first_imgA CALL on all Limerick people to do their Christmas shopping in the city, comes from Limerick Chamber president, Kieran MacSweeneyThe Chamber is actively involved this year in promoting the city through financial support and with the festive lights now on and the season getting into full swing, Mr McSweeney says:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are urging all Limerick people and those of the greater Mid West region to enjoy their Christmas shopping experience at home and to buy local in these difficult economic times for everybody, because we must all support each other in creating a better 2012”.A particular enticement to shoppers this year is the free on-street parking available in the city throughout December on Friday and Saturday afternoons.“Parking has always been perceived as an issue but this year we have two schemes up and running, with shops, hotels, restaurants and businesses rewarding their customers with parking vouchers for multi-storey car parks, while City Hall is offering free on-street parking on the weekend afternoons.“Limerick has so much to offer this festive period from the Christmas market to Limerick on Ice, pantomimes at the Belltable and UCH, storytelling  at the Hunt Museum, treasure hunts in the People’s Park, Santa in the Milk Market, not to mention the great value offers our fantastic hotels  have for those from out of town and the city centre has something for everybody in the family – an eclectic mix of retail, cafés and great ambience”.The chamber is promoting Limerick this Christmas through financial support for a national campaign, co-ordinated by the Communications Office and funded by Failte Ireland, Limerick City Council, Shannon Development, Limerick Business Association etc.*Signage has been erected on the approach roads to Limerick advising of the number of car spaces available at local car parks. Twitter WhatsApp Previous article‘Give the airport back to Shannon people’ – MaloneNext articleRestorative Justice Project focuses on needs of victims and offenders admin Print NewsLocal NewsShop local this Christmas, pleads Chamber chiefBy admin – December 7, 2011 476 center_img Linkedin Email Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFootball Administrator and bankroller of Neoplan Stars Abbey Pobi believes the citizens of the country have lost the passion and love for the Black Stars.Fans and various supporters failed to turn up at the Accra Sports Stadium on last week Thursday when the Black Stars beat Mozambique 3-1.This, according to Pobi, is as a result of the love lost between the Stars and citizens.“I noticed something when the Black Stars played Mozambique at the Accra Sports Stadium and what I saw was that the citizens have totally lost the love they once had for the Black Stars,” he told Joy Sports“We have noticed many matches played here at Accra but this is the worst I have witnessed because despite the match being played on Thursday, I expected massive support for the Stars.”“However this has been lost because of the unnecessary budget and bonuses they demand from the nation.” “We all saw what happened in Brazil. We were dumped out mainly because of monetary issues.Ghana are on the verge of qualifying for the Afcon to be held in Gabon next year. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgSubmitted by The Olympic National ForestTwo of the three fires that were reported at Olympic National Forest are still actively burning.  A minimal amount of rain was reported yesterday.  A Type 3 Incident Management Team and additional firefighting personnel and equipment have been ordered to assist.The Gold Fire, located approximately six miles northwest of Quilcene and ten miles south of Blyn, grew more active yesterday.  It is estimated to be 10 acres in size.  To ensure public and firefighter safety while suppression actions are underway, a temporary closure has been implemented in the Gold Fire area:The Little Quilcene Trail (# 835) is closed to public use between the Little Quilcene Trailhead and Tubal Cain Trailhead.The Mount Townsend Trail (#839) is closed to public use from the top of Mount Townsend north to the junction with the Little Quilcene Trail.The entire portion of Forest Service Road 2820 and Forest Service Road 2820-100 is closed to public use.  This closure is in effect until further notice.The Cabin Creek Fire, three miles northeast of Lena Lake and the Hamma Hamma campgrounds, is now eight acres in size.  It is burning in very rugged and inaccessible terrain.  Smokejumpers continue to staff the fire.The Zion Fire that was reported on Mount Zion is now out.Firefighter and public safety remain our highest priority as suppression strategies continue. Facebook77Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 10, 2016)–Breaking from the rail, favored Illuminant showed good tactical speed and took command turning for home to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 4 ½ lengths under Flavien Prat while negotiating one mile on turf in 1:35.36.Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and trained by Michael McCarthy, Illuminant switched back to the turf following a dull fourth place finish on the main track in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles La Canada Stakes here on Jan. 16 and appears headed back to graded stakes competition.“I’ll go ahead and enjoy this for a minute, but in the next 30 to 60 days, she could pop up somewhere in the Midwest, but I’m not sure where,” said McCarthy, a former longtime assistant to Todd Pletcher. “That’s up to everybody at Eclipse. We’ll sit down and talk about it.”Heavily favored at 6-5 in a field of nine older fillies and mares, the 4-year-old Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Quality Road paid $4.40, $3.60 and $2.80. With the winner’s share of $36,000, she increased her earnings to $152,650. She now has three wins, all on turf, from nine overall starts.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Journey On rallied from fourth to take the place at 5-1 and paid $5.40 and $4.20.Pacesetter Little Bit Lovely tired late, finishing a half length back in third. Ridden by Joe Talamo, she was off at 21-1 and paid $9.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.34, 46.75, 1:11.59 and 1:23.47.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more