Runway run a runaway success

first_imgNewsCommunityRunway run a runaway successBy John Keogh – November 7, 2014 936 Facebook Print Twitter  by Bernie EnglishSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  [email protected] THE Limerick branch of the Samaritans is set to share in a €26,000 donation from Shannon  Airport, thanks to a memorable fundraising programme by airport staff, supported by Bank of  Ireland. Three initiatives organised by airport staff over the past 12 months saw it raise its largest figure  to date across its annual designated charity programme, with all proceeds going to the airport’s  2014 designated charity, the Samaritans.The main event was the Bank of Ireland Runway  Run held on ‘Independence Day’, July 4 – the first night run on an Irish airport runway.1,000 runners went to the line for a floodlit 5km trek along the airport runway that raised more than €17,000, largely thanks to generous Bank of Ireland sponsorship. Runners came from as far afield as Cork, Mayo and Dublin for the Runway Run, which was fully booked three days in advance.As part of the fundraising campaign, airport staff also embarked on a huge endurance test for a day in May as they braved driving wind and rain to cycle 175km from King John’s Castle in Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher and back to Shannon Airport.The first leg of the programme was a musical celebration in December of last year when more than 900 gathered in the main terminal building and gave generously at a rip-roaring free show by the queen of accordion music, Sharon Shannon.Speaking at the presentation of the cheque at the airport, Shannon Group commercial director Andrew Murphy said staff were delighted to put their weight behind fund raising for the Samaritans. WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleMary gives depth to the little voiceNext articleCouncil silence over Scare Factory closure order John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Email Linkedinlast_img read more

ReadyH2 Now Offering Hydrogen Tanks for Wider Use and Distribution

first_img Twitter Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Doosan Mobility Innovation Hydrogen Tank By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp ReadyH2 Now Offering Hydrogen Tanks for Wider Use and Distributionlast_img read more

Widespread Panic Shares Pro-Shot “Pigeons” Footage From Fall Tour Performance [Watch]

first_imgWidespread Panic’s guest-filled New Year’s celebration is only a few days away, and the band’s loyal fans could not be more excited. Though the band has two shows booked in 2017, at Wanee and SweetWater 420 festivals, members of the group have publicly stated that they intend to take the year off from extensively touring. With that in mind, each and every performance in the later half of 2016 has an added significance that made them unforgettable shows.One such unforgettable memory was the band’s three night stand in Milwaukee, spanning October 22nd through the 24th. The band lit up the Riverside Theatre with their energetic Southern rock, treating fans to their classic originals and a bevy of Black Sabbath covers leading up to Halloween.To get fans excited for the shows ahead, Panic has shared pro-shot footage of their “Pigeons” performance on the second night of the Milwaukee run. Filmed and edited by Andy Tennille, be sure to kick back and enjoy this great jam that’s featured below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI – 10/22/16Set 1: Pigeons, Cotton Was King, Ain’t No Use, Tall Boy, Gradle, Ophelia > The Shape I’m In, 1 x 1, Henry Parsons Died (58 mins)Set 2: Sell Sell, Thought Sausage, Radio Child, All Time Low, Blight > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Drumz > Second Skin > Rebirtha > Space Wrangler (94 mins)Encore Me and The Devil Blues, Sweet Leaf* (13 mins)Notes * LTP 2.23.16 Norfolk, Valast_img read more

Fincantieri Cuts First Steel for Seven Seas Splendor

first_imgItalian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched construction works on Seven Seas Splendor, the second cruise ship to be built for Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), a brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.The steel cutting ceremony took place at the shipyard in Ancona on March 15.Seven Seas Splendor was ordered for EUR 422 million (USD 520.8 million) in March 2016.The newbuilding is scheduled for delivery in early 2020, according to Fincantieri.With its 55,500 gross tons, Seven Seas Splendor will be 224 meters long and will be able to accommodate 754 passengers on board.The new ship, which will follow Seven Seas Explorer delivered by the shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, in June 2016, will be built using the latest in environmental protection technologies, the shipbuilder said.last_img

Lionel Messi is the Face of Soccer: Antoine Griezmann

first_imgBarcelona: Barcelona’s last signing Antoine Griezmann has said that his new teammate Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world and the face of the sport.“For me, he (Messi) is the number one, like Lebron (James) in basketball. They’re the ideal,” the French international forward told Barcelona media on Tuesday, reports Efe news.“Lebron is the face of the NBA, and for me, Messi is the face of soccer because he has something different that others don’t have. We can only see (such talent) every 30 years or so,” Griezmann added.Griezmann, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner with France, also praised the La Liga champion side, saying that “all teams are different from Barcelona at the level of playing style.”He spoke directly to the club’s fan base as well, reiterating that he intends to entertain the crowd on and off the Camp Nou pitch. “I want to play in front of my new fans,” Griezmann said.“I believe that they already know me, I’m someone who gives everything on the field and I’m sure we’ll enjoy together.”Barcelona announced last Friday the signing of the 28-year-old on a five-year deal. The announcement came after the player’s international representatives paid his $134.6 million buyout clause included in his contract with Atletico Madrid at the La Liga offices. Atletico said the fee Barcelona had paid at the La Liga headquarters was not enough to cover the total amount of the buyout clause given the deal was struck before it was reduced. (IANS) Also Read: Atletico Madrid Accuse FC Barcelona Of Tampering With Antoine Griezmannlast_img read more

Bartlett meets Florida cruise ship operators

first_imgJamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett traveled to Miami, Florida in an effort to advocate for increased cruise shipping business for Jamaica.Bartlett attended several meetings with tourism interests including representatives of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and the Mayor of Miami Beach, Philip Levine.While in Florida, the Minister met with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) new President, Adam Goldstein.Miami Beach Mayor Phillip LevineThe meeting focused on ways to facilitate the hiring of more Jamaican crew-members, improving the guest experience at the Falmouth Port, as well as methods to strengthen the relationship between RCL and Jamaica. “We have been working very hard to improve and increase the capacity of the country’s cruise industry. The results of which have been spectacular. We recently entered the record-books when the ports of Falmouth, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston hosted a combined six cruise vessels in one day. We also welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship in Falmouth and Kingston received its largest cruise ship ever. So, I am very excited to meet with Royal Caribbean’s new president, so that we can build on our successes and strengthen our relationships with this and other major cruise-lines,” said Bartlett.The Minister also advocated for increased cruise business in Jamaica not only in his discussions with RCL but also with Mayor Levine.This trip forms part of cruise marketing efforts being undertaken by the Ministry through the Jamaica Tourist Board. Minister Bartlett previously met with RCL representatives in December 2016 during the FCCA’s reception for Prime Minister, Andrew Holness in Doral, Florida.Bartlett was accompanied by Delano Seiveright, Senior Communications Strategist, Tourism Enhancement Fund.last_img read more

Deja view – Joe Panik homer again sends Dodgers to a 1-0 defeat

first_imgPreviousSan Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, congratulates relief pitcher Hunter Strickland after the Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in a baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers Yasmani Grandal #9 reacts after taking a foul ball off of his foot during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger left fielder Matt Kemp #27 makes a running catch on giants’ Brandon Belt #9 fly ball in the fifth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodgers third baseman Logan Forsythe #11 bobbles a Giants’ Austin Jackson #16 ground ball and makes a throwing error to first base in the fourth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers third baseman Logan Forsythe #11 bobbles a Giants’ Austin Jackson #16 ground ball and makes a throwing error to first base in the fourth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto #47 throws Dodger Matt Kemp #27 out at first base during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto #47 catches a bouncing Dodgers Matt Kemp #27 ground ball during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Giants third baseman Evan Longoria #10 throws to first base for the out during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto #47 during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto #47 during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers Yasiel Puig #66 makes a catch on a fly ball during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood #57 during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood #57 during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood #57 during their game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill),Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants center fielder Austin Jackson catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Wood, right, reacts after striking out to end the sixth inning of a baseball game as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey walks away from the plate Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, left, jumps as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits a single to break up Cueto’s no-hitter during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto walks off the field after completing the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Cueto had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning until Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hit a single, breaking it up. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik, second from left, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, left, pitches and catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, watches along with home plate umpire Jim Reynolds during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik, top, runs toward first as he hits a solo home run while Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 30: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on as Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run off the first pitch thrown by Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on March 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 30: Joe Panik #12 is greeted by Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants after hitting a solo home run off the first pitch thrown by Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on March 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland throws to the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, congratulates relief pitcher Hunter Strickland after the Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in a baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers Yasmani Grandal #9 reacts after taking a foul ball off of his foot during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 29The Dodgers Yasmani Grandal #9 reacts after taking a foul ball off of his foot during their game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Friday, Mar. 30, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Second verse, same as the first.Joe Panik ruined the Opening Day party at Dodger Stadium, striking for the only run of the game and ending Clayton Kershaw’s unbeaten streak in season-opening starts.One night later, it was Panik again who provided the only offense in another 1-0 San Francisco Giants victory over the Dodgers. This time, he broke a scoreless tie when he led off the ninth inning with a solo home run off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.The Dodgers have started the season with their two best pitchers – Kershaw and Jansen – taking consecutive losses. It is the first time since 1968 that the Dodgers have started the season without scoring a run in their first two games. Dodgers’ Kike’ Hernandez should get most of playing time at second base with Justin Turner out Asked about his two cutters to Panik that registered 88 and 89 mph, Jansen dismissed the queries about out-of-sync mechanics with “Who cares?” repeating it four times.“No, man. It’s not mechanics,” Jansen said. “He just got me.” The game was effectively decided on Jansen’s second pitch of the season, an 89-mph cutter that Panik mashed into the right-field pavilion.“For Kenley, as I’ve learned him over the last couple years, when the velocity is down there’s a mechanical thing that’s not right. He’s not synced up,” Roberts said. “It’s not a health thing. He feels great. He feels strong. It’s not a usage thing. So I think it is a mechanics thing that he and Honey (Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt) will work through.“That pitch to Panik was inner third, belt high and 89, I think. Just kind of a cement mixer there, in his nitro zone and very uncharacteristic of Kenley.” Panik has been a giant among Lilliputians when it comes to offensive output in this series.Thursday’s 1-0 Giants win looked like a slugfest compared to Friday’s version. Errors (four, all by the Dodgers) outnumbered hits (three, only one by the Dodgers) and the Dodgers sent the minimum 27 batters to the plate. Starting pitchers Alex Wood and Johnny Cueto didn’t allow a hit through the first four innings – and Cueto took a perfect game into the seventh inning.Wood gave up just an infield single in his eight scoreless innings. At the same time, Cueto’s twisting, pausing and quick-pitching kept the Dodgers hitters off balance – not that they have found their sea legs yet this season.“It’s been two well-pitched baseball games,” Roberts said. “We know Cueto. He just executed well tonight, missed barrels and kept us off balance. The thing with Cueto is that if you don’t get baserunners and don’t get him in the stretch, that’s when he’s at his best keeping you off your timing, working you front to back. He’s got that thing in his delivery that he can change and again keep you off balance.”Cueto set the first 18 Dodgers down in order. The closest the Dodgers came to a hit in the first six innings was Yasmani Grandal’s line drive over the head of Giants left fielder Hunter Pence. With his usual hacky-sack player turned outfielder form, Pence went back on the ball, twisted and jumped up in the air to make a catchChris Taylor finally put an end to the perfect game when he led off the seventh inning by dropping a soft single onto the outfield grass. He was immediately erased in a double play and the Dodgers’ search for their first run of 2018 continued.Related Articlescenter_img “No. That’s not how we scripted it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of how things have gone off the rails since the choreographed pre-game ceremony Thursday.Without spelling it out, Friday’s starter, Alex Wood, channeled his inner Aaron Rodgers, reminding everyone that it might have been Panik time these two days but it was hardly panic time.“I’m sure everybody’s freaking out because we’ve lost two games,” Wood said. “But we still have a really, really good team.”Nonetheless, that team has given its followers much to freak out about – like an offense that is batting .121 (7 for 58) without an extra-base hit since the plumbing backed up and an invincible closer who has yet to break 90 mph with a pitch.“It don’t matter. It’s a long season, guys,” Jansen said after Friday’s loss. “Sometimes it’s going to happen. … It’s two games. You can’t be frustrated by it. Stay focused. We all have that goal. It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be a battle. We just have to go through it.” Dodgers investigate claim fan was beaten by stadium security on Opening Day Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more