Bedford Row kids get sporting chance

first_imgTwitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement WhatsApp Email FAI Announce New Broadcast Deals for Three Senior Leagues JOHN Delaney, chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), was in Limerick this week to present tickets to parents and staff of the Bedford Row Family Project for the Republic of Ireland v Serbia match, which took place in Dublin last night.Delaney visited Bedford Row on Tuesday, where he commended the work of volunteers involved in community and sports groups in Limerick city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said: “We do a lot of community work and that’s very important to us. If you’re building a house you build the foundations first and the chimney is at the top of the house.“Declan Considine [FAI development officer for Limerick] is working with Bedford Row who do tremendous work for the kids. One guy spoke to me about his child being on this project and he told me about the boy’s enthusiasm for going to the Aviva.“If you’re rowing a boat and you’re rowing on your own it takes a long time. If you row against each other you don’t get there, but if you work together on the same mission you can achieve a lot.”Mr Considine has been working closely with the Bedford Row Family Project in his role with the FAI and he spoke of the importance of sport in giving children a positive social engagement.“I’d like to say a huge thanks to John Delaney for making people’s dreams come true. This can help to put them on the right road.“As a young lad I was touch and go what way I’d turn out; my love of sport kept me level headed. Also, without the support of FAI Regional Manager Tom O’Shea I wouldn’t be here.”Project leader Larry de Cléir said that the enthusiasm and dedication of Mr Considine made it possible for the group to get tickets to the Ireland match. He added that members of the Bedford Row Family Project are striving to display positive aspects of the prison service.“We have been looking forward to getting tickets for a long time and that was made possible through our relationship with Declan Considine and through the generosity of the FAI and the regeneration project for enabling football in children’s groups. A person who is enthusiastic will make an impact on children and Declan is very enthusiastic.“Ours is a unique project in that we are not confined to one community. You might usually associate prisons with kicking people away but we know another side to the prison service.” Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img Linkedin Previous articleRare white tailed eagle found shotNext articleJP commits €40m in Mid West funding Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. NewsLocal NewsBedford Row kids get sporting chanceBy Liam Togher – March 6, 2014 832 TAGSBedford RowBedford Row Family ProjectDeclan ConsidineFAIfeaturedIreland v SerbiaJohn DelaneyLarry de CleirMusic LimericksoccerTom O’Shea FAI confirm Ireland Summer friendlies Treaty Finish Pre-Season on a high ahead of Opening Day Clash with Bray LISTEN: Stephen Hunt Reviews Ireland Vs Serbia FAI CEO admits ‘video-gate’ was a factor in Damien Duff’s departure last_img read more

Australia and New Zealand picked by FIFA to host 2023 Women’s World Cup

first_img June 25, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditZURICH (AP) — Australia and New Zealand picked by FIFA to host 2023 Women’s World Cup. Associated Press center_img Australia and New Zealand picked by FIFA to host 2023 Women’s World Cuplast_img

FULL AUDIO: Ghana vs Cameroon pre-match conference [Appiah and K. Asamoah]

first_imgBlack Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah, and vice captain, Kwadwo Asamoah, addressed the press ahead of Ghana’s crucial Group F encounter against Cameroon on Saturday evening.Appiah, among other things, provided injury updates on captain Andre Ayew and Thomas Agyapong and also hinted at possible changes to his starting XI.Kwadwo Asamoah also answers questions on pressure to win the AFCON, whether he will be starting the game and compares the current team to the 2010 one he played in that reached the final.If you are looking for specific content, then check out the marked times as provided below:2:49 -Appiah on what changes he’s brought since making a return to the team (this is where he spoke about team building.3:58 – Kwadwo Asamoah on winning the AFCON8:12 – Kwadwo Asamoah on whether he starts or not12:26 – Appiah answers questions on his substitutions against Benin and Asamoah is asked to compare this current squad to the 2010 squad.20:20 – Appiah on whether he is afraid of the sack–last_img read more

Hi-tech art from heaven

first_img28 February 2003Satellite art, a new art form created by the interaction between technology and nature, has arrived on the South African scene.The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Satellite Applications Centre and a private company, Satell-Art (Pty) Ltd, have joined forces to bring a unique form of abstract art, created when humans interact with satellite technologies, to the South African market.The first Satell-Art collection was released recently, each scene covering a vista of 180 kilometres and produced as arts works of 1300mm x 800mm. They were all received at the Satellite Applications Centre and captured by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Sensor aboard the Landsat satellite.It is the first time that this form of art has been promoted in South Africa, and so far it has been favourably received. On evaluating it, South African art lecturer Nic Ciro commented: “It has the accidental, yet highly controlled, quality of Abstract Expressionism … [and] recalls the paintings of Rothko and sweeping grandeur of Pollock’s works.’Individuals interested in buying satellite art should phone Barry Shippel on 082 412 1905 or e-mail [email protected] reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Aircalin inks first Airbus A330neo order in Oceania market

first_imgThe toe-to-toe battle for aircraft sales in the Pacific region continues with Airbus registering a win on Tuesday with a maiden A330neo deal in the Oceania market.New Caledonian carrier Aircalin signed an agreement for two A320neos and two A330-900 aircraft at a ceremony in the French territory but has yet to reveal details about engines or cabin configuration.The narrow bodies will be deployed on existing regional routes such as Australia and New Zealand, while the A330neos will boost services to Japan as well as potentially open new routes to destinations such as China.Airbus touts the A330neo as the most cost-efficient aircraft in its size category,  offering a 14 per cent reduction in fuel burn,  a longer non-stop flying range of up to 4000 nautical miles and the lowest maintenance costs of any aircraft.It hopes other airlines will take note of the Aircalin decision.“They may only be a small airline but I think they’re well known for being very well run, very dependable and all of that,’’ Airbus executive vice president Europe, Africa and the Pacific Christopher Buckley told AirlineRatings from Noumea. “Hopefully it will lead to a few other A330neos elsewhere …  so it’s an important one for us.’’Although not the biggest of markets,  Oceania —  which includes Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands —  is still forecast to require more than 1000 new aircraft over the next 20 years worth $US160 billion.  Passenger traffic in the region is expected to grow at a respectable clip of  4.7 per cent per year.Both major manufacturers are counting coup wherever they can and Buckley conceded competition was  tough.Boeing announced last week that Fiji Airways had inked a deal to replace five Boeing 737s with  five B737 MAX’s to be used on the carrier’s short- and medium- haul network to destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The first two of the five brand new B737 MAX 8 aircraft will arrive in 2018 with the others coming a year later.Fiji Airways chief executive Andre Viljoen said the decision had been made after “an extremely exhaustive procurement and selection process’’ that highlighted improved operating economics and product enhancements as compelling reasons for the decision.It was a similar story at Aircalin on Tuesday as chief executive Didier Tappero outlined the reasons for sticking with Airbus.“As part of our plan to boost tourism to New Caledonia, Aircalin has made a strategic decision to renew its complete fleet with the A320neo and the A330neo to grow routes and connect New Caledonia to the region,” Tappero said. “The neo aircraft,  with its state-of-the-art technology,  will burn less fuel, lower our operational costs and offer our loyal passengers the highest standards in cabin comfort.”Buckley argues his US rival  is competing even more aggressively because it needed to  fill  737 MAX production slots as it continues to ramp up the rate at its Seattle factory. But he said  Airbus was  still ahead.He cited one Airbus advantage as the flexibility provided by the bigger A321neo, a plane taken by Air New Zealand and which gives the A320 family a variety of ranges and capacities. He also believed the A320 family  was best for the passengers and had superior economics.“We never underestimate the competition out there,’’ he said. “We just have to make sure the airlines understand exactly what our aircraft can do. ‘’One sale Airbus is keen to make in Oceania was highlighted on Friday when latest version of Airbus A350, the bigger A350-1000, took to the air on its first test flight.The A350-900 is already in service and Buckley said the manufacturer was pleased with the way it was travelling,  despite some “little niggles’’.“It wouldn’t be any secret to say we’d certainly love to see some 350s in this part of the world,’’ he said, noting there were long-term opportunities for he aircraft as Boeing 777 replacement at Air New Zealand and as a Boeing 747 replacement at Qantas.Airbus is particularly interested in Qantas plans for ultra long-haul routes to destinations such as Europe and is introducing a ULR version of the A350-900 for Singapore Airlines.“We’d be extremely interested in trying to make something work at Qantas with future derivatives, what we might call an ultra-long range version of the 350-900s and potentially the -1000 as well,’’ he said, noting that the question was what Airbus could offer in the gap between its A380 superjumbo and the Boeing 787-9.“So in the long term, and I think it is quite the long term, there is a window of opportunity.’’last_img read more

Farm bill listening session coming to Wilmington

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As Congressional committees begin prepping for the 2018 Farm Bill, the Ohio Farmers Union will hold a listening session and briefing in Wilmington on Sept. 18.The event will be held at the Moyer Community Room, Wilmington Municipal Building, 69 N South St, Wilmington, OH 45177. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to last two hours. The event is open to the public but will he geared to farmers. Light refreshments will be provided by the Clinton County Farmers Union.“It’s essential that despite the current dysfunction in Washington, Congress crafts a reasonable, responsible Farm Bill that provides a strong safety net,” said Joe Logan, OFU President.Logan said that the National Farmers Union is working with state organizations around the country to hold regional listening sessions where family farmers may come and share thoughts on what’s working and not working with current Farm Bill programs like Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).Comments from farmers around the country are being compiled and will become part of NFU’s Farm Bill lobbying efforts.The first part of the event will be devoted to taking unfiltered comments from farmers.Farmers will then get a briefing from NFU on the current state of the Farm Bill process. Dr. Harwood Schaffer, director of the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center at the University of Tennessee, will speak about potential alternatives to ARC and PLC.“Farmers cannot control the weather and we don’t control markets,” Logan said. “The Farm Bill and a reasonable safety net for producers is a vital part of our ability to continue to feed Ohio and the world — and it’s not too early for Ohio farmers to be heard on the next one.”last_img read more