th anniversary of Limerick Chamber, the competition invited business studies students from Limerick’s secondary schools to submit a project on a business or entrepreneur from any time over the past two centuries.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’  was designed to encourage awareness of the changing business landscape in Limerick over the last 200 years and why businesses need to adapt and evolve.More than 20 teams qualified for the final and presented their findings to a four person panel comprising representatives from the organisers, Limerick Chamber, and competition sponsors, Dell and LIT.Grainne O’Mahoney, Charlotte Mullowney and Julia Banasiak from Castletroy College were overall winners of the Senior category for their project on Sir Thomas Cleeve.  In the senior category, teams of business studies students were asked to choose an entrepreneur that operated in Limerick in the last 200 years and identify how they ran their business then and how they would run a similar type of business today and in the future.Second prize was won by Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh for their work on Sir Peter Tait, while third prize was also won by a team from Gaelcolaiste Luimnigh for their project on Sir Thomas Cleeve.  A special innovation award went to St Clements.Four teams from Colaiste Nano Nagle dominated the junior category scooping all the awards.Christine Franklin, Kaitlin McCarthy, Emma Kelly and Sumeika Khan took the overall prize for the junior category for their project on Mes Fleurs.  Two other teams from Colaiste Nano Nagle were announced joint second place winners for theirs projects on Petmania and JJ Kenneally’s.  A special innovation award went to a fourth team from the same school for their project on Limerick Sports School.Christine Franklin, Emma Kelly, Caitlin McCarthy and Sumeika Khan, from Colaiste Nano Nagle, who won the junior section of the ‘Limerick Business through the Ages’ competition.In the junior category students were asked to choose a business that operated in Limerick in the last 200 years and outline how it would have marketed its product or service then, now and some period over the next 200 years.Limerick Chamber Vice-President Catherine Duffy paid tribute to the winners, praising their enthusiasm and hard work.“It is wonderful to see the thought, preparation, fun and learning that went into all of the projects. The world of business is diverse, dynamic, exciting and rewarding. I think all our participants realise this now. This is the first time that Limerick Chamber has organised a competition like this and based on its success today we hope it won’t be our last,” she said.She also thanked the teachers from schools across Limerick and the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland for their support of the competition.The overall winners in each category were presented with two Dell  8” Android Tablets for their schools. The second and third-placed winners and the innovation prize winners each received a Dell 8” Android tablet.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said that creativity and innovation were two of the core skills that we want students to develop while in school and the competition was a wonderful opportunity for students to hone their skills in this area while relating some of their learning from the curriculum to the real business world.Dell Ireland’s Limerick Site Leader Timmy O’Dwyer said:  “Dell is delighted to sponsor the competition and we welcome the emphasis it places on bringing to light the achievements of entrepreneurs over the last 200 years. Entrepreneurship is something we think a lot about at Dell – in fact, we have our own programme called Dell for Entrepreneurs which gives high potential tech start-ups the skills and resources they need to take their businesses to the next level. The high calibre of the entries received reflects the immense talent of the business studies students from the region, and we congratulate everyone who took part on their achievement.”As hosts and supporters of the event, LIT President Dr Maria Hinfelaar, President, LIT, said the schools competition was a truly imaginative event which LIT was delighted to support.” I saw some of their presentations and am very impressed with their work. They were clearly enjoying it and I think this competition definitely has potential to run again”, she said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCall to reinstate Limerick Foynes railway lineNext articleThe Brothers Jablokov Editor last_img read more

Marjorie M. Zimmer, age 89

first_imgMarjorie Muntz Zimmer, age 89, of Brookville, Indiana died Thursday, December 31, 2015 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.Born November 6, 1926 in Saylor Park, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Chester & Ida (Andres) Muntz. On November 1, 1947 she was united in marriage to William A. Zimmer and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2014.She was an active member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville, where she had served in various capacities. Marge graduated from Moores Hill High School in 1943, and Miami University in 1968. Mrs. Zimmer loved teaching grade school classes at Morgan School in Okeana, Ohio and at St. Michaels School in Brookville, from where she retired.She touched many lives sharing Jesus in her neighborhood bible studies, bible outreach, and nursing home ministries. She and her husband Bill enjoyed spending time with family & friends entertaining at Zimmer Hills. Her hobbies included playing the accordion, gardening, and cooking & canning. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Gosciniak of Vevay, Indiana and Cheryl Hall of Temple, Texas; one son, Daryl W. (Gretchen) Zimmer of Brookville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; as well as one sister, Doris (Ray) Butt of Batesville, Indiana.Besides her parents and husband, William, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, and a great-granddaughter.Family & friends may visit from 4 till 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Philips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville; and Wednesday, January 6, 2015 from 10 until 10:45 A.M. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Ladona Webb, Pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Thomas Lutheran Church or the William & Marge Zimmer Endowment C/O the Franklin County Community Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Zimmer family, to sign the online guest book please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

AFCON ’92 Eagles star Ajibade Babalade is dead

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, is dead.Available information has it that Babalade, who played a part in the Senegal ’92 African Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles, died on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Cardiac arrest was identified as the cause of his death, The PUNCH learnt.The newspaper said it learnt Babalade, 48, died while being rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.He is survived by a wife and three kids, who are all based in the United States of America.Babalade’s Senegal ’92 teammate, Ike Shorunmu, confirmed the death of the Lagos-born ex-footballer.Tags: African Cup of NationsAjibade BabaladeIke ShorunmuSuper Eagleslast_img read more

Healing Angels look to make steep climb toward playoffs

first_imgANAHEIM — After enduring one of the toughest weeks that likely any of their players have endured, the Angels return to action Friday following a badly needed four-day break.It’s not going to be any easier.As time passes, slowly relieving the grief felt from the tragic loss of Tyler Skaggs, they will also be facing the increasingly difficult task of ending the franchise’s four-year playoff drought.The first part of that job is simply having the emotional strength to perform at the highest level every day, even when they’ll face daily reminders of a loss more important than any on the field. If last week is any indication, the Angels seem prepared to put their grief aside for three hours a day. After losing Skaggs, the Angels split six games on the road against the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, teams ahead of them in the standings. They had a chance to win four of six, but they blew a five-run lead Sunday.“With what’s happened around here, watching everybody come together, watching the men in here pull for one another and be there for one another has been pretty special,” outfielder Kole Calhoun said.Jonathan Lucroy, who suffered a broken nose and a concussion in a frightening home-plate collision at the end of the week, had said earlier that he had been encouraged by watching his teammates in the aftermath of the tragedy.“I think we’re a tight-knit group,” Lucroy said. “Going through something like that made us tighter. I hate that is what made us tighter, but it did. It’s been a different feeling in here after that happened.”Lucroy also has another feeling about his team: “I think we’re going to do something. I really do. I have a feeling that we’re going to sneak up on some people.” “With the kind of weapons we have offensively, it should give the pitchers comfort,” Lucroy said. “I know it gives me as a catcher comfort. But it should give the pitchers some comfort that if you give up a run here or there, there’s a pretty good chance we’re going to get that back. So that should hopefully help them relax and make them more efficient.”The Angels’ top relievers, who have all performed well for most of the season, might also get a little more rest if they have comfortable leads more often. In the first game of the season the Angels played with Trout, Upton, Ohtani and Simmons in the lineup, on June 27, they scored seven runs in the first three innings and won 8-3, without using Hansel Robles, Ty Buttrey or Cam Bedrosian.The bullpen also could get a boost from the return of Keynan Middleton, who is expected back from Tommy John surgery by the end of the month. Add Justin Anderson to that mix, and the Angels could have five solid relievers to protect leads, shortening games and spreading the workload.A better offense and a fresher bullpen can help, but the Angels will still need the starters to pitch better.“In order for us to compete for a playoff spot, that’s what has to happen,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “I think we’re in a position to do it, but we’re going to have to do it. We have two and a half months to do it.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter They will start with long odds. The Angels are 45-46, in fourth place in the American League West. They trail the Astros (57-34) by 12 games.A wild card berth is more realistic, but still a tall order. The Tampa Bay Rays (52-39) and Cleveland Indians (50-38) are currently holding the two wild-card spots. The Angels trail the Indians, the second wild card, by 6½ games, including eight games in the loss column. The Angels also need to leapfrog the Oakland A’s (50-41), Boston Red Sox (49-41) and Rangers (49-42).“I believe we can definitely make a run,” Lucroy said. “Every team goes through struggles throughout the year. I’m hoping our biggest struggles were at the beginning of the year.”Lucroy simply needs to look to his team from last year for proof that a turnaround is possible. Lucroy was with the A’s in 2018. They were still under .500 in mid-June, but they got hot in the second half and cruised into a wild-card spot with 97 victories.The A’s had a patchwork starting rotation – after losing Sean Manaea to injury, their best starters were Mike Fiers, Trevor Cahill and Edwin Jackson – but they had a dominating bullpen and a strong lineup.The Angels’ best shot at replicating that starts with the offense.Even though they didn’t have Shohei Ohtani, Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons for extended stretches in the first half, the team still hit the All-Star break exactly in the middle of the league in runs.Although they will be without surprising Tommy La Stella for much of the second half, if they can simply keep Ohtani, Upton and Simmons around Mike Trout every day, the Angels can have a dangerous offense. They also have Calhoun and David Fletcher offering solid production around that core.“When we’re hitting on all cylinders, and we got all our guys, it’s a very long lineup,” Upton said. “It’s tough to navigate through. We put the ball in play as a team and put pressure on the defense.”An improvement in the offense can also help the pitching. Comfortable leads can help Angels pitchers throw strikes more aggressively, which will help them be efficient with their pitch count.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more