€70 k J.P. donation for life saving service

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin TAGSfeaturedJ.P. McManuslimerickmarinerescuesearch center_img Print Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick Youth Service laments no votes for 16 year oldsNext articleEnergy providers must explain oil and electricity prices 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. NewsBreaking news€70 k J.P. donation for life saving serviceBy Bernie English – January 20, 2015 798 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook THE LIMERICK Marine Search and Rescue Service has been given €70 k by the J.P. McManus fund to put a floating pontoon in the River Shannon so that they can save precious minutes in getting to a person in distress in the water.The life-saving service has been given planning permission for the floating pontoon so they can moor two rescue boats and launch faster when they get a call.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The €70 k donation will cover the entire cost of supplying and placing the pontoon, which the team hope will be in service by May.Tony Cusack, Chairman of the service said they are “very grateful to Mr McManus. This is the third time we have asked him for help and each times he’s been so generous to us. This will save precious minutes when someone goes in the water.last_img read more

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Local man in serious condition after crash on Drumkeen to Stranorlar road

first_img Facebook Local man in serious condition after crash on Drumkeen to Stranorlar road Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleMicheala McAreavey murder trial could last another several weeksNext articleRelatives of Omagh bomb victims to meet Northern Ireland secretary today News Highland Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Google+ News Facebook By News Highland – June 17, 2012 Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Twitter Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a serious car crash in Co. Donegal.The single vehicle collision occurred at around twenty to ten last night on the Drumkeen to Stranorlar road.A 34-year-old man was seriously injured when the van he was a passenger in, overturned.Two other men, who were in the van, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.last_img read more

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Wind warnings issued for Donegal as storm Caroline heads for Ireland

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleConcern over lack of roster at two offshore Donegal fire stationsNext articleColl and Blaney re-sign for Harps News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Wind warnings issued for Donegal as storm Caroline heads for Ireland Two separate weather warnings have been issued as Storm Caroline bears down on Ireland.Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry are included in both of the warnings, while Leitrim, Sligo and Clare are included in the second warning.The first warning will be valid from now until 11pm tonight. Met Éireann says, southerly winds of up to 65 km an hour are expected with gusts of up to 110km an hour along coastal areas.The second, will be active for all of tomorrow, kicking in at 3am and expiring at 8pm.Describing the wind warning for Thursday Met Éireann says: ”An Atlantic storm will pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning.“The UK Met Office have named it Storm Caroline. Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also. Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp By News Highland – December 6, 2017 last_img read more

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Countrywide brings in new blood and asks for £165 million to restructure debt

first_imgCountrywide has revealed that it is to raise a further £165 million and has announced a new chairman, former M&S digital chief Carl Leaver, and a new CEO, who will be announced soon.The company has admitted that it is at a ‘critical inflection point and is in urgent need of recapitalisation to reduce its net debt and lessen its exposure to its lenders’, and that the Group remains burdened by excessive debt.The new cash is to be via a £90 million capital raise through an investment by private equity firm and shareholder Alchemy. This will be via a 66 million share issue and a new £75 million loan from its existing lenders with a four-year term.A significant portion of the new funds will be used to pay off its existing debts, which are currently £91.9 million.The conditions of the new finance package mean that current group managing director Paul Creffield (left) is to retire and Executive Chairman Peter Long is to step down.The announcement is within its half-year results which reveal £44.6 million of government help including deferred VAT and deferred PAYE and national insurance payments.It has also persuaded its branch landlords to move to a monthly payment scheme, rather than the usual quarterly payment payments.Income plummetsBut income dropped by nearly a third during the Covid monthly from £241.6 million for the same period (January to June) last year to £173.8 this year.Savage cost-cutting and the government financial aid helped Countrywide stay profitable with an EBITDA of £14.9 million, down from £19.2 last year despite an £8 million tenant fees ban hit.Some £10.8 million of this profit came from sales and lettings, a 23% improvement, suggesting that the company’s turnaround plan is kicking in.“With the right capital structure and Alchemy as a supportive controlling shareholder, I am confident that there is a very bright future for Countrywide. I look forward to helping to harness the capability of the Countrywide team to deliver for customers and, ultimately, creating value for shareholders,” says Leaver (right).Countrywide’s other big shareholder, Catalist, is strongly opposed to the debt plan – read our separate story here.carl leaver Catalist Partners Peter Long Paul Creffield Countrywide October 22, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Countrywide brings in new blood and asks for £165 million to restructure debt previous nextAgencies & PeopleCountrywide brings in new blood and asks for £165 million to restructure debtPaul Creffield and Peter Long are to step down as the company pays a heavy price for its effort to reduce the firm’s heavy indebtedness.Nigel Lewis22nd October 202005,049 Viewslast_img read more

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Good Housekeeping recommends craft chain’s mince pies

first_imgMince pies baked by Thomas the Bakers have been applauded by consumer magazine Good Housekeeping.The festive treats were awarded 73/100 for their homemade appearance, fruity filling and thin pastry, putting them in the runner-up position, just off the top spot.The influential magazine tested 165 festive foods this year, including 19 mince pies from all the big-name supermarkets and high-end retailers.The independent, family-run Yorkshire bakery beat stiff competition from third-placed Tesco Finest, Asda Extra Special in fourth and Bettys’ Classic in fifth, to secure a strong second position with only Heston from Waitrose scoring higher points.General manager Simon Thomas said: “Winning the official approval of the Good Housekeeping Institute is an amazing achievement for us. It’s like Santa’s come early this year and given us the gift at the top of our wish list.“We’ve worked very hard to get our mince pies just right, putting together the perfect combination of tender, crumbly pastry and sweet yet sharp filling. To receive this level of national recognition is very sweet indeed.” Thomas the Baker products have hit the top 10 in four separate high-profile taste tests in 2012, out-scoring premium ranges from top names like Marks & Spencer, Harrods and Fortnum & Mason, and have won a further 10 independent taste tests over the years.last_img read more

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A look inside Prada Group’s UK Pasticceria Marchesi

first_imgPasticceria Marchesi has opened its first location outside of Milan on Mount Street, London. British Baker takes a look inside.The location spans approximately 750 sq ft and was previously a butcher’s shop. The décor pays homage to this, incorporating the old tiling on the walls, wrought iron hooks on the ceiling and some of the existing signage printed on the glass.The space also draws on the charm of Marchesi’s original shop in Milan, with wooden features and displays of confectionery.The London venue comprises two rooms, a main room with some seating and the patisserie counter, and a rear dining room that has shelves adorned with confectionery and chocolates in pastel-coloured boxes.Pasticceria Marchesi offers an all-day menu, with sweet and savoury baked goods, including its signature Mignon Pastries and Veneziana (a brioche filled with vanilla custard and topped with almond paste), as well as panettone, which is served year-round. It also offers a lunch menu with dishes such as risotto and omelette.From 5:30pm, the site serves cocktails such as Negroni alongside aperitifs including almonds, olives, biscuits and small tartlettes.It will be open from 8am-7pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday.last_img read more

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Share A Slice to donate 1,000 pizzas to key workers

first_imgSource: Share A Slice(L-R) Sandeep and Raj, founders of Share A SliceBrixton-based Share A Slice is set to donate over 1,000 pizzas to key workers this Christmas.The pizzeria is commencing its 12 Days of Christmas charity giveaway from 7-19 December.The project is an effort to give back to Share A Slice’s local community by feeding frontline staff and key workers from 12 different organisations.The traditional Neapolitan pizzas will be donated to organisations including Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, Brixton Soup Kitchen and King’s College Hospital.Brixton Station’s TFL staff, supermarket employees in Brixton and Windmill Care Home staff will also benefit.Share A Slice has two sites at community space Pop Brixton and Bussey Rooftop Bar in Peckham.The social enterprise aims to tackle the ongoing problem of hunger and lack of hot food available for those living on the streets in London.Founders Raj and Sandeep began their journey by travelling to Naples to train under master pizzaiolo Enzo Coccia at Pizzeria La Notizia.The pizzeria uses fresh ingredients imported on a weekly basis from Italy. The dough is left to rise for over 24 hours, to provide a “light and soft” taste. Vegan options are also available.last_img read more

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Drought deepens

first_imgBy David Emory StooksburyUniversity of GeorgiaTropical Storm Fay brought beneficial rain to Georgia in late August. But a very dry September has led to the return of low stream flows across the state and worsened drought conditions.All streams in Georgia except those originating in the extreme southern counties are extremely low. Most streams in the state’s northern half are at or near record low flows for this time of the year.Because of the extremely low stream flows, many counties have had their drought level classification changed to a more intense drought level.The region now in extreme drought is north and east of a line from Burke, Jefferson, Washington, Hancock, Putnam, Morgan, Walton, Gwinnett, north Fulton, Cherokee, Pickens and Murray counties. This includes the cities of Athens, Augusta, Blairsville, Clayton, Cumming, Gainesville and Madison. Extreme drought conditions occur about once in 50 years.Severe drought now exists north of a line from Screven, Jenkins, Candler, Toombs, Jeff Davis, Telfair, Ben Hill, Wilcox, Dooly, Macon, Schley, Marion, Chattahoochee counties. It includes Atlanta, Columbus, Macon and Rome. Severe drought conditions occur about once in 20 years.Moderate drought conditions exists in Appling, Bacon, Bullock, Coffee, Crisp, Effingham, Evans, Irwin, Pierce, Quitman, Stewart, Sumter, Tattnall, Turner and Webster counties. Moderate drought conditions occur about once in 10 years.Mild drought conditions are found in Atkinson, Berrien, Brantley, Clay, Lanier, Lee, Long, Randolph, Terrell, Tift, northern Ware, Wayne and Worth counties. Mild drought conditions occur about once in seven years.Abnormally dry counties are Baker, Brooks, Bryan, Calhoun, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Glynn, Grady, Liberty, Lowndes, McIntosh, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas and southern Ware.The biggest concerns over the next several weeks will be stream flows and soil moisture. Lake Lanier is at a record low for this time of the year. In the Savannah River basin, Clarks Hill Reservoir only has 2.78 feet of usable pool remaining, Lake Russell 1.31 feet and Lake Hartwell 19.57 feet. Since Lake Hartwell is at the top of the basin, its water will be used to support downstream reservoirs and other water needs. Lake Hartwell’s water level is expected to drop significantly over the next several weeks.Farm ponds are showing the lack of rain. Beef and dairy producers are having to move cattle for drinking water purposes or find alternative water sources.Low soil moisture in the fall can be good for harvesting some crops. But not all farmers benefit from the dry conditions. The dry weather will likely prevent some from getting another cutting of hay. It will also inhibit the planting of small grains and over seeding of pastures.The probability for meaningful drought relief over the next couple of weeks is low. October is still in the tropical storm season. But the likelihood of tropical weather impacting Georgia diminishes rapidly as the month progresses. Additional drought information and updates can be found at www.georgiadrought.org. Automated weather data across Georgia is at www.georgiaweather.net. Daily rainfall from CoCoRaHS is available at www.cocorahs.org. U.S. Geological Survey data is at ga.water.usgs.gov. Water conservation information is available at www.conservewatergeorgia.net.last_img read more

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January Climate

first_imgAfter a record-setting warm December 2015, January 2016 in Georgia was slightly cooler and drier than normal. While El Niño conditions mean a continuation of slightly cooler-than-normal conditions in February, it should also mean a wetter-than-normal month. Wet conditions through February have the potential to delay farmers and the start of planting season. In January, despite the state being drier than normal, Alma, Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia, saw higher-than-normal rainfall, with Alma recording 0.33 inches above normal, for a total of 4.59 inches, and Atlanta recording 0.94 inches above normal, for a total of 5.14 inches. Atlanta recorded the highest rainfall in the state during January. Rain early in the month caused problems with flooding in some locations. A mail carrier’s vehicle was swept away by a flooding creek in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, after the carrier made a wrong turn and drove across a flooded roadway. Fortunately, the carrier was rescued after being trapped in the vehicle for a couple of hours. According the National Weather Service, the lowest precipitation total recorded in the state during January was in Augusta, Georgia, with 1.66 inches, 2.25 inches below normal. Athens, Georgia, received 3.68 inches, 0.37 inches below normal; Columbus, Georgia, received 3.20 inches, 0.65 inches below normal; Macon, Georgia, received 2.52 inches, 1.72 inches below normal; Savannah, Georgia, received 3.13 inches, 0.56 inches below normal; Brunswick, Georgia, received 3.15 inches, 0.07 inches below normal; Rome, Georgia, received 3.37 inches, 1.45 inches below normal; Valdosta, Georgia, received 3.89 inches, 0.68 inches below normal; and Albany, Georgia, received 3.66 inches, 1.16 inches below normal. The highest verified single-day rainfall from Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network volunteers was 2.82 inches near Riverdale, Georgia, in Clayton County on Jan. 22, followed by 2.65 inches near Gainesville, Georgia, in Hall County on the same date. The highest monthly total rainfall was 6.85 inches, observed near Dillard, Georgia, in Rabun County, followed by 6.69 inches near Cairo, Georgia, in Grady County. The Dillard observer also reported the highest snowfall for the month, with a total of 8.5 inches reported. Temperatures across the state were below normal in January. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 42.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 0.9 degrees below normal; Athens averaged 42 F, 1.5 degrees below normal; Columbus averaged 45.5 F, 1.7 degrees below normal; Macon averaged 44.9 F, 1.4 degrees below normal; Savannah averaged 48.4 F, 1.1 degrees below normal; Brunswick averaged 50.6 F, 0.9 degrees below normal; Augusta averaged 44.2 F, 1.2 degrees below normal; Albany averaged 48.1 F, 1.2 degrees below normal; Alma averaged 48.6 F, 2.1 degrees below normal; Rome averaged 39.5 F, 1.6 degrees below normal; and Valdosta averaged 50.1 F, 0.3 degrees below normal. However, combined with the record-setting warm December temperatures, the winter so far is still well above normal as far as temperature. Two record low daytime high temperatures were set in January. Savannah and Alma both set records on Jan. 23. Savannah reported a daytime high of 40 F, beating the old record of 41 F, and Alma reported a daytime high of 41 F, beating the old record of 42 F. Both of the old records were set in 2003. No severe weather was reported in January in Georgia, although some unofficial reports of high winds were received during the month. The outlook for February and early spring shows the continuation of El Niño-like weather. After the El Niño dies away, a swing to La Niña is expected by late summer, which will increase the chance of dry conditions later in the growing season. The Atlantic tropical season is also expected to be more active than usual in the absence of an El Niño. For more information, please see the Climate and Agriculture in the South East (CASE) blog at blog.extension.uga.edu/climate, or visit gaclimate.org. Please feel free to email your weather and climate impacts on agriculture to [email protected] to share on the blog.last_img read more

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Biden says fighting for US ‘soul’ after big primary wins

first_imgJoe Biden moved a step closer on Tuesday to a November showdown with Donald Trump, notching up big primary wins over Bernie Sanders, his sole remaining challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination.Biden, 77, the centrist former vice president, cruised to victory in Missouri and Mississippi and scored a resounding win in Michigan, where Sanders, 78, the leftist senator from Vermont, had hoped to make a stand.The race was too close to call in Washington, the other major prize at stake, while two more states were also still counting votes — Idaho and North Dakota. Addressing supporters in Philadelphia as his victory took shape, Biden struck a presidential tone as he declared on national television that he would lead “a comeback for the soul of this nation.””We’re bringing this party together,” he said. “Tonight we’re a step closer to restoring decency, dignity and honor to the White House.”Biden reached out to his sometimes bitter rival Sanders and his supporters, telling them “we share a common goal.””Together we’ll defeat Donald Trump,” he said. Biden’s huge victory in Mississippi where he won around 80 percent of the vote, reflected his popularity among strategically vital African-American voters. He defeated Sanders by 25 points in Missouri.His win in Michigan, the Midwestern industrial state which could be a key battleground in November, was a major setback for Sanders, who narrowly beat Hillary Clinton there four years ago.Barring surprises, Biden now has a clear path to becoming the Democratic standardbearer in a potentially bruising and deeply divisive matchup with the Republican incumbent Trump.The main question remaining is whether Sanders, a self-declared democratic socialist, will fight to the bitter end as he did four years ago against Clinton or bow out early.Many Democrats accuse the firebrand Sanders and his devoted supporters of damaging Clinton just as she was struggling — ultimately unsuccessfully — against the Trump insurgency.’Tough night’ Sanders did not immediately address Tuesday’s results.But his press secretary indicated he had no intention of pulling out, touting Sunday’s next debate as the chance for America to “see Biden defend his ideas or lack thereof.”Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the charismatic New York congresswoman who is one of Sanders’ most high-profile supporters, said there was no “sugarcoating” the results, however.”Tonight’s a tough night for the movement,” Ocasio-Cortez said.  Adding to nerves in a country on edge after three tumultuous years under Trump, fears of the coronavirus epidemic prompted both campaigns to cancel election-night rallies planned in Cleveland, Ohio.Organizers of the upcoming television debate between Sanders and Biden likewise said they would take the extraordinary step of not allowing the usual live audience.Their caution was at odds with Trump, who has vowed to keep holding his typically raucous rallies despite the concerns about large gatherings.Trump’s campaign manager dismissed Tuesday’s results, saying “it has never mattered who the Democratic nominee turns out to be.”Both are “running on a big government socialist agenda” and Trump “is on an unstoppable drive toward re-election,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said.For Biden, Tuesday’s six-state contest, coming a week after his strong Super Tuesday performance, demonstrated that his once shambolic campaign is gathering strength and is now ready to face Trump.Michigan in particular, which Trump narrowly won in 2016, was targeted by Biden as a place to put down a marker ahead of the November election.Sanders had accused Biden of selling out to corporate interests and ignoring a passionate leftist base.But the former vice president has insisted on steering a centrist line that he says can bring the divided country back together — and it appears to have paid off.- ‘Traditional Democratic coalition’ -Banking on his credibility as Obama’s vice president, he has managed to get out an enthusiastic black vote.With stories of a hard-knock childhood frequently featuring in his speeches, Biden also wants to recapture the blue collar white voters that Trump successfully poached from the Democrats in 2016.”Biden is putting together the traditional Democratic coalition, and that’s still a very powerful one,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor of political history at Princeton University.In another boost, Andrew Yang became the latest of a string of former rivals for the Democratic nomination to endorse Biden.As the candidate, however, Biden will face an intensely polarized landscape, as illustrated during a campaign stop early Tuesday.Biden was speaking at an under-construction automobile plant in Detroit, when he was confronted by a worker who accused him of planning to take away Americans’ firearms.In the startling exchange, Biden struck back, telling the worker he was “full of shit” and insisting that he supports the constitutional right to bear arms. “I’m not taking your gun away,” he said in the encounter, which Trump backers pointed to as evidence of Biden’s inability to stand pressure — but his own supporters saw as a show of mettle.Topics :last_img read more

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