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

SUU Football’s Achebo Named To 2019 Community Service Team

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Southern Utah football redshirt safety Somtochukwu Achebo was named to the Big Sky Conference’s Community Service team for the 2019 season.The award recognizes football student-athletes who have dedicated their time to the service of others and have gone above and beyond in making an impact on their campus and community.The Nigerian national posted six tackles and assisted in another stop on the season for the Thunderbirds. Written by Tags: Big Sky Conference/Somtochukwu Achebo December 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football’s Achebo Named To 2019 Community Service Teamlast_img read more

O’Brien hoping for rub of the green

first_img Press Association “We had been building up to that game (against Zimbabwe) for a long time,” O’Brien added. “Probably since November it’s always been in the back of our minds. It’s a relief to get out on the pitch and play the game and ultimately get the win. “It was a great two points for us. I think we played really, really great cricket right up until the 38th over of the match when we took our foot of the gas, but we got over the line in the end. “We’ve got to re-focus now for Wednesday evening and hopefully we can hit the ground running again and get off to a great start.” Ireland claimed a last-gasp victory over Zimbabwe at the same ground in their opener on Monday, when they were pleased to find a wicket with pace and bounce to suit their style. O’Brien hopes that will give his side a clear advantage against the UAE, who rely on their slower bowlers, and who Ireland beat by just five runs when they last met. That match came in qualification for this tournament in November and on a slower surface in Abu Dhabi. “It’s a great cricket wicket (at Sylhet),” O’Brien said. “There’s a bit of pace for our quicker bowlers and if you get in as a batsmen you can play through the line and score quickly as we saw (against Zimbabwe). “I think that favours us, there’s not as much spin as we saw in the UAE in November. “That will play into our hands potentially from a batting point of view and also bowling.” Ireland almost threw away victory against Zimbabwe before sneaking a bye from the final ball. That has left them with the upper hand as they look to progress from Group B and into the main draw where the likes of England, Sri Lanka and South Africa await. Only the top team from the four-strong group will progress, with Ireland’s final match against unbeaten Holland taking place on Friday. All-rounder Kevin O’Brien believes conditions will favour Ireland when they meet the United Arab Emirates in their second World Twenty20 qualification match at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium.last_img read more

Scott Shafer: Eric Dungey ‘probably doubtful’ for LSU game

first_img Published on September 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Eric Dungey will “probably be doubtful” to play on Saturday against Louisiana State, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in an interview with Cuse TV on Monday.The true freshman quarterback took a hit to the head in the second quarter of SU’s 30-27 overtime win on Saturday. Shafer said Dungey wanted to keep playing, but trainers said the team needed to be safe and take him out of the game. Now, it appears he will miss at least the Orange’s game against No. 8 LSU.“He’s doing good. I saw him today, he’s up and about. He’s being himself,” Shafer told Cuse TV. “… Probably doubtful for Eric, obviously.”Dungey had replaced the injured quarterback Terrel Hunt admirably. On Saturday, he had the best game of his short career, throwing for a touchdown and running for one more. In his absence, backup quarterback Austin Wilson struggled, and Zack Mahoney — a walk-on who was the fifth-string QB just two weeks prior — showed promise in limited time.Shafer didn’t commit to a potential starter should Dungey be unavailable. He said they’ll look at Wilson, Mahoney and even AJ Long, who Shafer said isn’t throwing “the way he’s capable of” since recovering from a hand injury this summer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re going to take all three of those guys and try to figure out where they’re at, see where Eric’s at,” Shafer said. “… We’ve just got to make the best decision for the team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 13: Daily fantasy football lineup advice for GPP tournaments

first_imgWEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS Week 13: Yahoo GPP Lineup PicksQB Sam Darnold, Jets @ Bengals ($28). Darnold has proven in consecutive weeks that if you put him up against a bad defense, he can shred it. Enter the winless Bengals. This should be another big week for Darnold.RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders @ Chiefs ($33). Kansas City has allowed more fantasy points per game to running backs than any other team, making Jacobs’ price so worth it for a high volume and high production game.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers vs. Redskins ($42). Paying up for McCaffrey just continues to seem like the only logical move when he produces every single time he takes the field. We have no worries at all about the Redskins slowing him down.WR DJ Chark, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers ($26). Tampa Bay has allowed four more fantasy points per game to WRs more than any other team. Nick Foles hasn’t inspired confidence, yet this feels like an opportunity for the Jags to get back on the right track.WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! CashWR Robby Anderson, Jets @ Bengals ($12). Getting Anderson at this price after two-straight weeks with scores and the deep-ball ability he has is an absolute steal. Jamison Crowder is $5 more despite last week’s dud, so Anderson is the obvious tournament stack with Darnold.WR Jakobi Meyers, Patriots @ Texans ($10). This is my play if Mohamed Sanu (ankle) Phillip Dorsett (concussion) remain out. That scenario got Meyers nine targets in Week 12, so his minimum price would be great. If at least one of them is playing, I’d pivot to $10 Kelvin Harmon of Washington, who’s seen six targets each of the past two weeks and gets a great matchup in Carolina.MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderTE Nick O’Leary, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers ($10). In addition to being bad against receivers, the Bucs are terrible against tight ends. O’Leary had four catches in Week 12 and should be the one to benefit — even if they’re garbage-time catches, they count just the same. Our Week 13 Yahoo daily fantasy football GPP lineup is relying on two Jets as our main NFL DFS stack. Taking a bit of a value stack allows us to pay up for three stud running backs, including Christian McCaffrey, that provide a great floor. Add two Jaguars’ pass catchers against the Buccaneers, and this lineup could have you near the top of tournament leaderboards come Sunday.We had one of our best lineups of the season in Week 12. The Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. stack was a great start. Paying up for Christian McCaffrey worked out wonderfully, as well, and Robby Anderson found the end zone while the Devin Singletary and Bills D/ST stack performed, too. If only Russell Wilson hadn’t missed Jacob Hollister on one of the easiest passes he’ll have to make all season, which would’ve been a touchdown, then we would’ve been even better. FLEX Melvin Gordon, Chargers @ Broncos ($22). This is more a volume play than a matchup one. Having three top-tier running backs creates an awesome floor-ceiling combo to build on in this GPP lineup, so even if one of the receivers doesn’t produce, we’ll still be in play to cash.MORE WEEK 13:Waiver pickups | FAAB budget | Snap counts | Stock watch | Fantasy playoff SOSD/ST Philadelphia Eagles @ Dolphins ($17). Ryan Fitzpatrick helps the Dolphins put up points, but he also turns the ball over a ton, and they still seem intent on giving the ball to the human embodiment of ineffiency, Kalen Ballage. Philly is a bargain as the beneficiary of all that.last_img read more

Woman Throws Molotov Cocktail into Broward Immigration Office

first_imgA woman threw a lit Molotov cocktail into the lobby of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Oakland Park this week.There were no reported injuries, according to the incident report the sent to Trump administration officials and viewed by The Associated Press.The woman walked into the office Friday afternoon and hurled a bottle filled with gasoline and a lit fuse. The fuse disconnected from the bottle and did not ignite, according to the report. Federal Protective Service officers then arrested the woman.Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, tweeted that the incident was “another example of the use of violence in place of debate by those who oppose the proper application of our immigration laws.”Although no one was injured, one person reported feeling ill from the smell of gas, and the offices were closed.last_img read more

Something Historic is Happening at Harlequin Productions

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsSomething historic is happening at Harlequin Productions.Harlequin is preparing to stage the third musical of their 2017 season. The company has never produced three musicals in the same year. This special third musical is a commemoration of Harlequin’s 25th anniversary season.“We wanted to do something special to celebrate our silver anniversary,” said Harlequin Managing Artistic Director Scot Whitney. “There are plenty of big musical fans out there, and we thought we’d give them a treat.”Harlequin Productions’ Little Shop of Horrors was such a hit that it was held over for an additional week of shows. Photo courtesy: Harlequin ProductionsFollowing The Stardust Christmas Dazzle and Little Shop of Horrors, the third musical of the season is the Last Five Years, running August 18-September 10.This musical features just two actors and tells the story of the rise and fall of a five-year relationship between Jamie and Cathy, played by musical theater veterans Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier. The two take turns singing songs, telling the story from their point of view. However, Jamie begins his story at the beginning of the relationship and each song moves him forward in time, while Cathy begins at the end of the relationship and each song moves her backward in time. This unique storytelling technique adds great nuance to the story, all backed by a breathtaking musical score by multi Tony-award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The result is a powerful story of love and loss and a poignant examination of modern-day relationships.Musical productions have always been a favorite at Harlequin Productions. Photo courtesy: Harlequin Productions.“It’s a profound story that is relatable for anyone who has felt their heart soar with love only to break with loss,” said the show’s Director Linda Whitney. “It celebrates the highest heights of love while acknowledging the lowest lows.”Harlequin’s presentation of this musical will be especially unique. As Linda Whitney explains, “When one of the actors is singing their song, the other will be accompanying them on piano. So the two characters remain engaged through the music even when only one is singing.”Musical fans can enjoy a bonus musical and celebrate Harlequin’s 25th anniversary by grabbing their tickets to The Last Five Years at read more

Rumson Superintendent Leads Honest Discussion About Underage Drinking

first_imgRUMSON – According to superintendent Peter Righi, the April 16 Healthy Community Meeting and alcohol awareness seminar at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School was about honest discussion.The educational program – which was mandatory for parents of those students who will attend the school’s upcoming senior prom – featured an opening information session on the laws associated with underage drinking by Rumson Police Sgt. Donald Schneider and Senior Patrolman Bryan Dougherty.Stacy Doumas, a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist for the Hackensack Meridian Medical Group at Riverview Medical Center spoke about the negative impact alcohol can have on the developing adolescent brain.However, the most poignant segment of the evening was saved for last, when Righi stepped to the podium to speak as both a school leader and father and offered his school community a sobering dose of reality.“This isn’t about judgment or pointing fingers. I’ve been here since 2000, raised four kids in this school system, and what we see growing here is a real problem,” Righi said. “Teenage alcohol use might be on the decline nationwide but I see it as a growing problem in our school and community.”Righi placed real-life scenarios and experiences to the information provided by Doumas, speaking of students entering school on Monday mornings who are visibly “not prepared” to be in classes due to weekend alcohol consumption.The superintendent also touched upon the role parents and guardians play in the process, expanding on the topic of the “cool parent” – a subject initially broached by Schneider and Dougherty – by cautioning residents against opening their homes and basements as safe havens for teenage drinkers or providing access to alcohol for teens. By Chris Rotolo | “Kids are going to do it. Teenagers are going to experiment with certain things and alcohol is one of them. But we don’t have to make it so easy for them,” Righi said. “We don’t have to tacitly agree. Kids are going to do things without our permission. But we don’t have to give them our permission either.”Though not directly addressed by Righi, the elephant in the room was an incident in Vermont in February, when 50 Two River-area students on a school break were discovered by local authorities at a party inside a home rented by a local resident. The students were all issued citations for possession of a vast quantity of alcohol and a civil amount of marijuana.Righi advised that Monday’s event was scheduled well in advance of that incident and was not reactionary, though the superintendent did admit that off-campus events like state championship football games at Rutgers University – where the Bulldogs program has appeared the last five years – have become increasingly difficult for him and fellow administrators to attend, as they are often called upon to confront students about excessive alcohol consumption.With the Vermont incident still hovering over this school community, and other off-campus issues related to alcohol becoming more and more regular, some parents in attendance said they were pleased with Monday’s session.“I’m very happy that we were able to have this event, because a lot of what was talked about needed to be said and I agreed with a lot of it from a professional and parental standpoint,” said Amy Clark of Rumson, who is the mother of a student in the district and a special education teacher at Rumson Country Day School.“There’s a lot of pressure on these kids to succeed in the classroom, to get into college, to be par t of a championship team. Those things don’t come easily. It takes hard work. And when you add alcohol to the mix, it can reverse everything your child is looking to do,” Clark added.Righi went on discuss the school board’s impending response to increasing underage drinking issues and detailed new changes in policies and procedures. They include turning off-campus underage drinking incidents (like those at state championship football games) over to police officers hired by the school district; no longer expunging in-school or out-of-school suspensions from student records; and altering the length or place of suspensions in an attempt to keep kids in school or bring them back to school more quickly.“This is valuable time we’re putting into dealing with these situations and they are taking away from the academics we should be worrying about,” Righi said. “It’s gotten out of hand and our school board has seen this.”When it comes to the prom, Righi announced the school will be utilizing a passive breath analyzer, asking all students in attendance to blow into it prior to entrance. The device records a student’s name and blood alcohol level. Righi also said the device will be used at athletic events, as well as other school-sponsored trips that require buses.This article was first published in the April 19-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Solskjaer urges Rashford to follow Ronaldo’s example

first_imgHowever, that was the England international’s first goal in six games.The 21-year-old began Solskjaer’s reign as United’s main centre-forward but has moved back to a wide role, with Romelu Lukaku coming in to score six times in three matches, including twice in the French capital.Ronaldo made his name in Manchester before going on to become Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer during nine seasons in Spain, leaving to join Italian giants Juventus last summer.But Solskjaer wants Rashford to see out his entire career at United, as well as learning from the Portuguese’s progression from wing wizard to prolific goalscorer.“There are legends we’ve had at this club that have stayed so long and been one-club players, and we hope Rashy’s gonna be one of them,” said Solskjaer.“I keep battering him with it that he should also score as many goals as Rom after training sessions have finished. You should always get them simple tap-ins, like Rom scored in the last few games.“Rashy’s goals are sometimes worldies and he does have a sensational strike of the ball.“But you see the improvement and maturity in Cristiano’s goals from when he was young to now, he scores more from inside the box and that’s what Rashy has to improve as well.”United’s remarkable recovery in Paris, becoming the first side in European Cup history to overturn losing the first leg 2-0 at home, appears to have all but guaranteed Solskjaer the manager’s job on a permanent basis.He revealed to a Norwegian podcast earlier this week that his contract with Molde, the club to which he was supposed to return in June following the end of his temporary stint with United, had been terminated.“That’s just the media,” he said on Friday. “I am not here to get excited, I am here to do my job.“With that contract issue, you cannot have two contracts when you’re a manager, so that contract was terminated.“I am contracted to Manchester United until the end of June.”Victory against PSG was all the more remarkable as United were missing 10 first-team regulars, but should be in significantly better shape for Sunday’s trip to Arsenal.Paul Pogba returns from suspension and will be joined by compatriot Anthony Martial after the Frenchman’s three-week absence with a groin injury.Solskjaer is also hopeful the midfielders Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, plus defender Eric Bailly, will also be fit for another huge game which will go a long way to deciding if United finish in the Premier League’s top four.“Eric is fine. Anthony will be available and hopefully we’ll have Nemanja and/or Ander ready as well,” said Solskjaer.“We’re looking better for it. They just need to have another couple of days training with the team. They’ve done well with their recovery work.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spot on: Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage time penalty to take Manchester United into the Champions League quarter-finals at PSG’s expense © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 8 – Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Marcus Rashford to be more ruthless in front of goal by following former United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo’s example.Rashford calmly converted the stoppage-time penalty that saw United complete an incredible comeback to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on away goals by beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 away on Wednesday.last_img read more