Print Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday New Music: 40Hurtz Twitter Email THE DOG warden is to be informed of an unlicensed Doberman Pinscher that has been seen behaving aggressively in the vicinity of young children.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Judge Eugene O’Kelly told Gardaí at Limerick District Court to make the authorities aware of the danger posed by the dog in the Delmege Park area of Moyross.Noel Stanners (21) of Delmege Park accepted he was in control of the dog when it was seen by Sgt Kevin Bourke while he was on routine patrol on October 20 of last year. The unlicensed dog, which was not muzzled and not on a leash, was behaving in an aggressive manner near children.Defence solicitor, Jenny Fitzgibbon, said that the dog had been taken in by her client’s grandmother but Mr Stanners accepted it was under his control on the date of the offence.Judge Eugene Kelly asked Sgt Bourke to inform the dog warden about the situation and adjourned the matter until March 26. WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSdobermandogMusic Limerickwarden Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsCrime & CourtWarden to be informed of aggressive dogBy Staff Reporter – February 25, 2014 918 Previous articleState sued over Roche Kelly murderNext articleFinal Operation Freewheel case struck out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Linkedin Facebook
Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 27 month delay in justice at Limerick courts Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victim Gemma Reilly. Miss Limerick 2010A speeding beauty queen clocked by Garda at driving at 187kph on a motorway escaped a driving ban after a judge praised her absolute honesty.At Ennis District Court today, Gemma Reilly – crowned Miss Limerick in 2010 – was fined €500 after pleading guilty to speeding on the Ennis to Gort motorway on March 3rd last.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms Reilly of Riverpoint Apartments, Lower Mallow Street, Limerick city, entered the plea after Gardai clocked her driving her mother’s 12 registered Mercedes 220 at 187kph in a 120 kph zone at Srangalloon, Crusheen, Co ClareMs Reilly told the court: “I agree with the Garda’s evidence that I was speeding.”In court, Judge Patrick Durcan asked Ms Reilly – who didn’t have any legal representation in court – to go into the witness box to give sworn evidence “and tell me why you were driving at 187km per hour”.Ms Reilly – who was beaten by model Rosanna Purcell to the Miss Universe Ireland title in 2010 – said that her orthodontist is based in Galway “and I was extremely late for an appointment. I was driving my mother’s car and didn’t realise how fast I was going”.Judge Durcan asked Ms Reilly “why shouldn’t I disqualify you from holding a driver’s licence with the speed you travelling at?” and in response Ms Reilly said: “I’m usually very diligent. I drive a 1.4 Golf myself. I have never been speeding before.”Ms Reilly said: “This was my mother’s car, it wasn’t my own and I had a friend in the car with me.”Asked to tell the judge something about herself, Ms Reilly said that she is between jobs at the moment after just finishing up work as a receptionist at the Adare Manor hotel in Co Limerick. She said: “I work in retail.”Ms Reilly told Judge Durcan that she will never speed again.In his ruling, Judge Durcan fined Ms Reilly €500 for the speeding offence.The judge told Ms Reilly: “I am not disqualifying you from holding a driver’s licence because you have been absolutely honest in how you have dealt with the matter and I want to commend you on that.”Judge Durcan added: “I must penalise you by virtue of the speed you were travelling at. If I had detected any element of dishonesty in your evidence I would have disqualified you, but I must say I found your honesty refreshing. Thank you very much.” Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report Email Twitter Previous articlePublic Accounts Committee to focus on Shannon DevelopmentNext articleLimerick driver Deirdre in top gear for uphill task Editor Man arrested after suspected gun and ammunition found following pursuit of car in Limerick Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsSpeeding Limerick beauty queen praised for honestyBy Editor – October 8, 2014 2296 TAGSBeauty QueenCourtEnnisfeaturedfull-imageGemma ReillyJudge Patrick Durcanlimerickspeeding Advertisement Print
Rebecca Luker(Photo: Laura Marie Duncan) Related Shows Tony nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast of Fun Home for a few days and days and days. She steps into the role of Helen Bechdel at the Circle in the Square Theatre, taking over temporarily for Tony nominee Judy Kuhn from April 5 through May 22. Kuhn will receive hip surgery during her scheduled leave.“This hip surgery is something I’ve needed to do for a long time,” Kuhn said in a statement. “I’m so thrilled that Rebecca is stepping in for me—she’s a dear friend, and I admire her work so much. And I can’t wait to return to the show pain-free and with a new hip!”Additionally, understudy Lauren Patten has temporarily assumed the role of Medium Alison, taking over for Tony nominee Emily Skeggs. Skeggs is on hiatus for TV work and is scheduled to return on May 24 as well.Luker received Tony nominations for her performances in The Music Man, Mary Poppins and Show Boat. Her additional Broadway credits include Cinderella, Nine, The Sound of Music, Something Wonderful, The Phantom of the Opera and The Secret Garden. She also recently starred in Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.The current cast of the Tony-winning musical also features Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez and Oscar Williams. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Fun Home Star Files Rebecca Luker
Tags: Gadaffi GadinhoLawrence Kigonyambarara city fconduparaka fcpaul mucureziRashid MugammadSaddam MugaruraStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueVianne Ssekajugo Gadaffi (center) poses for a picture with Mbarara City officials after signing for the Ankole Lions on Thursday. (PHOTO/AGENCY)MBARARA – After arguably their best top flight campaign in ages, Mbarara City FC have no intentions of slowing down.The Ankole Lions who finished 5th with 46 points in the 2018/19 season, have secured the signing of Onduparaka fans’ favorite Gadaffi Gadinho.Gaddafi is understood to have put pen to paper on a two year deal that will see him don the all-white kit until at least 2021.The capture of Gadaffi was confirmed by Mbarara City FC Public Relations Officer Saddam Mugarura on his official Facebook account.“Mbarara City Football Club have signed Gadaffi Gadinho for two years, read Mugarura’s post.Gadaffi has been a prized asset at Onduparaka ever since they joined the top flight in 2016.However, he has been in and out of the team throughout that period due to consistent injuries and indiscipline issues.Last season, the stylish midfielder scored 6 goals and made five assists and was a key component in the West Nile based club’s 6th place finish.He becomes the second player to cross from Onduparaka to Mbarara after defender Rashid Muhammad did likewise at the start of the just concluded season.Gaddafi is expected to team up with former KCCA FC midfielder Paul Mucurezi in the upcoming season and the pair will surely be one to watch out for.After securing the services of Gadaffi, Mbarara are now understood to be on the hunt for more players with Express’s Lawrence Kigonya and Vianne Ssekajugo on top of their priority list.Comments
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Many at Boeing never wanted to build the world’s bestselling and most reliable plane and at one stage the non-believers almost sold the design to a consortium of Japanese aerospace manufacturers.That plane, the Boeing 737, celebrated the 50th year of its first flight this month — as the latest version took to the air for the first time.Key to the success of the 737 has been the ability of Boeing to improve the plane. The latest design, the MAX, is the fourth major upgrade.Boeing started studies of a short-haul jet plane to supplement ithe company’s very successful 727 for short routes.Design work began in May 1964, with the original design for a 60-passenger plane for routes up to 1600km.The plane flew for five hours before landing successfully.Many in Boeing thought the move was crazy because three other competitors already had similar jets flying or about to fly and there were few major customers left.But Boeing had a major advantage with its family concept as its 737 would use many of the parts and the same cabin cross section (six across) as its best-selling 707 and 727.Boeing’s sales pitch was big-jet comfort on regional routes.Germany’s Lufthansa and United Airlines were sold and the 737 was launched.By the time the first flight took place in April 1967, 17 airlines had signed up. However, storm clouds were brewing for Boeing.By 1969 the 747 was in trouble with its weight and engine performance and Boeing’s Super Sonic Transport had to be totally redesigned.In 1970, starved of funds, Boeing looked for products to quit and the 737 which had sold only 23 that year was the prime candidate.The 747’s issues were resolved with compromises on all sides, the US government cancelled the SST in 1971 and the pressure came off. The future was not going to be high-speed travel across the globe but more a focus on regional flights connecting thousands of cities, with the 737 set to be both the magic carpet and a golden goose.There is possibly no better example of how engine and aerodynamic technology has advanced aviation than the 737.The first 737 could carry 124 passengers over 2775km, whereas the latest version to fly, two weeks just last Friday, the 737MAX 9 can carry 204 passengers in the same configuration over 7000km. And the fuel consumption improvements have been spectacular.Since 2000, for instance, the fuel burn has declined 20 per cent from the current model in airline service to the MAX.As well as countless under-the-skin improvements, Boeing has given the 737 a new interior incorporating design concepts from its bigger brothers the 787 and 777.Dubbed the Sky Interior, it totally transforms the 737. Boeing is building 42 737s a month and that rate is moving to 47 this year, 52 next year and 57 in 2019 to clear the backlog.Since 1965 Boeing has received orders for 13,954 737s, with 4506 still to be delivered. Of those, 3700 are for the latest MAX models.The problem now for Boeing is how to replace its bestselling jet.The aerospace company may launch one more version of the MAX series, with 12 extra seats, but a clean-sheet design is needed to take it to the middle of this century.Challenge is where is the sweet spot to capture the bulk of the market. The original 737 was positioned in the 90-150 seat segment but that has grown to 150-220 seats over the years, with airlines now asking for even more seats.More seats mean a push from a single-aisle plane to a twin-aisle for ease of boarding but that makes it less attractive at the lower capacity end of the market.Boeing, and its now merged partner McDonnell Douglas dabbled with 200-seat twin-aisle designs in the 1980s and 1990s but airlines were lukewarm.The width of the cabin allowed for economy seating of 2-2-2 rather than the familiar single-aisle 3-3.But fast forward to today’s nightmare of passengers’ demands, particularly in the US, for carry-on baggage only and a twin-aisle solution with more overhead space, and the design plans have great appeal.
The Long Run initiative encourages companies to run their operations ina sustainable and eco-friendly way. Davison’s Camp in Zimbabwe’s HwangeNational park (formerly known as Wankie), is one of Wilderness Safaris’ 52 international destinations. The company’s Children in the Wildernessprogramme helps youngsters whose livesare troubled by poverty or illness toexperience nature at an educational camp.(Images: Wilderness Safaris) MEDIA CONTACTS • Olivia PasiniZeitz Foundation+39 3333102034 RELATED ARTICLES • SA scholar named a Charlotte fellow • New drive for Gauteng tourism • Ugandan eco-project up for award • Game park facelift to boost tourism • Responsible tourism at Buffalo RidgeMark ReidSouth African tour operator Wilderness Safaris has become the first tourism industry-based signatory to the Zeitz Foundation’s Long Run conservation initiative, and also the first from the African continent.Established in 2008 by business entrepreneur and CEO of global sportswear manufacturer Puma, Jochen Zeitz, the Zeitz Foundation is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Kenya.The foundation’s flagship programme, the Long Run, was launched in 2009 with a philosophy of taking action today to ensure a better tomorrow. Sustainability is a top priority, achieved through a holistic balance of conservation, community, culture, and commerce, or what the Zeitz Foundation calls the 4Cs.These four principles are at the heart of the Global Ecosphere Retreat (GER) certification system, for certified Long Run destinations which embody the 4Cs in their operations.Leading the way in sustainable tourism In May 2011 JSE-listed Wilderness Holdings Limited not only became the first African and South African supporter of the Zeitz Foundation’s Long Run scheme, but also the first in the tourism industry.Along with other brands such as Sefofane Air Charters and the Safari and Adventure Co., Wilderness Safaris is a thriving component of the group.Established in 1983, Johannesburg-based Wilderness Safaris has, over the 28 years of its existence, built a business on sound ecotourism and conservation – in essence, acting today for a better tomorrow.Offering marine, wildlife and heritage safaris in seven countries – Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Seychelles and South Africa – and managing over 7.1-million acres of land in eight of Southern Africa’s 11 biomes, Wilderness Safaris views care of the environment as a top priority.The company acts from the belief that the world’s wilderness areas will save humankind, and is actively involved in protecting wilderness areas and biodiversity, getting local communities involved, and working to make a difference in Africa.Of the 2 700-plus people the company employs, more than 85% come from the remote rural communities in areas where Wilderness Safaris works. The company has made a concerted effort to understand their employees’ backgrounds, perceptions and culture, as these are central to its success.The company runs a number of programmes, including community- and climate-related projects, the Wilderness Safaris Wildlife Trust, and Children in the Wilderness – all with the goal of good governance. Its conscientious and green-minded approach to business has earned awards from National Geographic, Condé Nast, the Telegraph (UK), and the World Travel and Tourism Council, among others.In a recent press release, Wilderness Safaris CEO Andy Payne said: “The reason Wilderness exists is to conserve pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna that they support. We believe that in conserving these areas, and including the local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world.”Payne added that cultural and biological diversity is what makes the earth an interesting place, and that by joining The Long Run, the company hopes to spread the message that long-term success depends on sustainable business operations.Conservation, community, culture, and commerceConservation is a key factor in the operation of all Long Run destinations, which continually strive to support the sustainable use of natural resources. This in turn safeguards the integrity of the ecosphere. Conservation efforts common to all destinations include efficient management of energy, water and waste; land planning; and carbon footprint reduction, among others.GER certified destinations value the people they work with, and their activities are aimed at improving the lives of all communities associated with the company. Community activities include addressing fair working conditions, local and regional relations, social ventures, social accountability, and support for small and medium enterprises, among others.In the cultural sense, the Long Run initiative aims to strengthen intercultural relationships, while preserving cultural heritage and boosting awareness of cultural diversity. The initiative encourages a range of cultural activities, ranging from local cuisine and architecture to film and music, from crafts to sculpture, as well as sport, which is a valuable and known tool for promoting social cohesion and cultural interaction.Commerce affects not only a destination’s sustainability prospects, but also the people who live in a particular ecosystem and who must be able to earn a decent living. Sustainable commercial enterprises provide a steady source of income, and also allow for investment into schemes that uphold the 4Cs. Long Run destinations are involved not only in eco-tourism, but also in non-tourism activities such as reforestation, agriculture and horticulture, wildlife management, and livestock ranching.
The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland will be held from the 20 to 23 January 2016 under the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. WEF Davos takes place in a challenging global environment for both governments and business.The deterioration of the global economic outlook in recent months has resulted in slower global growth that has led to the weaker performance in several important developing countries, including China.Moreover, the weakness in commodity prices is a concern for major commodity exporters such as South Africa. The fall in commodity prices is unlikely to reverse and will have a sustained impact on emerging market economies.Importantly, the changing sentiment towards emerging markets particular in capital flows is a cause for concern given the role it played in averting a deeper and sustained global recession during the 2008 global downturn.The depressed trade volumes and turbulent global capital markets underscore the need for nations to build resilience and act cautiously in the period ahead.In this difficult global context, South Africa is intervening strategically and more decisively to restore the momentum of economic growth. It is also addressing issues at a local level that have impacted confidence in the economy.The National Development Plan provides a basis for collective actions required to stabilise the economy, build confidence, raise the level of investment and return South Africa to a path of inclusive economic growth.Stronger measures to restore a sustainable fiscal path, taking account of the weakened outlook for the global economy and its domestic consequences have been endorsed at the highest level of government.South Africa has proved to be a resilient economy which is the outcome of the solid economic fundamentals that have been painstakingly laid since the advent of democracy.The country’s prudent fiscal management and monetary policies support macroeconomic stability, promote competitiveness and increases the economy’s outward orientation. South Africa’s positive attributes continue to outweigh its challenges which are being addressed through dedicated programmes and plans.Team South Africa is taking the following key messages to Davos in 2016. Here’s a summary of salient themes:The macro economic framework has shielded the economy from the full brunt of a challenging global economic environment and volatility in global capital markets.Government through its fiscal consolidation measures is committed to continued fiscal prudence and preservation of investment grade credit ratings.Private partnerships in energy through renewable programs are fast contributing to power availability over and above the large energy infrastructure built.Mature banking institutions and world class capital markets make for easy access to capital.Adoption of a socio economic impact assessment system (SEIAS) by cabinet in September 2015, seeks to avoid policy contradictions and preserve business friendly environment.Efforts at Nedlac to foster a stable labour environment are yielding results. The CCMA has been given responsibility through the labour Act amendment to mediate in resolving strikes.A comprehensive business incentive packages across sectors offer support to business.South Africa in Africa provides platform to leverage on the fastest growing region in the world.
28 July 2014 Seven companies with committed investments totalling over R3-billion have projects under construction at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape, providing contruction-related jobs to over 1 800 residents of Nelson Mandela Bay. “Construction expansion of existing businesses is sign of current investors’ business growth and an improving economic climate,” Coega Development Corporation spokesperson Ayanda Vilakazi said in a statement last week. Companies with projects under construction include a local-international consortium headed by French firm GDF Suez (a R2.2-billion investment), industrial gas companies Afrox (R300-million) and Air Products (R300-million), and logistics companies Vector Logistics (R140-million), Digistics Digital Logistics (R30-million), ID Logistics (R30- million) and UTi Distribution (R30-million). GDF Suez, along with Japanese company Mitsui and various local partners, is building the 335-megawatt (MW) Dedisa peaking power plant, one of the first large-scale non- renewable energy projects involving an independent power producer in South Africa. Vilakazi said that more than a third of the project had been completed so far, adding that the plant – besides generating roughly half of Nelson Mandela Bay’s power requirement – would “provide value added assistance to a number of growing industries established in the IDZ”. Afrox, meanwhile, is one track to complete its new air separation unit in the fourth quarter of this year. The 150-ton per day unit will produce a variety of industrial gases for the automotive, food processing and medical sectors, and will give Afrox direct access to customers throughout the province, where it has an established customer base. Air Products’ air separation unit is also on schedule, Vilakazi said, and is expected to be fully operational before the end of the year. In May, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) reported that it had secured just over R1.8-billion in investments from 10 clients across a range of industries in 2013/14. Christopher Mashigo, business development executive at the CDC, said Coega was “becoming a springboard into the local and international retail sector, and talks to why we actually have industrial development zones in the first place”. SAinfo reporter