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

Food Week kicks off at Saint Mary’s

first_imgIn preparation for Thanksgiving feasts, Saint Mary’s began its annual Food Week yesterday, however, encouraging students to learn healthy eating habits and prioritize nutrition.Sophomore Mary Kate Luft said Food Week, which started in 2012, teaches students the implications of wasting food and emphasizes the value of eating right and working out. (Editor’s note: Luft is a Viewpoint copy editor for the Observer)“We may have an abundance of food here, which may cause us to be under the impression that there is an unlimited supply of food, but we need to realize that this is not the case for many people,” Luft said. “I hope that students will realize just how much food they are throwing away. I want them to become aware of how much food they put on their trays, and I want them to learn to limit this amount just to what they are going to actually eat.”Luft said she hopes students’ concerns about excess food waste will increase after weighing their trays during the Noble Family Dining Hall’s lunch hours Wednesday.“I often see plates full of food on the tray return that will just be thrown away,” Luft said. “If you’re not actually going to eat something, don’t put it on your tray.”Luft said this year’s Food Week promotes multiculturalism by serving Middle Eastern cuisine as well as Central and South American dishes on various nights of the week. Luft said she hopes that exposing students to foods they don’t often encounter will encourage them to step outside of their comfort zones.“We hope to possibly increase students’ understanding and appreciation of other cultures and the people of those cultures,” Luft said. “We also hope to regularly serve these foods even after Food Week ends to continue to give students opportunities to try foods from other cultures.”Luft said students will gain lifestyle advice throughout Food Week with an Exercise and Healthy Habits presentation tonight at 8 p.m. at the Angela Athletic Facility. The formal tips for healthy eating and working out precede a screening of the documentary “Fed Up,” with a supplementary question-and-answer session with dietitian Samantha Kauffman, she said.“Food Week promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing students with events that focus on health and nutrition, such as the event with Yoga Club that focuses on how to properly nourish your body before and after working out,” Luft said. “Students will have the opportunity to learn more about how to eat healthily and make sure they are getting proper nutrition.Luft said she hopes the messages of Food Week will stick with students long after this five-day event. The Saint Mary’s Student Government Association coordinated this week’s series of activities with all students in mind, hoping that everyone benefits in at least one way, she said.“Besides having a ton of fun, students will be able to learn about healthy eating habits, sustainable and ethical food sources, and foods from other cultures,” Luft said. “They will have the opportunity to voice their opinions about food served at Saint Mary’s.”Tags: Food Weeklast_img read more

Watch a Sneak Peek of Bryan Cranston in HBO’s All the Way

first_imgBryan Cranston in ‘All the Way’ View Comments We hope that four-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston has room on his awards shelf! The stage and screen star is set to reprise his Tony-winning performance of Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO film adaptation of All the Way and by the looks of the first trailer, below, more trophies will be heading in his direction. Helmed by Jay Roach, Robert Schenkkan penned the small screen take on his Tony-winning play, which also stars Tony winner Frank Langella as Senator Richard Russell, Bradley Whitford (another familiar face to White House dramas) as Hubert Humphrey, Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson and Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr. The movie is scheduled to premiere on May 21 and we will most definitely be setting our DVRs for this one.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid one of football’s toughest opponents — Klopp

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Suarez agrees Atletico terms Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says his team are ready for one of football’s most difficult challenges as they visit Atletico Madrid in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg. The European champions are runaway leaders in the English Premier League and favourites to progress against Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side have been erratic in the Spanish La Liga and could well miss out on qualification for next season’s competition. Klopp, however, lauded Atletico Madrid and said his side would need to be at their best if they are to come away with a result. “This is one of the most difficult fixtures in the life of a football player,” Klopp told a news conference on Monday in Madrid. “They are a really well-organised, well-oiled machine who are amazing at squeezing results. “They are in a transition period, that’s normal, but they are fighting with all they have. It’s really difficult. “They’re a results machine. They have speed, aggression and a clear philosophy. I know we are in the country of tiki-taka, but I admire things like that. For me, it’s all fine. “If there’s one team where you have to be at your absolute best, it’s against Atletico Madrid. They give you absolutely no presents. “If you work as hard as possible, you have a chance. If you don’t do that, you have no chance. There’s a reason they were in so many European finals.” Apart from Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri, Klopp has a full squad to choose from ahead of the showdown at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Liverpool lifted the trophy in June. Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold hailed the impact of goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who missed the first eight games of the season with a calf injury. Since returning, the Brazilian has conceded six goals in 17 Premier League appearances, including just one in his last 10. “We’ve run out of words for him,” Alexander-Arnold said. “He’s an unbelievable goalkeeper to have behind you and you can’t take him for granted. “He’s a world-class keeper, probably the best in the world. Really grateful to him. From his return from injury, he keeps clean sheets and makes it look easy.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: Atletico MadridDiego SimeoneJurgen KloppLa LigaLiverpoollast_img read more

Height dominance up front leads Syracuse past Clemson in straight-sets, 3-0

first_imgSantita Ebangwese took her two patented large strides up to the net, before striking the ball on the run, straight down through the opposing block and straight into the floor of the Women’s Building.Time and time again on Friday night, the Syracuse frontline outmatched a much shorter Clemson attack. Even as the Tigers tried to switch up attack plans, no coaching or strategy could overcome the aerial dominance of the Orange’s 6-foot plus attack. In Friday night’s battle, Syracuse (12-6, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) dominated the aerial battle above the net against Clemson (5-12, 0-5 Atlantic Coast), claiming a 3-0 straight set victory 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 victory.With no Clemson player up front over six foot two inches, the Orange towered above as the 6-foot-4 duo of Anastasiya Gorelina and Christina Oyawele piled up kills offensively. A lack of net resistance from Clemson led to Oyawele’s season high in kills (11) and a hitting percentage of .917. The hitting percentage set a single-match record for the program (minimum 10 attempts), a record that had stood previously for 23 years.“It’s good to have size, but it’s only size when you know how to use your size by doing the right things,” head coach Leonid Yelin said.The Orange put immense defensive pressure on Clemson through both blocks and errors from the Tigers’ leading attackers. Syracuse recorded 12 blocks, twice as many as Clemson, which was held to just a .037 hitting percentage, the second best Syracuse defensive performance of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I expect that we can do much better with blocking and tried to do more than we should at some points tonight,” Yelin said. “But we hope that every game they are learning how to do what they have to do to be disciplined, we have to stick to the game plan, and that is part of the game plan.”On the night, Clemson had 25 attack errors, mostly due to the long arms of freshman Dana Gardner and Ebangwese rising up to deter each kill attempt. As the match developed, the Tigers altered the game plan, attempting fewer pure power kills and opting to attempt to place their kills, specifically trying to tip the ball over Syracuse blockers.But when the Tigers tried to replicate the Orange success with blocking shots, many of those block attempts ended up in the Tigers’ net due to the power and angle of attack from Gorelina and Oyawele.Be it long arms on defense or powerful kills, Syracuse’s height was the difference on Friday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 7, 2017 at 12:03 am Contact Anthony: [email protected]last_img read more

New Chelsea signing Pedro makes debut against West Brom

first_imgNew Chelsea signing Pedro makes his debut for Jose Mourinho’s side in their Premier League clash with West Brom.The 28-year-old became Chelsea’s sixth recruit of the summer, joining Nathan, Radamel Falcao (loan), Asmir Begovic, Danilo Pantic and Baba Rahman.Mourinho wasted no time in handing the former Barcelona forward an immediate opportunity by naming him in his starting line-up to face Tony Pulis’s side. Pedro will play in support of Diego Costa along with Willian and Eden Hazard with Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas lining up deeper in midfield.West Brom team: Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt; Yacob, McManaman, Morrison, Fletcher, McClean; Rondon.Chelsea team: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more