Eight new routes, 300 jobs for Shannon

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Email Ryanair has announced eight new routes out of Shannon airport, with the prospect of more than 300 jobs and 300,000 extra passengers through the airport each year.The budget airline is adding Berlin, Paris, Fuerteventura, Warsaw, Faro, Munich, Nice and Krackow to the destinations it offers from Shannon. There will also be increased frequency on the existing Stanstead route.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In  typically flamboyant Ryanair fashion, the new routes were announced at a press conference at which ‘Santa” arrived to produce presents from a sack with the names of the new routes on each one.Speaking at the conference, Chief Operating Officer, Michael Cawley said that the routed are part of a strategy by the airline to “keep our promise to deliver one million extra passengers if the travel tax was scrapped”.The routes can be booked from this week and flights will begin in April. Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img Facebook Previous articleRape accused fails in bid to have charges struck outNext articleDenis tells some rare tales in his latest ‘Reflections on Limerick’ 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. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsLocal NewsEight new routes, 300 jobs for ShannonBy Bernie English – October 24, 2013 820 Print First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSberlinfeaturedmunichniceparisRyanairShannon Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Jarred Jackson Hired As New UVU Basketball Men’s Assistant

first_imgAugust 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jarred Jackson Hired As New UVU Basketball Men’s Assistant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Friday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball coach hired former Texas-Arlington men’s basketball director of operations Jarred Jackson to his staff as an assistant coach.Jackson served as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech during the Red Raiders’ run to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament during the 2017-18 season.He starred at NCAA Division II Lander of Greenwood, S.C., scoring 1,388 points, and amassing 319 made free throws and 214 successful 3-pointers for the Bearcats during his collegiate career. He graduated from Lander in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in African-American studies.A two-time Peach Belt Conference player of the year, Jackson served as the boys’ basketball associate head coach at Salt Lake City’s West High School under Mike Matheson. During his tenure there, six Panthers were named as all-region performers.He returned to his alma mater in 2015 and helped lead the Bearcats to 2015 Peach Belt Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament. Written by Tags: Jarred Jackson/Mike Matheson/Peach Belt Conference Title/Texas-Arlington/UVU Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Sourabh, Gilmour keep Ahmedabad’s unbeaten streak going: Premier Badminton League

first_imgHyderabad: Sourabh Verma won the first mens singles match to deny the Kidambi Srikanth-led Bengaluru Raptors a win in the latters first outing at the Premier Badminton League in Gachibowli Stadium here on Friday.The former World No. 1 Srikanth stopped Ahmedabad’s winning streak to bring home one crucial point but his valiant effort ultimately went in vain in a narrow 3-4 loss for the Raptors.Earlier Ahmedabad’s Trump pair of Satwiksairaj and Sikki Reddy started the day on a winning note, even though the match had ebbs and flows.The Indians’ impressive fightback in the first game against Bengaluru’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith fell short as the CWG silver medallists pocketed the first game 15-13.Sikki’s sublime net-game helped them turn around their fortunes and build a lead of 8-4, which they extended to 15-11 to level the match. Satwik and Sikki showed nerves of steel to save a couple of match points in an enthralling decider to get the vital 2 points for the Season 3 semi-finalists.Russian Open champion Sourabh Verma’s athleticism and speed were instrumental in his pocketing the first game 15-11 over the Raptors’ Sai Praneeth.Sourabh continued to show a lot of urgency and purpose in his shots to prevent Sai from executing his deceptive strokes. Midway through the second game, Sai injected aggression into his shots to grab it 15-11 but Verma won the riveting third game on a decider point to push the Smash Masters up 3-0.Kidambi Srikanth had to work hard against the Smash Masters’ Daren Liew whom he trails 0-3 in their head-to-head record on the international circuit. The Bengaluru skipper exhibited his usual attacking shots to take the one-sided first game 15-9. The change of ends did not help the Indian with the drift troubling the World No. 8 for most of the second game and he conceded it 15-6.The Bengaluru man rebounded from it in style by playing a complete captain’s knock. Racing ahead to 8-0, he dashed all hopes of a Liew comeback by wrapping it up 15-11.Bengaluru always had the advantage in men’s doubles with two-time former world champions Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan being in their line-up.The revered Indonesian pair, Bengaluru’s Trump for the night, repaid the faith that the team had in them with a strong 15-13, 15-9 win over Ahmedabad’s scratch pair of Nandagopal Kidambi and Lee Chun Hei Reginald that levelled the tie score at 2-2.CWG bronze medallist Kirsty Gilmour completed the roaring comeback for the Smash Masters with a 15-8, 15-13 win over Bengaluru’s Vu Thi Trang.Gilmour had to sweat it out in the second game after sailing smoothly in her opening game. The Scot won six points in a row in the second half of the second game to get Ahmedabad’s third win this season. (IANS)Also Read: North Eastern Warriors seek to improve Premier Badminton League fortuneslast_img read more

Badgers bounce back

first_imgWith senior floor captain Maria Carlini out for the weekend with a foot injury, the No. 14 Wisconsin volleyball team (14-4 Overall, 6-2 Big Ten) was still able to rebound from a pair of losses on the road last weekend and remain in the thick of the Big Ten race with victories over No. 9 Purdue (30-12, 30-20, 31-29) and Indiana (30-9, 30-17, 30-27).”I thought we picked up where we left off on Friday night just as far as our energy, and our quality of play and the high level,” head coach Pete Waite said. “It was a great team effort, a great team win and a great weekend.” With a season-high 7,064 in attendance on Sunday, the Badgers came out and were able to dominate the Hoosiers from the first serve. In game one, with Wisconsin leading 6-2, junior Amanda Berkley was able to put the game out of reach early with her serving as Wisconsin went on a 7-0 run to make the score 12-2.”[Berkley’s serve] doesn’t seem like anything fancy,” Waite said. “She just gets back deep and bombs it. If you are on the receiving end of one of those things, you don’t quite know where it’s going. It’s really hard for the opponent to get in a rhythm with the passers and the setters.”The Badgers were led by freshman outside hitter Brittney Dolgner with 15 kills. Taylor Reineke and Audra Jeffers also had double-digit kills with 12 and 11, respectively. Reineke lead the Badger blocker with eight rejections. “[Our blockers] did a nice job adjusting, especially today,” Waite said. “Our outside setup and our middles got some good hands on the ball. That just makes hitters doubt themselves when they see that wall up there in front of them.”The combination of the Badger’s blocking and defense, which was led by Jocelyn Wack with 18 digs, helped Wisconsin hold Indiana to a .036 hitting percentage.”Their top player, (Erica) Short, averages between four and five kills per game,” Waite said. “For her to hit negative and only have six kills says a lot for the block.”Against the higher-ranked Purdue team Friday night, UW was again able to come out and dominate in games one and two. “It was a great win for our program,” Waite said after the victory on Friday night. “After coming off the two losses on the road last week, the team really worked hard to improve themselves and that’s all we ever ask them to do.”The Badgers were able to outplay the Boilermakers in every aspect of the game — out-blocking, out-digging, out-hitting and out-serving them. “They didn’t bring their A-game,” Waite said. “I know they’ve had much better matches, but that’s the way it is in the Big Ten. You better bring your A-game because it is going to be tough out there every night.”Wisconsin, behind the serving of Berkley, was able to go on 9-0 run in game one and a 7-0 run in game two that put the games out of reach for Purdue.”Sports are great that way. You just never know when you’re going to be the one on the run,” Waite said. “Obviously so far in the last two weekends at home our team has played at a high level.”They have been very focused, very clean game. I think [our serving] put Purdue on its heels and [they] really didn’t quite know what hit them.”Game three was a much more closely fought match as the Badgers had to rally from being down game point at 29-27 to close the match out. Back-to-back kills by Jeffers tied the game at 29 apiece, and junior Megan Mills ended the game two points later with the Badgers’ sixth service ace of the game.”I thought our serve receive was really solid tonight and our serving was tough, and that’s really kept Purdue out of their offense,” Waite said. “For us to out-dig them 48-33, that’s a very good defensive team, so that says a lot for how hard our kids were working.”Even though the Badgers did out-dig the Boilermakers, Wack’s NCAA record for double-digit digs ended at 80 matches as she finished the night with only eight.With Carlini not playing Friday night, Waite turned to his freshmen to lead the team as Dolgner led all Badgers with 20 kills and a career-high five blocks. Caity DuPont, getting her first significant amount of playing time at home, had a career-high nine kills”The composure they showed was fantastic,” Waite said. “The passing gave Jackie (Simpson) a chance to move the offense around and give them an opportunity to swing at a good ball all the time. We couldn’t have asked for more.” With the pair of victories over the weekend, the Badgers showed the conference that they are still a force to be reckoned with.”I think it was [a statement],” Waite said. “It was a big confidence boost for our team. Going into it, they were all kind of wondering how it was going to go. I thought they played with a lot of confidence and maturity. “I think it is going around the rest of the league seeing how we beat Purdue in three and now Indiana today (in three), that we are here, and we’re back, and we are playing good ball.”last_img read more

Wellington holds annual Pinewood Derby at Methodist Church Saturday

first_imgCubmaster Floyd Kaburek officially begins the races.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — As the first Pinewood Derby race began at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington Saturday, participants placed their homemade wooden cars on the track, with the anticipation of winning. As each winner reached the finish line, applause arose from the audience.Participants included Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and an Outlaw Division for both non-Scouts and adults.The Pinewood Derby is an annual Scouting racing event. With the assistance of parents or guardians, Cub and Girl Scouts build cars from a kit containing a block of pine wood, plastic wheels and metal axles.Outlaw and Overall Winner Evelyn EwingEvelyn Ewing was the winner of the Outlaw Division, and second time Overall Winner.This year siblings Lilly Morningstar-Moralez, and Joseph Morningstar-Moralez, both won second place for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, which is something that doesn’t happen often.The girl scout winners are pictured above with their parents.Girl Scout winners were:First – Americus Pourner;Second – Lilly Morningstar-Moralez;Third – Brittain Pourner.Girls Choice winner was Karlee Dolezal.The girls choice award went to Karlee Dolezal.Cub scout winners are pictured with their parents.Cub Scout winners were:First – Colten Ferguson;Second – Joseph Morningstar-Moralez;Third – Rian Rashks.Boys Choice winner announced at the Pinewood Car Derby.Boys Choice winners were:First – Kaden Dolezal;Second – Lakin Dry;Third – Joshua Adams.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Concerned Citizen · 237 weeks ago Wonderful job kids! Report Reply 0 replies · active 237 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Brilliant Bolt storms to third 200 gold

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Usain Bolt wrote another chapter of improbable Olympic history with a third consecutive 200m crown on Thursday as Ashton Eaton led an American gold rush by clinching back-to-back decathlon titles.Bolt, who just days earlier had become the first man in history to win three 100m titles in a row, surged to victory in the 200m in 19.78sec at the Olympic Stadium.Canada’s Andre De Grasse took silver in 20.02sec, just ahead of France’s Christophe Lemaitre, who nicked bronze in 20.12.Bolt’s triumph was greeted with rapturous applause by Brazilian fans who roared their appreciation as the sprint superstar set off on a lap of honour, with Bob Marley booming from stadium speakers.The win left the 29-year-old Bolt just one win away from his targeted “triple triple” — a repeat of his sweep of 100m, 200m and 4x100m golds at the 2008 and 2012 Games.“No, I can’t grasp what I’ve achieved, definitely not,” said Bolt. “You work so hard for years and then you just hope it pays off. It is a brilliant feeling.“I’m getting older and my body is ageing. Personally I think this is my last 200 but my coach may beg to differ.”Bolt will attempt to put the seal on what he says is his final Olympics in Friday’s 4×100 relay.  Solo relay replay Kerron Clement had earlier launched the US gold blitz in the men’s 400m hurdles, coming home in 47.73 to claim gold from Kenya’s Boniface Tumuti.Clement, who won silver in the event in the 2008 Olympics, said he had been determined to win gold this year after injuries derailed his 2012 Games.“I had one goal in mind and my mindset was to come here and get a medal,” Clement said.“In 2008 I fell short and got a silver. In 2012 I was battling injuries and surgeries. I was just happy to make the finals in 2012,” he added.The other American gold came in the shot put, where Ryan Crouser won with a best of 22.52 metres, a new Olympic record.Crouser’s teammate and reigning world champion Joe Kovacs claimed silver with 21.78m. New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh took bronze (21.36).Elsewhere Friday, the USA’s 4x100m women’s relay team survived a potentially costly dropped baton blunder in their heat that left them facing disqualification.The Americans however were granted a reprieve when race officials found that runner Allyson Felix had been barged by a Brazilian rival.The US quartet were then ordered to return to the track to run a solo time trial in order to qualify for Friday’s final, which they duly did with a fastest time of 41.77sec.“It was different, it was really weird,” Felix said after the unprecedented solo race.“Running without competition is just strange.” “The reality of winning is even better than the dream; Olympic champion, in front of my name,” Muhammad said.“Being the first American to win this title adds a bit of extra sparkle,” added Muhammad, who finished in 53.13sec.Sara Slott Petersen of Denmark took silver in 53.55sec while Muhammad’s team-mate Ashley Spencer claimed bronze in 53.72. US gold rush Bolt’s win came on a day when US athletes snapped up four more golds with wins in decathlon, men’s and women’s 400m hurdles and shot put.Eaton, the defending decathlon champion and world record holder, overcame a fierce challenge from France’s Kevin Mayer to win the punishing 10-event discipline with a total of 8,893 points.Mayer won silver with a total of 8,834pts, with Canada’s Damian Warner taking bronze.Eaton’s back-to-back titles matched Britain’s Daley Thompson, who won gold in the event in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.“To win two Olympic golds in a row like Daley Thompson is very special,” Eaton said.“One day, I’m going to have to meet Daley, shake his hand and thank him for giving me something to chase after.”Arguably the performance of the day by a US athlete came in the women’s 400m hurdles, where Dalilah Muhammad became the first American to win the event since it was introduced at the 1984 Olympics. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Vice President Mike Pence discusses coronavirus in Palm Beach County

first_imgVice President Mike Pence was recently named the head of the Trump Administration’s coronavirus response.On Friday, Pence visited Palm Beach County to talk about the coronavirus at a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.The vice president said that according to our health experts, the threat of the coronavirus spreading in the United States remains low.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE: There have been 61 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S.Gov. DeSantis said there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Florida, but the state is ready to respond.last_img