Limerick sports clubs score €50,000 in funding

first_imgTwitter Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown NewsLocal NewsSportLimerick sports clubs score €50,000 in fundingBy Liam Togher – July 9, 2014 717 Print Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year THE launch of Limerick Sports Partnership (LSP) this Thursday July 10 will coincide with the presentation of €50,000 in funding to 56 Limerick sports and community groups.The LSP’s Club/Community Links Grant Scheme will see the distribution of funding to local clubs to further develop links with the community in which they are based.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John Treacy, CEO of the Irish Sports Council, will join Limerick Council Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan at the University of Limerick Sport Pavilion for the launch of LSP, which was established earlier this year with the merger of the City and County Sports Partnerships.Mr Treacy described the merging of the sports partnerships as a “significant step towards developing a unified approach to increasing participation in sport in every community across Limerick.”He added: “Limerick has a proud sporting reputation but it is essential that every effort is made to ensure all sections of society are provided with opportunities to engage in recreational activities and to participate in sport.“The City and County Sports Partnerships have over the years helped to increase participation levels throughout Limerick and I have no doubt that the pooling of their resources and expertise will deliver dividends for the people of Limerick in years to come.”LSP co-ordinator Phelim Macken believes that the grant scheme will provide substantial benefit not just to sports clubs, but also the communities in which they are involved.“The purpose of this scheme is to encourage local sports clubs to develop links with schools and community groups and to jointly develop a programme or event that will help to attract members of the community to take part in sport and physical activity.“This will not only help to improve the overall health of local communities but will also help to attract new members to participating sports clubs.” WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Facebook Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Advertisement Linkedin TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanclubsCommunityIrish Sports CouncilJohn TreacyLimerick Sports PartnershipPhelim MackenSportUL Sport Previous article€20,000 seized at ShannonNext articleMan rescued from river in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee?last_img read more

Mourners Say Goodbye at Andrea Rebello Funeral

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Andrea Rebello’s family walking out of the church after her funeral service in Sleepy Hollow, NY. (Photo: Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Teary-eyed mourners descended on the cozy Westchester County village of Sleepy Hollow Wednesday to say their final goodbyes to the Hofstra University student tragically gunned down during a home invasion last week.Family and friends of Andrea Rebello packed St. Teresa of Avila Church, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Hudson River. Rebello grew up in the neighboring village of Tarrytown.A gentle breeze rolled over the hills as mourners sauntered into the church, many too heartbroken to talk. The hearse carrying Rebello’s coffin rolled up to the front of the church as her parents and twin sister, Jessica, emerged under a cloudy sky. Their father wrapped his arm around Jessica as the family slowly walked up the stairs and into the church.“Andrea was a good student like Jessica,” said father Osvaldo Franklin, speaking before the funeral mass. “She was a good daughter, they came from a good family.”Franklin administered Rebello’s first communion and remembers her volunteering at the church.“The family has strong faith,” he said, adding, “this faith will help them in this moment.”Rebello’s parents and twin sister have yet to publicly speak about her tragic death during an early-morning home invasion at her off campus rental house on Friday.Dalton Smith, a career criminal and parolee who absconded from parole in February, barged into the California Avenue house around 2:20 a.m., police said, hoping to rob the four Hofstra students inside for money and jewelry.Pall Bearer’s bringing Andrea Rebello’s coffin into the church in Sleepy Hollow. (Photo: Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Rebello and Smith were shot and killed by a Nassau County police officer who felt threatened when Smith pulled his gun on the cop while holding Rebello in a headlock, police said.The unidentified cop fired eight times, striking Rebello, a public relations major, once in the head. The violent ending to Rebello’s young life has gripped both Hofstra and the Westchester area where she grew up.“She was always happy, very friendly,” said Carla Correia, a family friend who worked with Rebello’s father. “She was an example for all the kids growing up.”“She was like half of her sister,” she added while walking toward the church. “They used to be very close to each other.”Andrea Rebello (Photo: Instagram)Jessica appeared distraught as she made her way out of the funeral, her eyes peering toward the ground as Rebello’s casket returned to the hearse before she was taken to her final resting place in a Sleepy Hollow cemetery. A sea of black streamed out of the church as grim-faced mourners poured out.“It’s a big loss,” said Correia. “It’s a big question mark why this happened.”The investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office is also investigating as it does every police shooting, a spokesman said.The officer, a father with 12 years on the job, is currently on sick leave and is spending his days with close relatives and friends, officials said. The Nassau police union that represents him said Tuesday that they’re sticking behind their officer, noting that Smith, whose rap sheet dates back 14 years, should be blamed for the incident.“There’s only person responsible for what happened early Friday morning,” Nassau Police Benevolent Association President James Carver said. “And that’s the ex-con that was on parole and while on parole violated his parole and was still out there to commit more violent crimes as he did the other day.”As for the Rebello’s, the wound is still deep as they continue to cope with the tragic loss just days before the end of the spring semester.“We need to pray for the family,” said Franklin.last_img read more

Maximum Impact… GambleAware launches advisory to support UK marketing initiatives

first_img Related Articles Share YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Industry charity GambleAware has detailed further insight related to the make-up of its marketing advisory board.On Monday, GambleAware governance confirmed the appointment of M&C Saatchi as creative lead for its upcoming UK multi-media ‘Safer Gambling Campaign’.Further to the appointment of M&C Saatchi, GambleAware confirmed that it had developed a new advisory board to oversee the progress and impact of its UK marketing initiatives.For its upcoming Safer Gambling Campaign, GambleAware governance seeks to broaden the public understanding of gambling-related harm as a health issue.Furthermore, the campaign seeks to enhance harm-prevention supports for the young and most vulnerable consumers of gambling services.Updating the market, GambleAware has disclosed the five members of its Safer Gambling marketing advisory:Professor Sian Griffiths, GambleAware Trustee and Deputy Chair, Public Health England (Interim)Sheila Mitchell, Marketing Director, Public Health EnglandTeresa Owen, Executive Director of Public Health, The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health BoardDr Crawford Moodie, Senior Research Fellow in Institute for Social Marketing, University of StirlingGerda Reith, Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of GlasgowGambleAware’s marketing advisory will be further supported by observers from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Gambling Commission and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, the Advertising Association, the Senet Group and commercial Broadcasters.last_img read more

Florida man arrested for kicking a chicken during argument with girlfriend

first_imgPolice arrested a Florida Keys man on Monday after he kicked a chicken during an argument with his girlfriend.Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said Sgt. Joel Slough responded to a domestic dispute call on March 22nd. Upon arriving, 43-year-old Nicholas Chew and his girlfriend were in a dispute because Chew kicked a chicken, according to officials.“Chew admitted to kicking the chicken out of the way, further admitting his annoyance by the noise the birds cause,” Linhardt said. “A separate witness stated he saw Chew kick the chicken in the way a football player would kick a field goal.”The chicken was taken to a nearby veterinarian where doctors said the chicken had four broken ribs.The owner of the chicken pressed charges which led to the arrest of Chew. Chew faces a charge of animal cruelty.last_img read more


first_imgBob Baffert11126191423%$2,957,432 Mark Glatt8414171217%$626,602 John W. Sadler14122201816%$1,479,100 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Richard E. Mandella7016101323%$992,946 Mike Puype10813151512%$546,946 (Current Through Friday, April 10) Peter Miller15929271918%$1,444,836 Rafael Bejarano29370453924%$3,428,118 Tyler Baze32143413513%$2,513,258 Victor Espinoza18535352619%$2,437,156 Santiago Gonzalez13819152114%$841,434 WOOLF WINNER LUZZI ENJOYS DAY IN THE SUNYIANNUS STEPS UP IN SUNDAY’S SAN PEDROFIRING LINE WORKS FOR KENTUCKY DERBYRACING RADIO PIONEER BILL GARR PASSES AT 98 Jeff Bonde38102426%$381,976 -30- Doug F. O’Neill18523172512%$1,126,402 Elvis Trujillo23526342411%$1,525,650 Felipe Valdez9413121614%$428,837 Martin Garcia14929201719%$2,724,890 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 James Cassidy741081314%$440,550 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Edwin Maldonado12618131414%$621,204 Fernando Perez2061824269%$871,578 Flavien Prat15517182011%$953,314 Martin Pedroza17918272310%$781,744 Joseph Talamo25527274311%$1,875,618 ‘GREAT HONOR’ FOR LUZZI TO WIN WOOLF AWARDMike Luzzi was basking in the sunshine of another glorious morning at Santa AnitaSaturday, 30 hours before he was to enjoy a more significant moment in the sun, acceptance of Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award after tomorrow’s sixth race.“It’s a great honor,” said Luzzi (as in fuzzy), who was accompanied by his son, Lane as he greeted old friends and well wishers. “My grandfather (Virgil “Buddy” Raines) was a trainer and was friendly with George Woolf, so the award means a little extra to my Mom.“Raines was a regular at Delaware Park and that’s where I grew up, right outside the gate there (in Stanton). My grandfather and George Woolf were close. I actually have some souvenirs from that time, the last program on the day he was killed, so this means more to me than it might to someone else, because I heard about George Woolf from Pops.”Sidelined because of a broken leg and a fractured pelvis sustained in a paddock accident last Nov. 2 at Aqueduct, Luzzi, winner of 3,420 career races, has undergone reconstructive surgery and hopes to resume riding at some point this year.Presented annually by Santa Anita since 1950, the Woolf Award is one of the most coveted honors in racing, as it recognizes riders whose careers and personal character have earned esteem for both the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred racing. RADIO RACING PIONEER BILL GARR VIEWING ON MONDAYBill Garr, who loved racing as much as life itself life and devoted the major portion of his career to the game he loved, died on March 28 at the age of 98.Garr, a Southern California-based radio broadcaster who did countless shows from Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Del Mar and the Los Angeles County Fair, was a notorious punster and teller of corny jokes who also enjoyed backing a horse he fancied with a few dollars. When once asked by an on-air listener, “Who do you like in the sixth race?” on a particular Saturday, Garr unhesitatingly responded, “I like Hot Dog in the sixth, he’s a Weiner.”Garr’s first live show from Santa Anita was broadcast on Dec. 26, 1959. For nearly four decades, he broadcast his show from live racing venues on the Southern California circuit and unabashedly promoted loyal sponsors such as Kitty Queen, Canada Dry, Old English Rancho, Pro Express and many others.A native of San Francisco, Garr’s first break in radio came as a station announcer at KNBR, which was the West Coast’s flagship station for NBC in the early 1940s.Garr was preceded in death by his wife, Jean. He was the brother of the late Louis Eilken, a former racing secretary at Santa Anita and at Canterbury Downs in Minnesota. He is survived by his daughter, Jeannie, son Bill, and three grandchildrenA viewing will be held this Monday, April 13, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Douglass and Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home, 600 East Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, 91016.A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 North Lake Ave., Pasadena 91104, on Tuesday, April 14, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Shadow Hills Equestrian Therapeutic Riding Club,, or U.S. Navy League, Navy Days 310 392-1275. Philip D’Amato8219121523%$929,990 Jerry Hollendorfer17030222518%$3,299,408 Ron Ellis641451022%$485,440 Peter Eurton8715131517%$878,756 Richard Baltas831715720%$751,335 Gary Stevens9918141818%$1,583,128 Kent Desormeaux21334382816%$2,100,220 YIANNIS GOES FROM MAIDEN WIN TO STAKES SUNDAYYiannis moves from a maiden victory in his lone start to the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes for 3-year-olds at six furlongs Sunday.“He won his first start (by a nose over subsequent stakes winner, Gimme Da Lute, as the 9-10 favorite on Jan. 31), we liked him, and we entered an allowance race but it didn’t fill,” said John Sadler, who trains the Kentucky-bred son of 2008 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Midshipman for Hronis Racing LLC.“We’re going from a maiden win to a stake but we think he’s a nice colt, he’s got a good post and he’s trained well (a bullet 57.20 on April 5, best of 68 drills at the distance).”The field for the San Pedro: Well Maybe, Mike Smith, 6-1; Kentuckian, Rafael Bejarano, 8-5; The Man, Martin Garcia, 6-1; Guy Code, Gonzalo Nicolas, 30-1; Gloria’s Angelo, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Yiannis, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Om, Fernando Perez, 9-5; No Problem, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; and Serbian Syclone, Tyler Baze, 12-1. FINISH LINES: Firing Line, winner of the Sunland Derby by more than 14 lengths, worked five furlongs at Santa Anita Saturday in 59.20 under regular rider Gary Stevens, who will be seeking his fourth Kentucky Derby win when he rides the son of Line of David in the May 2 Run for the Roses. Owner Arnold Zetcher was a keen observer of the drill . . . Congratulations to Gary Stute for ending the “Gary Drought” among Santa Anita trainers yesterday. When Stute sent out I’ll Tell You What to win Friday’s eighth race by 3 ¼ lengths at a $15.80 payoff under Tyler Baze, it marked the first win this meet for a trainer whose first name is Gary. Stute had been oh for 18. Fellow trainers Gary Mandella and Gary Sherlock are oh for 21 and oh for 38, respectively. “It was a welcome win in more ways than one,” Stute said. “It was the first win for the stallion (Roman Commander) who stands at Milky Way Farm in Temecula. Tyler rode the rode the horse perfect, and if any Gary was going to get off the schneid, I’m glad it was me.” . . . Joe Steiner and William Antongeorgi III have moved their tack from Santa Anita to the Great Northwest and the Bay Area, respectively. . . Rosie Ybarra, hostess at Clocker’s Corner gab and grub pub, has tickets on sale at $5 a pop for Think Bright Pink in support of breast and ovarian health VIPink Weekend, May 2 and 3 . . . Condolences to the family of longtime Bay Area-based trainer Bill Morey, Jr., who passed away Friday following a long bout with cancer at age 74. Morey was best known as trainer and co-breeder and owner of Bold Chieftain, who won the 2010 Sunshine Millions Classic and was a two-time winner of the California Cup Classic in 2007 and 2009. Morey was also trainer of multiple stakes winner Dixie Dot Com, who won the 2000 San Pasqual Stakes. Morey is survived by his wife, Doris, son, trainer William E. Morey, daughter Kelley (Green), and two grandchildren. Mike Smith11422221719%$2,546,971 Tiago Pereira1271791513%$505,592 Mark Casse63106916%$810,186 Drayden Van Dyke21823282511%$1,492,943 SANTA ANITA STATISTICSlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2015)–The Stronach Group (TSG), long at the forefront of equine and human safety in racing, recognizes and has actively promoted significant advances in racing medication with the belief that safety measures and jockey welfare are paramount to the advancement and perception of Thoroughbred racing throughout the world.In view of recent legislative efforts advanced by the “Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity,” which is supported by several industry groups, TSG reaffirms the following list of foundation principles it deems necessary for the continued growth and development of Thoroughbred racing on a national and international scale:1.)    Mutually agreed upon, uniform testing procedures and protocols at all North American tracks, which include out-of-competition testing.2.)    Nationally uniform rules that clearly define prohibited and permitted medications, substances and methods in all jurisdictions.3.)    Regional testing laboratories that strictly adhere to uniform standards and which are subject to regular accreditation.4.)    Penalties for violations must be uniform and administered in a timely fashion.5.)    Investigations and prosecutions must be fair and uniform on a national scale.6.)    Public perception is our highest priority. As such, the aforementioned objectives must be pursued enthusiastically by the entire racing industry in order to maintain a level playing field for our sports’ stakeholders and most importantly, the betting public.The Stronach Group looks forward to the many challenges we as an industry face, and to building an ever brighter and more transparent future.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2016)–With his octogenarian trainer beaming with pride, 8-year-old Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca made a bold move around the final turn and steamed to 2 ¾ length victory under Tyler Baze, providing Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally with his fourth lifetime win in Santa Anita’s traditional closing day feature, the Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes.Originally scheduled to be run at one and three quarter miles with a hillside start, significant rain over the past two days necessitated that the race be run on the turf oval with a stretch start. Quick Casablanca thus negotiated a first-ever mile and seventh eighths on a yielding turf in 3:19.58, much to the delight of an on-track crowed of 10,079, which roared its approval as the field crossed the line of finish no less than three times.“This is a good horse,” said McAnally, 83, who won his first San Juan Capistrano with the legendary Hall of Fame gelding, John Henry, in 1980. “We just let him gallop the first time around, and the second time, he made that move. He had plenty left.“He’s an old horse, he’s a pro. He’s been around a long time. He’s been to Chile, he’s been to New York, he’s been to Florida. He’s one professional horse, and he’s old, like me.”Allowed to lope along in last among a field of seven older horses that included a pair of mares, Quick Casablanca settled into a steady stride under Baze and was content to trail until called upon, three furlongs from home.“In the paddock, the only thing Mr. McAnally told me was to just gallop him the first time around,” said Baze, who tasted victory in the San Juan for the first time. “That was no problem, he’s a real cool horse, push-button, like a pony. I galloped that first mile and picked it up from there and tried to figure out how I was going to push the button because with him, it’s all or nothing. He was really flying that last three eighths of a mile.”The 9-5 favorite, Quick Casablanca paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.40. Owned by Pablo Gomez, he improved his overall mark to 28-5-8-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $749,160.Generosidade, a 7-year-old Uruguayan-bred mare who bested Quick Casablanca by 1 ½ lengths in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes March 13, completed the exacta, finishing 3 ¾ lengths in front of Life’s Journey. Ridden by Tiago Pereira and off at 3-1, Generosidade paid $4.40 and $3.80.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Life’s Journey was off at 14-1 and paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race, improbable as they seem, were 25.73, 53.54, 1:20.45, 1:47.71, 2:43.26 and 3:07.45.Santa Anita’s 41-day Spring Meet will open on Thursday, May 5, with first post time at 2 p.m. McANALLY WINS CLOSING DAY FIXTURE FOR FOURTH TIME, DATING BACK TO JOHN HENRY IN 1980last_img read more

SA, Moz to increase ports cooperation

first_img4 June 2013 South Africa and Mozambique’s port authorities, the Transnet National Ports Authority and Maputo Ports Development Company, have signed a landmark memorandum of understanding paving the way for increased cooperation between them. The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) follows extensive talks and visits over an extended period of time. Speaking at the signing ceremony Johannesburg on Monday, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) chief executive Tau Morwe said the MoU opened the way for collaboration in infrastructure development, engineering, training and marine services. “We believe that in the spirit of cooperation, we can be exponentially more efficient and play a key role in lifting intra-regional trade within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region from its current level of 12 percent,” Morwe said. “What we can achieve remains to be seen, but we should aspire to achieve the figures of other leading regional economic communities, such as those of Asia and Europe, where intra-regional trade is in the region of 60 percent.” Maputo Ports Development Company (MPDC) CEO Osorio Lucas said the MoU represented major potential for the two countries. “It is an important step toward, fostering greater intra-regional cooperation, which is a key priority of the SADC region and the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa),” Lucas said. Source: read more

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Entrepreneurs, Say No to (Poorly Run, Unnecessary) Meetings

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#tips Earlier this week, VC Mark Suster blogged the decree “Say No to Meetings.” Suster argues that time is an entrepreneur’s scarcest resource. And with all the pressures – from current and potential employees, vendors, and investors, Suster suggests that entrepreneurs learn to decline holding meetings. This may seem somewhat contradictory to the advice that entrepreneurs always stay in touch with advisors and investors. Suster clarifies, “I’m not saying “no more meetings” but rather “no, to more meetings.” As much as saying “no” to meetings is a rallying cry we could all get behind, some meetings are simply unavoidable. In order to make meeting less invasive to your busy schedule, Suster makes three suggestions:1. Ensure that meetings are short. Suster points to this video where Nicole Steinbok argues for the 22-minute meeting.2. Meet in your office. Not only does etiquette make it difficult to get up and leave a cafe promptly after 30 minutes, meeting outside the office adds commute time to the duration.3. Schedule something immediately afterwards. This puts a “hard stop” on the meeting. Some of the commenters to Suster’s post offered their own suggestions:Mark Solon recommended setting aside 1-3 hours per week in order to schedule a series of 20 minute meetings. Another commenter pointed to informal events, such as “Beer and Blog” in Portland and “Hops and Chops” in Seattle, as ways to hold “office hours,” of sorts, where folks can drop by. Others echoed the call for meetings by phone or check ins via email as alternates to face-to-face meetings.Of course, meetings aren’t necessarily bad. They just tend far too often to be mismanaged and/or unnecessary.There are at least two crucial things to do in order to counter that.1. Be prepared. Send everyone the agenda ahead of time.2. Participate. Make sure everyone who has something to say gets a chance to say it. The corollary of this is that if your input isn’t necessary, you shouldn’t attend the meeting.One of the best insights on meetings remains Paul Graham‘s “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule.” Whether you are a maker or a manager or both, it’s important to recognize the disruption that meetings cause your schedule.last_img read more