Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsSnow chaosBy Bernie English – January 14, 2015 771 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email WhatsApp TAGSdrivingfeaturedlimerickroadssnowweather Print SNOW was causing havoc on Limerick’s roads this Wednesday with overnight falls making driving treacherous.The icy conditions are being blamed for a number of early morning incidents. Emergency services were called to a collision on the M7 near the Tipperary exit, where atruck and two cars collided around 7.30am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Barna, just outside Newcastle West had some of the worst conditions, with two trucks having to be abandoned.There was a minor collision involving a truck on the Killarney side of Abbeyfeale around 6am on Wednesday morning. The driver was not seriously injured.A car was involved in a crash around 7am on the road between Boher and Cappamore. There were no serious injuries.Many areas of neighbouring Clare were under a heavy blanket of snow also, making driving conditions treacherous.And the town of Killaloe, Sixmilebridge, Tulla and Lahinch and surrounding areas were with power from late on Tuesday night. There were up to 800 homes affected. Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSnow jokeNext articleLimerick to host Gay Games conference Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Central Vermont Public ServiceCVPS reorganizes board, adds three VermontersRUTLAND Continuing a previously announced plan to restore itself to a financially stable position, Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) has announced a restructuring of its board of directors.The restructuring of the board is an important component of our overall goal of returning CVPS to a strong financial position, CVPS Board Chair Frederic H. Bertrand said. Each existing board member has served the company well, but we ve narrowed our focus to the core Vermont business through the sale of Catamount Energy Corp., and we are reorganizing the board to add more Vermont insights and expertise. To maximize board continuity and leadership, the restructuring will occur gradually and incrementally, though some changes will be immediate.Beginning this year, the Board will reduce each Director s pay by 10.5 percent. The company plans to reduce the size of the board starting next year, but will initially grow by one seat this year, to 12 members, with stronger Vermont roots.As part of the reorganization, the board has accepted the resignations of Timothy Cobb of South Carolina and George MacKenzie Jr. of Pennsylvania, effective after the May 2 annual meeting. The term of Bertrand, former CEO and chairman of National Life of Vermont, expires in May. He is restricted by the CVPS bylaws to serving only one more year on the board.Three Vermonters are proposed for the board, William Stenger, Bill Sayre and Douglas Wacek, to fill two open seats and the newly created 12th seat on the board. Stenger, 57, is president of Jay Peak Resort and a resident of Newport, Vt. Wacek, 54, is the president and CEO of the Union Mutual Insurance Group in Montpelier, Vermont. He is a certified public accountant and a resident of Burlington, Vt. Sayre, 55, is president of Duncan Hermanson Corp., a real estate investment company with holdings in Vermont and New York. He is a resident of Bristol, Vt.Bertrand currently serves as chairman of the board and its Executive Committee, but said he does not plan to run for re-election as board chair. The board is extremely appreciative of the dedicated and valued counsel that Tim Cobb and George MacKenzie have provided over the years, Bertrand said. Looking ahead, I believe Bill Stenger, Doug Wacek and Bill Sayre will bring strong Vermont values and intelligence to the board. Mary Alice McKenzie, chair of the board s Corporate Governance Committee, agreed: We are very fortunate to have found three people with their financial experience and proven track records as business leaders, she said.Besides the board restructuring, CVPS s plans to restore its financial strength include: Securing a $25 million revolving credit facility in October 2005; $2.7 million in 2006 budget cuts, including a 10 percent cut in Young’s salary and a 5 percent reduction in other officers’ salaries, which will help offset rising fuel and medical costs; Efforts to improve communication with Vermont regulators and find common ground on customer and company needs. CVPS, founded in 1929, is Vermont s largest electric utility, serving about 151,000 customers.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Joshua BarleyA Garden City teenager has been accused of threatening to kill his school principal in a message found written in a classroom.Nassau County police arrested Joshua Barley and charged him with making a terroristic threat, a felony.Police said the 18-year-old wrote on the blackboard in his classroom at the Rosemary Kennedy BOCES School on North Jerusalem Road that he wanted to “assassinate the principal and take over the school” at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.A witness notified the principal who then called police.Barley will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Real Madrid are rivaling Manchester United for Nigeria and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen. Lille would be prepared to sell this summer if offers exceeding the €80m Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe 12 months ago arrive. LOSC president Gerard Lopez stated earlier this season: “Osimhen will be in Lille next season. Afterwards, there are factors I cannot control, such as the fact that a club comes and offers a salary that is six or eight times more than we can offer. Read Also:Man Utd join race for Victor Osimhen “But I think it is sometimes better not to take a high salary and wait for the next season.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… It emerged over the weekend that United have added Osimhen to their summer shopping list. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is seeking fresh goalscoring power and has turned to young Nigerian Osimhen. But he is also on Real’s radar, where the striker has been mentioned as a potential successor for veteran striker Karim Benzema.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Great Wall Of China: The Hidden StoryWhat Women Find The Most Attractive In Men From The 60-sWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World
“It’s disappointing, we should have won the game and we feel we have dropped more points,” said Cherries boss Howe. “The key moments in the game went against us. “We encourage our players and our keeper to be brave and play the ball out from the back, so there’s no blame attached to Artur. But the timing was unfortunate. “And Steve Cook’s overhead kick would have been talked about for years if it had gone in. I though it was in, but it was an incredible save. “Then when you get a penalty at the end you think you are going to win but it was another top-class save.” Murray answered Bournemouth’s striker SOS after top scorer Callum Wilson was ruled out for six months with a knee injury. The former Crystal Palace striker had already looped one header onto the roof of the net, but made no mistake when presented with a carbon-copy opportunity just before the half-hour mark from Matt Ritchie’s cross. But Watford, who had not created a single chance of their own, were handed one on a plate a minute before time. Boruc gathered a routine backpass from Sylvain Distin but as he attempted to play it back to the defender Ighalo intercepted, skipped past Boruc and rolled the ball into an empty net for his fifth goal of the season. Eddie Howe was left frustrated as goalkeepers from both sides combined to ensure Bournemouth were held to a 1-1 draw by Watford. Boruc partly atoned for his error with a decent stop after Ikechi Anya burst through, before Gomes pulled off his incredible diving stop to keep Cook’s acrobatic effort from crashing into the top corner. It looked as though Bournemouth would snatch the win when Etienne Capoue tripped Adam Smith in the area, but Gomes had other ideas as he dived to his left to palm out Murray’s penalty. “I am pleased as Bournemouth are a very tough opponent,” said Hornets head coach Quique Sanchez Flores. “I’m very happy with the response of my players and the performance of the team in the second half. “Mistakes lead to goals in football and we were creating pressure, and in this case we got a goal. “If you save a penalty in the last few minutes it’s key to the game but I am pleased with the players in general. “Everyone knows Heurelho is very important, he is a leader for us. Yes, I thought the overhead kick was in. Maybe Heurelho prevented the goal of the season.” Artur Boruc’s error gifted Odion Ighalo an equaliser after Glenn Murray had headed the Cherries into the lead. Then Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes denied Steve Cook a memorable goal with a stunning save, before palming out Murray’s penalty seven minutes from time. Press Association
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments After a two overtime thriller at SU Soccer Stadium, Georgetown defeated Penn, 13-12, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. No. 5-seed Syracuse (15-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) will face the Hoyas (12-8, 3-2 Big East) for the first time since the Orange joined the ACC in 2013. SU is coming off a squandered upset bid against then-No. 1 Boston College, where it gave up four unanswered goals in a 14-13 defeat during the ACC tournament.Here’s what to know about the second round matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads 8-7The last time they played: In the 2013 Big East championship, Syracuse dominated Georgetown, 14-7. Kayla Treanor, the Orange’s all-time leading goal scorer, netted six goals, and Kailah Kempney, SU’s all-time leader in draw controls and older sister of Braelie Kempney, tallied four points. Kelly Cross, sister of midfielder Julie Cross, also scored a goal in the win.SU went on to win two games in the NCAA tournament before falling to No. 1-seed Maryland, 11-10. The Orange haven’t faced the Hoyas in six years since their annual meetings in the same conference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Georgetown report: Georgetown is led by senior midfielder Francesca Whitehurst who has tallied 72 points (41 goals, 31 assists). As a dual-threat, she sets up attack Taylor Gebhardt and Morgan Ryan who have 95 combined goals, almost 40% of the team’s scoring production. GU is in the bottom half in shot percentage but in the top-30 for shots per game. On defense, it focuses on the zone, similar to the Orange with constant slides and rotations.“Georgetown’s gonna play a zone defense for the most part,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “That’s what they’ve played most of the year.”Its most impressive statistic is a .906 clearing percentage which is best for eighth in the NCAA. The Hoyas commit 14.2 turnovers per game, top-20 in the nation, against a defense that features the ACC freshman of the year in Sarah Cooper, who leads in the Orange in caused turnovers. Like Syracuse, GU has relied solely on one goalkeeper in senior Haelie Chomo whose save percentage (.415) is a little worse than SU’s Asa Goldstock (.429).How Syracuse defeats the Hoyas: Against Penn on Friday, Gebhardt was almost unstoppable. The senior attack had seven goals on 11 shots with more than half of the Hoyas scoring production. Syracuse has a history of allowing top scorers to dominate them — like Boston College attack Sam Apuzzo’s seven goals and nine points that led a comeback against the Orange in the Carrier Dome on Feb. 16. Limiting Gebhardt to her average of under three goals a game will be key to the Orange making it past the second round.SU has only struggled once this season against an unranked opponent — its season finale against Cornell — but for the most part, it has dominated teams with lesser talent.“There’s been a lot of focus on ourselves, which isn’t too different than any other situation,” SU junior attack Emily Hawryschuk said. “But us having to practice against either man or zone and not knowing exactly what we’re gonna get (is key).”The Hoyas have the most votes outside of the Inside Lacrosse top-25 poll, and they’ll play like a top-team. But the Orange have a deep backline and a bonafide star in Emily Hawryschuk to rely on if it were to get down early.“I think this year the team’s in a good place mentally, they’ve had a good solid season, and they’re feeling good going into the playoffs,” Gait said. “And I think if they execute on our game plans, we’ll be fine.”Stat to know: 4Georgetown has four 30-plus goal scorers. The Orange only have one in Emily Hawryschuk. Though Gebhardt dominated in the first round, Georgetown spreads its offense out more than SU and doesn’t usually rely on one attack. If Gebhardt or possibly Whitehurst were face-guarded, the Hoyas have options outside of their two stars.Player to watch: Taylor Gebhardt, No. 10, senior attackPlaying in central New York isn’t new for the Hoyas’ top attack. A native of Baldwinsville, within a 20-minute drive of SU Soccer Stadium, Gebhardt hasn’t played in the NCAA tournament until this season. In Gebhardt’s first year in 2016, Georgetown went 6-11. Now coming off a win in the first round and her most important performance as a Hoya, she’ll be the key for Georgetown to pull off the upset. Published on May 11, 2019 at 10:44 am Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman
10 April 2013South African luxury brandy producer Oude Meester, which forms part of the Distell family brand, gained traction in a US market untapped by local producers when it won three medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March.The most senior of the Oude Meester range, the 18-year-old Oude Meester Souverein, won a gold medal, while the Demant and Demant 12 Year Old Reserve both won silver medals.The Oude Meester 12 Year Old Reserve also won the best brandy title at the New York International Spirits Competition at the end of last year.“South African brandy has established a powerful reputation in the UK and Europe, but our connoisseur offerings are still something of a novelty in the US,” Oude Meester’s global marketing representative, Lee-Anne Lotz, said in a statement.“Since Oude Meester’s exposure to American trade and consumers last year in New York, market response has been extremely encouraging.“Connoisseurs are thrilled by the sense of discovery and the levels of excellence they are encountering in a specialty segment of the deluxe brandy market hitherto unknown to them,” Lotz said.The San Francisco World Spirits Competition saw 1 407 spirits from 63 countries around the world being evaluated by 34 judges. The winners were announced on 27 March.“Judges were drawn from among well-respected spirits buyers and consultants representing high-end restaurants and hotels, mainstream outlets, as well as spirits journalists,” Lotz said.“Their vote of confidence in Oude Meester suggests very exciting market potential for the brand in the US, coast to coast.”SAinfo reporter
19 June 2014South African households’ access to food has improved dramatically since 2002, although it has remained more or less static since 2011, according to Statistics South Africa’s latest General Household Survey.Conducted annually since 2002, the survey measures changes in the living conditions of South African households, including access to services and amenities including housing, water, electricity, food, health care and education.According to the 2013 survey, released on Wednesday, the percentage of households that experienced hunger dropped by more than half, from 23.8% to 11.4%, between 2002 and 2013, while the proportion of individuals that experienced hunger fell from 29.3% to 13.4%.However, the figures are more or less static between 2011 (11.7% for household hunger, 13.1% for individual hunger) and 2013 (11.4% and 13.4% respectively).A separate, more complex measure of access to food, the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale – which asks households about modifications they make in their diet because of limited available food sources – was added to the survey in 2010.According to this measure, the percentage of households with inadequate access to food dropped slightly, from 23.9% to 23.1%, between 2010 and 2013, while the percentage of individuals with inadequate access to food dropped from 28.6% to 26.0%.According to the survey, difficulties with getting food in 2103 were worst in North West province, where 37.3% of households struggled, followed by the Northern Cape (31.7%), Eastern Cape (29.4%) and Mpumalanga (29.4%).The survey also showed that almost one-fifth of households in the country were involved in cultivating crops or raising livestock in 2013 – the great majority (87.8%) in backyard gardens rather than on farmland (14.2%).Of these households, the survey found, more than three-quarters (76.9%) were farming for an additional source of food.Of all the households involved with agriculture, 51.7% cultivated grains, 45.2% grew fruit and vegetables, 40.8% farmed poultry, and 51.5% also raised livestock.SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers, farm representatives and rural landowners can learn more about the special issues with farm tax returns during a daylong tax webinar and workshop Dec. 14 hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.Topics such as inherited property and income tax on farm transfers will be discussed during the workshop, which focuses on issues specific to farm tax returns related to agriculture and natural resources, said Larry Gearhardt, director of the Ohio State University Income Tax School Program of Ohio State University Extension.The six-hour program, which will be presented in a live webinar format, is open to tax preparers as well as individuals who file their own farm taxes, Gearhardt said.The program, which is an intermediate-level course, will focus on the changes in tax laws, in particular those that deal with agriculture like Section 179 expense deductions and bonus depreciation, he said.“Right now we are in a holding pattern waiting to see if Congress takes any action on making changes to this section,” Gearhardt said.Other topics to be discussed during the webinar include: repair regulations, farmer net investment income tax issues, commodity credit corporation loans, and livestock transaction.The cost for the one-day school is $130, and organizers have applied for continuing education credits for the course, Gearhardt said. More information on the workshop, including how to register, can be found at go.osu.edu/taxschools. Participants can contact Gearhardt at 614-292-2433 or [email protected] for more information.Registration includes the Agricultural Tax Issues Book. The deadline to register is Nov. 23 in order to ensure participants can get the manual via mail in time for the workshop. The live webinar, which will also feature a real-time Q-and-A, can be viewed at several host locations statewide and will include lunch. Participants also have the option to view the webinar from home if they aren’t able to attend a host location, he said.For those who choose not to attend the host location, a web address for the webinar will be sent to those who have registered a week in advance of the Dec. 14 presentation, Gearhardt said. Participants must be registered before Nov. 23 to ensure receipt of the tax issues workbook by mail before the webinar, he said.Host locations include:Ashtabula County:OSU Extension Office39 Wall St., JeffersonAuglaize County:OSU Extension Office208 S. Blackhoof St., WapakonetaClermont County:OSU Extension Office1000 Locust St., OwensvilleFulton County:OSU Extension Office8770 SR 108, Suite A, WauseonMiami CountyOSU Extension Office201 W. Main St., Old Courthouse, TroyNoble County:OSU Extension South Central Region Office16714 Wolf Run Road, CaldwellPutnam County:OSU Extension Office1206 E. Second St., OttawaRoss County:OSU Extension Office475 Western Ave., ChillicotheWayne County:Fisher Auditorium1680 Madison Ave., WoosterWyandot County:Elks Lodge320 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Historically speaking, earlier planted fields tend to be the highest yielding ones. With the cold and wet start to spring, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says planting conditions will play as big of a role as planting date in 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.