Limerick TD – Save Shannon slots

first_imgOne of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Shannon Group statement on the Aer Lingus decision to close its Shannon Airport base Advertisement NewsBreaking newsLimerick TD – Save Shannon slotsBy Bernie English – January 19, 2015 694 Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Previous article100 jobs on way from AMAXNext articleDream of a City; poem for the day 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. WhatsApp Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Facebook Emailcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR As IAG was reported to be preparing a third and final bid for Aer Lingus , Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell (FG), has expressed his concern that Shannon’s Heathrow routes be preserved, and has confirmed that he will be raising the issue in the Dail this week.“This is a matter of absolute importance to me”, said Deputy O’Donnell.  “This is critical for Shannon, Limerick and the entire region in terms of gateway connectivity and jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The government must ensure that the State’s 25.1 per cent strategic shareholding in Aer Lingus is used to preserve the most strategic of all air connections, the Heathrow slots.“All the great work that has been done in strengthening Shannon airport would be undermined were the Heathrow slots to come under any threat in an impending deal for Aer Lingus,” he said.“Shannon’s independence has been successful, with passenger numbers through the airport increasing very strongly since the government made it independent.  In 2007, the Shannon slots were redeployed by Aer Lingus for the Belfast routes, and heralded a period of decline in Shannon that has only been halted recently.  This shows the crucial importance of these slots for Shannon airport.“I hold my views on this issue very strongly, and I am raising this in the Dail chamber this week.“We have worked very hard here in Limerick to bring in investment and create jobs.  Air connectivity is one of the key elements in this.  Heathrow is the most important hub in the world, and the government’s strategic shareholding must be used to ensure that Aer Lingus’s slots are used for the strategic benefit of Irish regions.  This underpins Shannon’s broader role as an economic generator in the Mid-West region, and means that Shannon is the only airport on the Western Seaboard with a direct Heathrow connection.“These slots are absolutely critical for Shannon, Limerick and the Mid-West as they allow us to connect directly with Heathrow and from there, all of the major financial and investment centres in the world.“Aer Lingus’s slots in Heathrow are a unique national asset from which we in the Mid-West derive some really crucial benefits.  These assets must be preserved for the people. TAGSAer LingusfeaturedKieran O’DonnellShannon airport Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Printlast_img read more

IMCA state champions awards are new this season from Eibach

first_imgThe Corona, Calif., manufacturer will give $100 certificates to drivers winning IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod state crowns.  CORONA, Calif. – Awards for state champions in six IMCA divisions are new this season, courtesy of Eibach Springs.  The 11-year IMCA sponsor had previously given awards in the same divisions, based on regional or national point standings. “For the last 68 years, Eibach has dedicated itself to producing the highest quality, most reliable, consistent racing springs on the market,” Cardey added. “Eibach has withstood the test of time and has continued to win championships in all major forms of racing across the globe year after year. We are a proud American company with a German accent. We are Eibach!”  “This new twist on the Eibach program is something unique and another way to emphasize the accomplishment of winning a state championship,” noted Yoder. “They will issue thousands of dollars in certificates through this program, as well as six complete sets of springs at season’s end. We are excited about these new awards.” Information about Eibach high performance products is available at the website, by calling 800 507-2338 and on Facebook. Eibach awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. “Eibach Springs wanted to come up with a new and exciting program to congratulate a wide variety of racers and (Marketing Director) Kevin (Yoder) and the guys at IMCA came up with the idea of awarding state champions, and we loved it!” Sales Manager David Cardey said. “IMCA has such a vast reach across the country in numerous forms of racing that this was a no brainer. We will be awarding close to $10,000 back to the racers and teams across our great country.” In addition, one randomly selected state champion in each of those divisions receives a set of four springs.last_img read more

State tennis players back to court at Chachal Tennis complex

first_imgOUR SPORTS REPORTERGUWAHATI: Sports arenas in the city are active again. National-level tennis players of the State returned to the court today for the first time after the lockdown was imposed to combat COVID-19. As a part of the decision of the All Assam Tennis Association (AATA), the national level players started training at the Chachal Tennis complex this afternoon. Initially, the AATA selected 18 players for the beginning of training and 10 of them turned up on day one. Talking to The Sentinel, the secretary of the AATA Ankush Dutta said, “As per the government advisory, only national level players have been allowed in the training. We are also following the standard operating procedure (SOP) sent by the All India Tennis Association.” He also added: “The players started their practice today maintaining social distance and coaches were advised to monitor so that all the guidelines are strictly followed.” It may be mentioned here that sports activities have come to standstill because of the lockdown imposed in March. The athletes were forced to stay at home for nearly two months and now they are raring to go.last_img read more