€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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Google Flights will no longer charge for external booking links

first_imgMost of Google’s changes, such as allowing the airline, online travel agency, and free meta searches to sometimes be more on the page than Google Flights, have not yet been implemented. Therefore, it remains to be seen the extent of the impact of the changes on the flight optimization methods of passenger brands related to flights. Google Flights Sponsored Links Google Flights within Google travel pages Sponsored links in Google search “From the beginning of the month, we will no longer charge partners for Google Flight referralsSaid a Google spokesman. “Results within Google Flights will continue to rank according to user relevance, based on factors such as cost and convenience.” Although the breadth of the changes has yet to be seen, Google’s modified display algorithm could potentially be an important change for online passenger flight services that have felt the changes in Google’s releasing free results virtually out of the user’s sight. Google’s Flights feature is changing the way it makes money, and this could have significant consequences for travelers, online travel agencies and airlines. Shift. Nothing seems to change among the sponsored links from Expedition, CheapOair, CheapTickets, and Kayak that are highlighted at the top of the Google search results page when someone, for example, searches for “flights to Chicago.” However, the query “flights to Chicago” in the Google search engine is triggered by the Google Flights module, which is always the first result above all organic results, and just below the ads sponsored by Google AdWords. As of this month, Google will no longer charge airlines for booking links on their websites within the price comparison feature. Google Flights module in search engine Google Flight Module in Google Search Changes to airline compensation also affect Google Flights, such as service comparison features or meta searches on Google.com/flight. Passengers who clicked on the link within the Google Flights module, and within the Google search engine, were redirected to Google Flights within Google’s own travel pages. Google Flights For example, when a series of modifications are applied in the middle of next month, consumers searching for United Airlines on Google could see a free link to United.com or Kayak.com that is placed more on a page or screen than Google’s own flight search results module. Today, that never happens; Google puts its flight module above all organic results. The links that are visible under “Best Departures” or lower on the page were previously marked as “Advertisement”, but from now on they will be free for airlines, so this mark will disappear. Source / photo: Skift; Googlelast_img read more

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Cairns real estate: The rise of granny flats

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:42Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNerida Conisbee on the Royal Commission developments01:43HOUSE hunters searching for a spacious new abode will have definitely come across plenty of Far North properties with this increasingly population addition – the granny flat.Also described as self-contained studios or teenagers’ retreats, that extra small living space on the edge of the main property or even down on the boundary fence is becoming a must-have for the region’s buyers. 67 Hillview Cres, Whitfield comes with a granny flat.RE/MAX agent Cathy Ratcliffe said there had been a surge in buyers looking for homes which come with the extra but separate living space.“With regards to granny flats, I am finding in this day and age of extended families or kids either not leaving home or coming back home to study or save, there has been a big surge in buyers looking for these,” she said. Extra space could add extra to your asking price.“Also with AirBnB now being a real alternative to providing the homeowner with extra income, homes with a granny flat or homes that offer space or areas with the potential to be converted to a granny flat are coming into their own.”Ms Ratcliffe is marketing a character-filled home at 67 Hillview Crescent, Whitfield, on the market for $600,000, and said its proximity to all of Cairns’ amenities would bode well for the use of its granny flat. 6 Stevens St, Clifton Beach offers extra living quarters.A sprawling five-bedroom, four-bathroom home – with a granny flat and a price tag in the $900,000s – at 6 Stevens St, Clifton Beach, is one of the largest single-level acreage homes Cairns Property Office agent Debbie North has ever seen. “The L-shaped design works brilliantly for a combined family, AirBnB, extra income or just a large family wanting lots of space,” she said. “The granny flat is separate and consists of a bedroom, large bathroom and laundry and a 7.6m living room with its own kitchen.” Outdoors at 6 Stevens St, Clifton Beach.And, on the southside, a five-bedroom home at 1 Travolta Close, White Rock, has a semi-detached, two-bedroom granny flat or teenager’s retreat with its own bathroom which, like the rest of the house, has been freshly painted inside and out. It’s on the market for more than $600,000.Analysis by CoreLogic and Archistar showed there was capacity to build about 583,440 granny flats on individual existing properties across the eastern seaboard.The report also revealed the unique type of additional accommodation in the backyards of humble homes could add about 30 per cent to the value of a property and had the potential to push up rental return by as much as 27 per cent. 1 Travolta Cl, White RockMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe real promise of granny flats came when they could enable renters or buyers who wanted to access popular suburbs without paying a premium – by renting out the separate space.There are a host of companies now that specialise in granny flat construction and will often provide all services including appraisal, council approval, construction and rental property management.The downside is granny flats don’t usually attract long-term tenants, so the landlord should be prepared for high tenant turnover and extended periods in which the flat is not earning an income stream.Being close to an educational institution like a university might also be beneficial as students drive demand for affordable, no-hassle rentals. The pool at the White Rock property.Cairns Regional Council’s CairnsPlan 2016 requires a secondary dwelling to be no larger than 250sq m on a lot exceeding 10ha in a rural zone and no larger than 70sq m in all other zones. These guidelines ensure the secondary dwelling is subordinate to the primary dwelling.Although they can be self-contained, a secondary dwelling must be used in conjunction with the primary dwelling and cannot be separately leased or serviced by water, electricity or garbage collection. A secondary dwelling is required to have one carparking space in addition to the two parking spaces for the primary dwelling – a total of three carparking spaces on the site.There is no minimum lot size for a secondary dwelling, however, the lot needs to be of sufficient size to accommodate the activity.last_img read more

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