Shannon airport takes global award

first_imgTwitter SHANNON airport has taken another major step forward having  won a major award at a leading aviation event in Chicago.The prestigious award sees the airport, which only gained its independence in January of last year, go one step further than last year when it was runner-up in the same category.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The World Routes Awards 2014 were presented late on Monday night at a spectacular event at the Field of Museum of Natural History.  The awards are for excellence in marketing by airports globally and are divided into just four categories, based on airport size.  The Awards ceremony was attended by 3,000 delegates, representing 300 airlines, 800 airports and 200 tourism authorities.The event doubled as the Chicago Network Evening and was one of the high points of the three-day annual World Routes gathering of aviation organisations from across the globe.  The three-day event brings together the largest range of airlines, airports, tourism authorities, civil aviation authorities and more from all corners of the world. It is the largest and most prestigious such event, attracting the most senior representatives from a wide variety of organisations who wish to meet, plan and conduct business for new global routes.Speaking from Chicago, Shannon Group plc CEO Neil Pakey said, “Winning the World Routes Awards is an amazing achievement for Shannon, not least so soon after it was made an independent entity.  It’s not just the winning of the award but also the fact that the awards are decided on by the airlines themselves.  Airlines are a key constituent and this shows Shannon is turning a lot more heads now.“It has not been achieved without hard work, however, and there is a lot more of that ahead of us but the World Routes award is outstanding recognition for our team at Shannon. It sends a clear message to them that they are very much on the right track and we continue to remain there.  Also, winning this award is worldwide promotion that we simply could not buy and in front of the key decision makers for airlines across the world.” Facebook Previous articleOpening night: The Royal Picture Show festivalNext articleProspect of new 30-bed unit to alleviate pressure on Limerick A&E 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. Expressing delight over the World Routes Award, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes said,  “A huge amount of work has already gone into turning Shannon around and this award validates that at the highest level. NewsBreaking newsBusinessShannon airport takes global awardBy Bernie English – September 23, 2014 826 Emailcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin “Last year, in our first year as an independent entity, was all about consolidation, stopping the five year decline of passenger numbers and we achieved that.  This year has been about growth and we are looking at a double digit increase in passenger numbers.  The World Routes Award reaffirms what this work has achieved and we intend that there will be no let-up in the momentum.” Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Triyards Loses USD 51 Mn Chemical Tanker Order

first_imgSingapore-listed Triyards Holdings Limited has received termination notices for design and construction deals related to two chemical tankers.The shipbuilding contracts, dated June 26, 2015 and the addendum dated May 10, 2017, had an aggregate contract value of USD 51 million.The buyer of the chemical tankers, which delivered the notices of termination to Triyards’ subsidiary, Saigon Offshore Fabrication and Engineering Limited (SOFEL), has claimed for the reimbursement of all sums paid in advance on account of the contracts, amounting to USD 10.2 million.Separately, Triyards released its financial report for the full year ended August 31, 2017. The company informed that it ended the year with a loss of USD 162.5 million, compared to a profit of USD 17.8 million reported a year earlier.The company’s revenue for the period plunged by 64 percent to USD 116.2 million from USD 324.9 million seen in the twelve months ended August 31, 2016.last_img read more

Chelsea too good for Hammers

first_img The Hammers boss had spoken of breaking down barriers, but compromised his enterprising tactics for a more pragmatic approach in a bid to frustrate Chelsea once again. The Blues, though, have a greater armoury than last term and threatened repeatedly before John Terry’s tap in after 31 minutes broke the deadlock. And Costa’s 13th goal of the season sealed victory and a ninth win from nine home games this term. The win might have been more convincing but for fine saves by Adrian to deny Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic. There was one moment of alarm for the Blues as West Ham substitute Morgan Amalfitano hit the post three minutes from time. Chelsea go to Southampton on Sunday looking to enter 2015 on top of the table. The Hammers, who lost for the second time in 12 games, host Arsenal in another test of their European ambitions. Allardyce, unfazed by the pre-match compliments from Mourinho over his new approach, tinkered with the diamond formation which has served him well this season, deploying a 4-2-3-1 set-up. The Hammers, who began the day in fourth place, have been transformed since being criticised by Jose Mourinho for playing “football from the 19th century” last season and joked on Twitter they had arrived at Stamford Bridge by horse and cart. Sam Allardyce believes that goalless draw was the turning point for his side to go from relegation candidates to European hopefuls after they achieved their highest Christmas position in nearly 30 years. Diego Costa was on target in a 2-0 win as Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea proved a barrier too far for West Ham. The hope was to be resilient and test the Blues on the counter attack, but in reality Andy Carroll became an increasingly isolated figure as the match wore on. The Blues looked for more guile following Monday’s 2-0 win at Stoke, with Oscar replacing John Obi Mikel. The Brazil playmaker should have scored inside five minutes. Carl Jenkinson watched Willian’s cross go by him and fall to Oscar, who ballooned his shot over from eight yards out. Cahill headed just over and then fired straight at Adrian from point-blank range. Hazard shared return passes with Willian and Oscar but the ball did not break for him in the box as Chelsea went close again. The Blues took the lead from the resulting corner, taken by Cesc Fabregas. Diego Costa headed the ball down for Terry to net from two yards. Matic curled narrowly wide and Costa’s deflected strike went wide before the striker shot over as Chelsea sought a second. Branislav Ivanovic and Carroll had a disagreement after the Chelsea defender went down in the box in search of a penalty, angering the Hammers before the interval and referee Michael Oliver was unmoved. West Ham had to be more forward-thinking in the second half, but it was Chelsea who went close to scoring again when Hazard stung the palms of Adrian. Willian curled a free-kick just over after Hazard was felled by Winston Reid and Allardyce had seen enough, readying Diafra Sakho and Alex Song for action. Carroll and Mark Noble made way, but no sooner had Sakho and Song entered the fray then Chelsea went 2-0 up. Cheikhou Kouyate lost out to Matic in midfield and Hazard picked up the ball, feeding Costa. The striker ran at West Ham’s retreating defence and shaped one way, tricking Jenkinson, Collins and Reid, before pushing the ball on to his left foot and shooting low across goal. Far from satisfied, Chelsea pushed for more. Adrian tipped over Oscar’s dipping free-kick and saved brilliantly to deny Matic following the resulting corner before Fabregas’ shot went narrowly wide. Song shot wide 11 minutes from time with a rare Hammers foray forward. There was another as the match entered stoppage time, but Amalfitano could only clip his effort on to the post after a mazy run as Chelsea triumphed. Press Associationlast_img read more

See how a pitch-invader evaded security officials to disrupt Ghana-South Africa game [VIDEO]

first_imgWith one officer in hot pursuit, the fan showed a clean pair of heels, and left the officer literally on the floor.Luck eventually ran out for the man wearing a jersey as he ran out of steam, stumbled and was tackled to the ground.He was hauled off by the officers, clearly about to spend at least the night in jail. While the players stood around bemused, the fans in the stadium cheered as the pitch invader made his way around the pitch.The whole incident caused play to be delayed for several minutes but the Black Stars players wouldn’t have minded much as they were in a comfortable 2-0 lead.This pitch invader 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣#AFCON2021Q #citisports— Fentuo’s new account. (@Fentuo_) November 14, 2019Goals from Thomas Partey and Kudus Mohammed either side of the break gave Ghana a perfect start to their 2021 qualifier. With the Black Stars 2-0 up against South Africa, one over-zealous fan decided that he wanted a share of the spotlight at the Cape Coast Stadium.Jumping over the railings from the stands, the fan sprinted onto the pitch and evaded a number of the security officers who were chasing him.last_img read more

Dodgers notebook: Offense took control with Clayton Kershaw out

first_img“Offense has been the difference-maker,” Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said on MLB Network Friday afternoon from Marlins Park. “The offense was kind of wishy-washy early in the season. But since the All-Star break, the offense has really picked up.”It started before then. In fact, it pretty much started as soon as Kershaw stopped pitching.In 77 games through Kershaw’s June 26 start (his last before going on the DL), the Dodgers were hitting .235 as a team, averaging 4.1 runs per game and hit one home run every 30.4 at-bats.In those 62 games without Kershaw, the Dodgers hit .270 as a team, averaged 4.9 runs per game and hit a home run every 25.9 at-bats.How did losing their best pitcher to a back injury breathe life into the offense? “I just really think it was our time,” Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said. “It was unfortunate, the fact that he went down. But it was time for the offense to come through.”Turner agrees, saying the offense was due to come alive whether Kershaw was taking his turn every fifth day or not.“I think a lot of guys were struggling early in the year,” Turner said. “We said, regardless of him, we knew guys just had to stick with it and eventually you’d be who your history says you are.”Four Dodgers regulars had OPS of .900 during the Kershaw-free zone — Grandal (1.017), Corey Seager (.953), Adrian Gonzalez (.927) and Turner (.900). Seager (.345) and Gonzalez (.328) hit over .300. Grandal had 18 home runs in the stretch. Turner (41) and Gonzalez (45) drove in over 80 runs between them.“There might be something to it that when you lose a guy like Clayton it forces guys to focus a little more, be a little bit better,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But I think also part of it is by coincidence. We really struggled offensively early and we talked about it from April — the confidence myself, the coaches, the players had in themselves, we knew they were going to hit. Maybe it’s a little bit of both.”Ethier returnsOutfielder Andre Ethier completed his rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and will join the Dodgers in Miami this weekend. He will likely be activated before Saturday’s game.Ethier went 13 for 41 (.290) with four doubles, a home run and four RBIs in 11 games with the Quakes (five in the outfield, six at DH). The Dodgers will be able to use a DH for three games in New York next week, an opportunity for Roberts to give Ethier some playing time.“Wth ’Dre, obviously we’ve got to get him involved,” Roberts said. “He’s going to get some occasional starts. He’s going to be used off the bench in some big spots. With Andre, a lot of it is contingent upon his leg and the conversation he and I will have about what makes him feel good and how he can help us win baseball games.”Kazmir statusLeft-hander Scott Kazmir underwent a bone scan on his thoracic area Friday to determine the source of the pain that forced him to leave his rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City Wednesday after facing seven batters and retiring only two.The results of Kazmir’s exam were not available in Miami Friday. But Roberts talked pessimistically about Kazmir being able to return quickly regardless of the diagnosis, calling in to question his availability for the start of the playoffs.“Once we get the imaging we’ll have more clarity. But to come out of a game after X amount of pitches — it’s going to take some time to get back,” Roberts said. “To ramp back up, obviously there’s a shutdown period, it’s a couple weeks, with where we’re at on the calendar — it’s going to be a conversation. We’ll see.”NotesWith Kazmir’s anticipated return next week scratched, the Dodgers will start rookies Jose De Leon on Monday and Julio Urias on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Kershaw is scheduled to make his next start in the series finale against the New York Yankees on Wednesday. … Right-hander Carlos Frias was recalled and placed on the 60-day DL in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Kershaw to be activated from the DL. Frias was already on the minor-league DL with an oblique injury and hasn’t pitched since. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img MIAMI >> The Dodgers made good on Justin Turner’s promise.“If we were going to be where we wanted to be, everybody had to be better,” Turner said of the Dodgers’ mindset 10 weeks ago when they got the news that their ace, Clayton Kershaw, was going to the DL with a herniated disc in his back. “We didn’t have a meeting or anything. We just knew.“Clayton texted me and said, ‘Keep the guys going,’ things like that. I told him, ‘Don’t worry. We’re going to keep going. You just worry about getting back. And when you come back, we’ll be a better team.’”He was right. Kershaw left a team that was 41-36 and eight games out in its division. He returned Friday night to a team that had gone 38-24 in his absence — only the Chicago Cubs were better in that time — and built a five-game lead in the National League West.last_img read more