Dolores writes limerick for walking tour

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp TAGSDolores O’RiordanLimerick virtual walking tour Twitter Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Piani Luimní remember Dolores O’Riordan Advertisement Previous articleLimerick man is Rose escort of the yearNext article#newmusic PIGTOWN FLING ‘Hide and Creep’ John Keogh NewsDolores writes limerick for walking tourBy John Keogh – August 20, 2014 1089 Limerick Post Show | Draw Out Limerick center_img Limerick singer Emma Langford awarded Dolores O’Riordan bursary Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Post Show | We remember Dolores O’Riordan Dolores O’RiordanPROUD Limerick native and Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan has joined Treaty City broadcaster Terry Wogan in writing a limerick about her home city.The poems are going to be part of a virtual walking trail throughout Limerick city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The competition was launched as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014 in early August and has already witnessed an influx of poems and prose from all over the world.The walking tour was devised by a small group of innovators from a Limerick company called BundlBee and is the very first Virtual QR Code Walking Heritage Tour in Ireland and the first of its kind in the world.Dolores, who now resides in Canada, has never forgotten her roots and says the project is “a really cool idea, great for Limerick”.There are 12 points of historical interest on the walking trail, both the well known and some lesser-known landmarks.At each location a plaque will appear and will feature a QR Code with the winning limericks about the location.Once the QR Code is scanned, the participant will be brought to a mobile optimised web page that will offer the historical information.Locations on the tour include Barrington’s Hospital, King John’s Castle, People’s Park, the Treaty Stone and the Hunt Museum.The competition runs until August 25 and the tour will be fully operational by August 28; to submit entries, log on to Limerick Post Show | Draw Out Limerick completed murals Dolores O’Riordan’s estate to be sued in High Courtlast_img read more

Yet another Beaked Whale found washed up on Donegal beach

first_img Previous articleMore clarity sought over how Slaintecare will benefit DonegalNext articleMark English out of European Athletics Championships News Highland Yet another Beaked Whale found washed up on Donegal beach Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Serious concern has been raised after yet another dead Beaked Whale was found washed up on a Donegal beach.The latest discovery was made on Pollen beach this morning.It follows other similiar instances over the weekend at Sheephaven bay, Gola Island and in MayoAn investigation is continuing. Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – August 9, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Tesco UK to invest £1bn in bid to revive profits

first_imgTesco will be focusing on turning around declining UK trading profit with a £1bn investment plan for the next 12 months.It comes as the supermarket chain announced its preliminary results for 2011/12 this morning (18 April) for the 52 weeks ending 25 February. These revealed that UK trading profit dropped 1% to £2.5bn, while its international business’ trading profits grew extensively by 17.7% to £1.1bn. Overall, group trading profit increased by 1.3% to £3.8bn.Group sales, including VAT, came to £7.2bn with a 7.4% growth, and group revenue, excluding VAT, increased by 6.8% to £6.4bn.Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco Group, said: “The last few months have seen us drive a faster pace of change in Tesco, particularly in the UK, reflecting our determined focus on the immediate objectives for the group that were set out last April. This pace of change will accelerate further over the next 12 months. We have already taken important steps to renew and strengthen management in the UK and across the group in key areas, to support this programme of change.”While our international business is delivering excellent growth, contributing £1.1bn of profit to the group, we fully recognise that we need to raise our game in the UK.”The company’s £1bn investment plan is set to focus on a number of elements, including the recruitment of more than 8,000 new members of staff, refreshing its stores nationwide to give them a ‘warmer’ feel, reducing new property activity by 38% and the continuation of its Price Drop promotional campaign.It mentioned that, in addition to its recently relaunched Everyday Value range, it would be reviving its standard range, which consists of over 8,000 products and accounts for around 40% of UK food sales. Tesco has implemented a plan to upgrade it range-by-range, as well as adding over 2,000 new lines, through to April 2013.Clarke added: “Together, these steps are the right things to do both to improve the shopping trip for customers and to secure a return to profitable growth in the UK.”last_img read more

El Salvador Joins SOUTHCOM Radar System to Combat Drug Trafficking

first_imgUsing an online system, the CSII shares unclassified information – such as aerial, maritime, and terrestrial radar traces – on an operational map. This allows the radar operators to monitor the movement of vessels and aircraft, represented by dots and lines, on a computer screen. By participating in the CSII, El Salvador will upload information from primary and secondary civil radars to the CSII to improve security forces’ ability to detect drug-trafficking operations in El Salvador’s skies, CEPA President Nelson Vanegas said. The primary radars use the reflection of electromagnetic waves to determine the distance and direction of the aircraft with respect to the radar station. Meanwhile, the secondary radars are installed in the aircraft so that when the ground station interrogates the aircraft, it responds, and its response establishes its position, altitude, and identification (cooperative surveillance). The system also adds information collected by the U.S. Navy’s Relocatable Over-The-Horizon Radar. This equipment creates images of objects identified by the radar on the screens of users. By Dialogo February 11, 2016 “Each user [country] can define its operational map and can tailor its profile to display the radar traces of interest to it, in accordance with its operational requirements,” Maj. Medykowski said. “Through the CSII, it is even possible to chat, with automatic translation between English and Spanish, with other officers in other countries.” “The Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) in the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador will design the integration procedure and then install the system on the CEPA equipment,” explained the SOUTHCOM representative in El Salvador, Major Stanley Medykowski. The CSII is a response to the need to strengthen the multilateral exchange of information and optimize the resources that each country has to combat the threat of drug trafficking. Radar Control Center SOUTHCOM plans to expand the CSII throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, according to Colonel Robert A. Wagner, Commander of the OSC at the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. CSII throughout the regioncenter_img Since August 2014, CEPA has utilized a modern Radar Control Center, with support from the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA, for its Spanish acronym). CEPA invested $2.5 million and COCESNA contributed approximately $1.7 million to the new radar system, which has 17 consoles in the Radar Room and Control Tower at the international airport, allowing more precise communication with aircraft and air traffic control. “The CSII provides partner nations greater flexibility in the exchange of information,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Matthew Johnson, a SOUTHCOM Information Domain Officer and CSII Program Administrator. “We will continue working to improve the implementation capacity and promote the adherence of more partner countries.” Through this exchange of information, the countries participating in the system can organize interdictions that sometimes start in international waters, continue along the maritime borders of one nation and end on the shores of another. The Joint Interagency Task Force South is responsible for coordinating the system from its headquarters in Key West, Florida, as well as integrating the Salvadoran radar system, of which the costs of provision and maintenance are the OSC’s responsibility. “For CEPA it is very important to faithfully implement the agreement signed between the governments of El Salvador and the United States, to help integrate the radars of the [Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero] International Airport, and strengthen aerial anti-narcotics operations in El Salvador,” Vanegas said during the signing of the agreement. To improve the exchange of information that facilitates aerial counter-narcotics operations, El Salvador integrated its air traffic control radars into the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Cooperative Situational Information Integration System (CSII). The integration became official with the signing of an agreement between El Salvador’s Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) and the United States through their embassy in El Salvador on December 15th. “The CSII obtained its initial operational capability in September 2012, the result of many years of effort to improve the way situational information is shared among partner countries,” Col. Wagner explained after signing the agreement on December 15th. “With this project, we have extended the scope of the system to detect more illicit air traffic.” El Salvador has also had access to the WIFS/WAFS Internet File Service since October 2014. The platform stores information about forecasts for temperature, wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity at altitude, maximum wind speed and direction, and satellite images of the origin and destination airports for aircraft. This system meets the technical requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Meteorological Organization for receiving information. The country also is the only one in Central America to have a Meteorological Observation Terrace, whose radars receive weather information to ensure safe flight conditions.last_img read more

Zadar gets a new congress and sports center

first_imgMultifunctional event hall of 527 m2, equipped with state-of-the-art technical equipment for up to 470 people and a professional fitness center on 800 m2, with separate halls for yoga, bowling, table football, billiards and e-gaming – part of the new offer congress and sports center Fortis club within the Falkensteiner Punta Skala resort. In addition to the outdoor sports center with seven tennis courts and courts for mini golf, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, two paddle courts and two beach volleyball courts, the new center brings a new dimension to the MICE business. “It will be an ideal place for organizing various events, sports conventions, team-building or socializing for our partners and clients. Falkensteiner Punta Skala is a resort where active recreation and sports are extremely important, so in this direction we are developing our offer, which this year abounds in numerous events”, Said Georg Unterkircher, general manager of the resort, adding that in the last two years, three million euros have been invested in the expansion of sports facilities in Punta Scala, which is scheduled to open in May 2020. Photo: Falkensteiner Punta Skala resortcenter_img New investments in the sports center in Punta Skala worth 15 million euros are also planned for next year. Fortis clublast_img read more

Cricket News We Need To Look Beyond MS Dhoni For 2020 World T20: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgNew Delhi: There is a raging debate in Indian cricket circles regarding the future of MS Dhoni. Rishabh Pant’s continued failures in limited overs cricket has prompted many people to say Dhoni should remain an integral part of the Indian cricket team at least till the end of the World T20 in 2020 which will take place in Australia. However, former Indian cricket team skipper Sunil Gavaskar has said it is time to move beyond Dhoni and that one must back Rishabh Pant and invest in future talent like Sanju Samson.Speaking in a television interview, Gavaskar said, “No, we need to look beyond. Mahendra Singh Dhoni at least doesn’t figure in my team. If you are talking about the T20 World Cup, I will certainly think about Rishabh Pant. If I need to have an alternate option, then I will think of Sanju Samson because Sanju is a good keeper as well as a good batsman. If I have to think of the T20 World Cup, I would think about youth as we need to look forward. Dhoni has made great contribution to Indian cricket but it’s now time to look beyond him.”Dhoni has not played for the Indian cricket team ever since the semi-final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup clash against New Zealand in Manchester. After the end of the tournament, Dhoni took a two-month break in which he served in the Indian territorial army for two weeks and made himself unavailable for selection for the West Indies and South Africa series.Also Read | MS Dhoni Left Out For South Africa T20I Series – Right Or Wrong Move?However, Pant’s inconsistency has resulted in some worried faces when it comes to Dhoni’s back-up. In the series against West Indies, Pant managed just one fifty in the whole tour and he struggled with the bat in ODIs and Tests. Gavaskar believes that Pant will have a clear picture once the World T20 comes closer. Also Read | Rishabh Pant Shatters MS Dhoni’s Record In Style In Jamaica Test Vs West Indies”What is Rishabh’s position in batting order — No 4 or 5? Going in to the World T20 in Australia, we will know his (batting) position better. The way he (Pant) started his career in Tests, it was so good and it is obvious that he will be scrutinised. I think whatever is happening is for his good as he can rectify the mistakes he is making,” Gavaskar said. Pant will have one more chance to rectify his poor Twenty20 form when India take on South Africa in the final Twenty20 International at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Celtic look to maintain unbeaten start

first_imgThey head into the game 14 points clear at the top of the table.Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers hopes results won’t suffer over the busy Christmas period of fixtures.Kick-off is at 12.30pm – with second-placed Rangers hosting Inverness at the same time.  Last night Republic of Ireland striker Adam Rooney was among the goals as Aberdeen won 3-1 at Motherwell. Hearts let a two-goal lead slip to lose 3-2 at Dundee.Partick are off the bottom thanks to a 3-1 win over Ross County, while St Johnstone were 1-0 winners at Kilmarnock.last_img read more

Mack, Eureka move on at Lakin tournament

first_imgThe Panthers and Loggers punched their ticket to the Charlie Lakin Memorial Tournament championship game with a pair of shutout victories at the Arcata Sports Complex on Thursday.McKinleyville won its second straight at the tournament, knocking off Del Norte 6-0 in the first semifinal, while in the second game, Eureka took care of business against Hoopa Valley, winning 3-0.The top-seeded Del Norte Warriors came into the matchup unbeaten in 17 games, including three wins over McKinleyville …last_img read more

Local runners quality for Junior Olympics

first_imgA few of Humboldt’s speediest youth cross runners qualified for the annual USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships after delivering impressive times at the championship’s qualifying meets in Reno, NV., and Folsom, over the previous couple weeks.Eoin McGoldrick and Luke Moxon competed in the their qualifying races back on Nov. 18 in Reno and Ai-Lan McGoldrick ran her qualifying race in Folsom back on Nov. 25. The three will look to bring a few trophies back to …last_img read more

Want a preview of 2020? The Giants gave it to their fans in Thursday’s win

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants posted Thursday’s lineup in the home dugout at Oracle Park, the names of Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt were nowhere to be found.The three longest-tenured position players on the club will all likely start Bruce Bochy’s final game on Sunday, but for much of the last week, the Giants have been content to allow the present to look like the future.Fans may not know the …last_img read more