Ringmoylan linked to Wild Atlantic Way

first_imgPopulation of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Limerick on Covid watch list Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsEnvironmentHeritagePoliticsRingmoylan linked to Wild Atlantic WayBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2019 1103 Facebook TAGSheritageLimerick CountyNewspoliticstourism Cllr Emmett O’Brien at Ringmoylan Point.Photo: Mary O’ShaughnessyINDEPENDENT councillor Emmett O’Brien has welcomed the designation of Ringmoylan Pier in Pallaskenry as a viewing point on the Shannon Estuary Way, which is a link to the Wild Atlantic Way.A plaque has now been erected at Ringmoylan to explain the pier’s maritime tradition and the usage of Gandelows for transporting people across the Shannon, salmon fishing, reed cutting, and for lighthouse keeping.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr O’Brien, a native of Pallaskenry, sees the designation of Ringmoylan Pier as a viewing point on the Shannon Estuary Way as a huge success for the area.“In particular, the culmination of a number of years by the local Ringmoylan community activists, who have done huge voluntary work on the pier, cutting hedges, clearing paths, spraying and painting bollards and generally trying to improve this beautiful public utility on the Shannon Estuary,” the Adare-Rathkeale representative told the Limerick Post.“Ringmoylan Pier was always a very popular location for people from all over Limerick City and County to attend up until the point when the open air public pool at Ringmoylan was demolished in the late nineties.“From that point the pier decayed and it was forgotten about by the County Council and the county councillors who purported to represent Pallaskenry. Thankfully we have been fortunate enough to secure Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine and GMA (General Municipal Allocation) funding to provide a new slipway, a new surface, new seats, new footpaths and lighting,” he added.Cllr O’Brien feels it is important that the Shannon Estuary Way links into the Wild Atlantic Way, which is an international brand.“We are late converts to tourism in Limerick and the Shannon Estuary Way viewing points are all part and parcel of promoting Limerick as a brand connected with the Wild Atlantic Way. This is just the start of further projects along the Shannon Estuary and I have been delighted to have been a part of it to date.”He also welcomed the designation of Ballysteen Pier as a Shannon Estuary Way viewing point. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Printcenter_img Previous articleInaccurate and laboured Munster slip to defeat against ScarletsNext articleBray Wanderers earn facile victory over Limerick FC Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignity last_img read more

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HUP supports the Proposal of the Decision on determining the annual quota of permits for employment of foreigners

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The Croatian Employers’ Association supports the Proposal of the decision on determining the annual quota of permits for employment of foreigners for the calendar year 2018. Adoption of the proposed decision will greatly facilitate employment in branches that are in high expansion such as construction and tourism, HUP points out.The proposed quota totals 29.000 work permits, of which 17.810 for new employment, 9000 for the extension of already issued permits and 1940 for seasonal employment permits (1.400 tourism and 540 agriculture). HUP points out that they are satisfied with the proposed quota and understanding for the issue of labor shortage expressed by the relevant Ministry, but they point out two key things that HUP has been warning about for several years.First, for a long-term solution to the problem, it is necessary to implement a comprehensive reform of education, which is key to restructuring the entire system that should monitor the needs of the economy and adjust educational programs accordingly, because only in this way labor shortages can be solved by hiring domestic workers. As this is not possible today, the future Croatian labor market, despite the fact of approximately 180.000 unemployed people is not able, given their structure to meet the needs of the economy and Croatian entrepreneurs are forced to turn to foreign workers to fulfill their contractual obligations. Secondly, in addition to the reform of education, a series of measures should be implemented that will enable the needs for labor force to be met in the coming years by employing domestic workers.The current quota system is not a permanent solution, it is a firefighting measure that tries to overcome the problem of lack of skilled labor, which is the result of many years of neglect of workers and the tourism profession, of course with lower fixed costs and increased earnings. Man is the key to success in tourism, but obviously not in Croatia.Related news:last_img read more

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Teen hits four people with car during an altercation

first_imgAuthorities in Homestead have arrested an 18-year-old woman who reportedly purposely ran over several people during an altercation.The incident occurred on Wednesday.Officials say Jacqueline Hernandez was at her home when she noticed several people she knew drive by in a Volkswagen Jetta.She and her friend then decided to follow the vehicle and when they found it, the two stopped their car right in front of the other car.Hernandez’ friend jumped out of the vehicle as the occupants of the other vehicle got out of their car and an argument ensued.At that point, Hernandez put her car in reverse and accelerated, striking one of the victims. She then accelerated again and struck two other victims and her friend.The friend was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, while another victim suffered multiple wrist and elbow fractures and was taken to Homestead Hospital.During a police interview, Hernandez told them “that she was just trying to bump the victims with her bumper, not kill them.”Hernandez was arrested and is now facing four counts each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.last_img read more

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2019 Dodgers spring training preview: infield

first_imgMOVE THEY COULD MAKEWith Utley, Dozier, Taylor, Hernandez and Muncy sharing the playing time at second base last season, Dodgers second basemen ranked last in the majors in batting average (.209), 29th in slugging percentage (.332), 28th in OPS (.638), 22nd in home runs (13) and 26th in RBIs (55). The only upgrades this offseason have been by subtraction (Dozier and Utley). The Dodgers were interested in free agent D.J. LeMahieu, but he (and Jed Lowrie) have signed elsewhere, seemingly leaving the Dodgers with few options to improve the position.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season As the Dodgers head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 13, we are providing breakdowns of how they stand with their roster by position groups. Today, the infield (Previously, the starting rotation and bullpen):2018 RECAPThe left side of the Dodgers’ infield was hit hard last season. Third baseman Justin Turner suffered a fractured wrist late in spring training, missed the first quarter of the season and wasn’t at full strength until July. Shortstop Corey Seager’s season ended in May and he spent the year recovering from elbow and hip surgeries. But Turner produced at an MVP level in the second half of the season (a .356 average and 1.066 OPS after the All-Star break) and Manny Machado was acquired in July to fill the vacancy at shortstop. Machado did not have the offensive impact the Dodgers expected (a .273 average, .825 OPS, 13 home runs and 42 RBIs in 66 games). But Max Muncy was a revelation. Castoff by the Oakland A’s in spring 2017, Muncy led the Dodgers in home runs (35), slugging percentage (.582) and OPS (.973) while playing first base (allowing Cody Bellinger to spend time in the outfield) and some second base.HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOWSeager has had o setbacks during his recovery from Tommy John and hip surgeries and the Dodgers keep assuring everyone they expect him to be ready for Opening Day (or shortly afterward). Turner returns at third base and Muncy is set to share first base with Bellinger and David Freese again. Muncy will be challenged to replicate last season’s production. The Dodgers appear willing to go into the season with a combination of Kiké Hernandez, Chris Taylor and Muncy at second base with two of last year’s platoon participants – Brian Dozier (free agent) and Chase Utley (retired) – gone.THE NEXT LAYERThere are no top-level prospects pushing for a big-league breakthrough in the immediate future. But former first-round pick Gavin Lux (shortstop and second base), Omar Estevez (second base and shortstop), Edwin Rios (a corner infielder who hit .304 at Triple-A last year) and now Jeter Downs (acquired in the trade with Cincinnati this winter) are all in the development pipeline. And there is always the possibility of another unknown breakout such as Taylor and Muncy the past two seasons. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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VIDEO: Fans, journalists mourn Luwandagga

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp VIDEO: The country continues to mourn fallen veteran sports journalist Andrew Patrick Luwandaga who passed on Saturday morning. The body of the late Luwandaga was at UBC grounds for public viewing.  Speaker after speaker, they all sung praises upon praises about the fallen icon, laying wreaths as a sign farewell to the person may described as a mentor and friend. The fallen icon succumbed to hypertension at his home in Namasuba, a Kampala suburb. He will be buried today. There will be a Service at Namirembe Cathedral at 10am, followed by burial at Kawempe (Wamala-Katooke) 4pm.last_img read more

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $40,671 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $400,000

first_imgNINE-RACE CARD INCLUDES FOUR GRADED STAKES WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 12:30 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $40,671 into Saturday at Santa Anita and it’s expected Saturday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $400,000 as four graded stakes will be included in an outstanding nine-race program.With the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis carded as race four on Saturday, the Pick Six will get off to a classy beginning as Bob Baffert’s talented Mor Spirit, to be ridden by Gary Stevens, has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field of seven 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.Saturday’s fifth race, the Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, will mark the 3-year-old debut of undefeated Eclipse Champion Filly Songbird, who will be ridden by Mike Smith and is a prohibitive 1-5 morning line favorite for Jerry Hollendorfer.An important steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, the Grade II, $500,000 San Antonio Stakes, which is carded as Saturday’s seventh race, is headed by 5-2 morning line favorite Imperative, who is trained by Richard Baltas and will be ridden by Mike Smith.The Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes, at a mile and a quarter on turf for older horses, has been carded as the eighth race and offers fans a field of 11, with English-bred Hay Dude serving as the 5-2 morning line choice. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Hay Dude will be ridden by apprentice David Lopez.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For complete morning line information and late changes, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

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