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Met Éireann issues Status Orange weather warning for Limerick

first_imgLimerickNewsMet Éireann issues Status Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – January 12, 2020 1106 Email Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Previous articleRacing 92 prove too much for Munster in ParisNext articleCalls for a ‘Tall Buildings Strategy’ for Limerick City Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Storm Eleanor is about to make landfall in West MunsterMet Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for the entire country.Storm Brendan will cause high winds during the night that will bring rain during the day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A statement on Twitter read “#StormBrendan Status Orange warnings are in force for all counties & Status Red in marine areas. Status Orange conditions may pose a threat to life & property. Dangerous driving conditions, risk of falling trees. Avoid coastal areas if possible,”. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostStorm Brendanweather last_img read more

South American Defense Conference Begins in Santiago, Chile

first_imgBy Dialogo August 12, 2014 A joint approach with society, plans to unify the initiatives against the growing challenges that threaten the region – transnational threats, according to Benedict Anderson’s expression of nation as an ‘imagined community’: – People coming from different places who start feeling identified with a territory and/or nation, and seeking the construction of people’s homogeneity, providing basis for a belonging feeling (to that place, to that problem). When there is the understanding that the matter concerns everybody’s interests, it works as a “joint capacity forming a whole.” A forum of great value! Paraguay was also there to weigh in, especially since it is the venue for next year’s event. This week, senior military and civilian leaders from nine nations participate in executive-level, face-to-face discussions during the Fourth South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC) in Santiago, Chile, from August 12-14. United States Southern Command Commander, U. S. Marine Corps General John F. Kelly and Chilean Chief of the Armed Forces Joint Staff, Vice Admiral José Romero co-host the fourth annual SOUTHDEC conference with meetings, discussions and briefs focused on this year’s theme – “Civil-Military Cooperation in Support of Regional Security.” “Through this forum, we will have the opportunity to independently discuss issues of mutual interest amongst the various Chiefs of Defense present and also will allow us to consolidate a much-needed military link between the countries of South America.” said, Vice Admiral José Romero during his opening remarks. “One of the objectives of the conference is to also promote dialogue aiming to establish solid, enduring paths against all criminal groups, especially those involved in narcotrafficking and all related illegal activities in our region. We must share our experiences,” he added. Participants arrived August 11 to begin discussions regarding lessons learned, new threats and opportunities to collaborate on evolving and complex challenges. General Kelly helped direct the flow of the conference during his opening remarks in the morning of August 12. “The threats we face are transnational – narco-trafficking, human trafficking, illicit trade, weapons smuggling, money-laundering, natural and man-made disasters, and environmental phenomena. These are not challenges we can take on alone; nor are they the primary responsibility of the military. They require a whole-of-government or, as I prefer to say, whole-of-society approach,” General Kelly said as he addressed the audience. “The theme of this year’s conference directly gets at this point, specifically, the need for collaborative solutions to address these challenges.” In the next couple of days, participants will have the chance to learn about some concrete, real-world examples of what General Kelly and Vice Admiral Romero talked about during their opening remarks. Chile will share its experience providing military support to civilian authorities during the Valparaiso Fires; Colombia will chair a panel on the role of the military protecting natural resources; Argentina will chair a roundtable discussion on military support for international peacekeeping operations (PKOs); and U. S. Southern Command environmental and energy expert Myrna López Ortiz will talk about the impact of environmental and energy security on the work of the armed forces. Representatives from U.S. Northern Command and from international prominent organizations related to security, such as the Inter-American Defense Board also take part in this year’s SOUTHDEC. Throughout the three day conference, security leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States will convene to discuss in detail how the region’s military can improve their joint capabilities as a whole. Participants will also discuss new opportunities to collaborate in joint efforts and lessons learned, amongst other complex challenges currently facing the region. Days two and three of the conference will include bilateral meetings between conference participants focused on mutually agreed topics and areas of interest. SOUTHDEC is one of three regional security conferences sponsored by U. S. SOUTHCOM each year to provide forums for dialogue and exchanges among defense and security leaders from the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The last SOUTHDEC conference took place in Bogotá, Colombia, en 2012. last_img read more

India’s cricketers given significant pay rise … Salaries doubled, match fees hiked

first_img(REUTERS) – India’s cricket team have been given a significant pay rise, with the world’s richest cricket board (BCCI) announcing yesterday that it had doubled salaries for the 2016-17 season and hiked match fees across all three of the game’s formats.Players in the uppermost ‘A’ category have been put on a retainer of 20 million Indian rupees (£245,167.50) for the period ending September 20, 2017, up from 10 million rupees last season.That is still well short of the £700 000 retainers that England’s top cricketers, such as Alastair Cook or Joe Root are on, according to media reports, or the A$1.12 million ($858,816) for Australia captain Steve Smith.Top Indian cricketers also receive a match fee for each international appearance, and many benefit from playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).The BCCI said it had seven players on Grade A contracts, up from four last season, with Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and Murali Vijay joining captain Virat Kohli, former skipper MS Dhoni, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Ajinkya Rahane.Indian players on Grade B contracts, such as batsman Rohit Sharma and pace bowlers Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav will earn 10 million rupees each and Grade C players will earn 5 million rupees apiece.Notable exceptions from the list of players awarded contracts include off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and left-handed batsman Suresh Raina.Players also top up their income in the IPL Twenty20 competition, with the country’s media reporting that skipper Kohli, who captains Royal Challengers Bangalore, earned 15 million rupees from the league last year.England all-rounder Ben Stokes was bought for a staggering $2.17M by Rising Pune Supergiants ahead of this season’s IPL.The BCCI also increased match fees for the national team, with players now earning 1.5 million rupees per Test match, or three times as much as they did last season.Match fees for both one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals have been doubled, to 600 000 rupees and 300 000 rupees, respectively.The changes have been backdated to October 1, 2016, the BCCI said.last_img read more

Passion blowout city rival Force to keep national championship hopes alive

first_imgThe Passion (5-0) lived up to its billing as the hottest team in the Women’s Football Alliance League by shutting out the Pittsburgh Force 66-0, at Steel Valley High School’s Campbell Field May 19.The day began very badly for the Force and got progressively worse. First, the honorary captain for the game was supposed to be Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. However, Sanders was a no-show, just like he was for much of the 2011 season.After receiving the opening kickoff, the Force surprised the Passion by moving the football easily to mid-field. The team and the crowd were pumped up until a center to quarterback exchange was fumbled and recovered by the Passion.Passion first year head coach Harvey Smith designed an offensive scheme as potent as any in the country. The players studied hard to learn this new offense and picked it up without the help of Rosetta Stone. Through five games the Passion is averaging 52-points per game.Defensively the Force decided to gamble by double teaming star receiver Tammy Spencer, who is also the Passion’s community relations director. But concentrating on Spencer left the team’s other receiver with one-on-one coverage. Amanda Haeg caught four touchdown passes from quarterback Lisa Horton and ran for another.“We’ve got a really exciting offense,” owner Teresa Conn said. “We’ve got so many people back there. The same people can run it and pass it. We can do all the so-called trick plays. We just keep our opponents guessing.”If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Troy Polamalu has the utmost respect of his professional peers. Michelle Brevard-Wilkerson, a surgical technologist, wears the same number and plays the same position as Polamalu. Brevard-Wilkerson is an 8-year veteran and all-star, but the Most Valuable defender had to go to Olivia “Prime-Time” Griswold, who intercepted a pass and high stepped 50-yards and did a full body flip into the endzone.Griswold also had a couple quarterback sacks and a forced fumble and recovered a fumble.Fullback Melinda Henderson, yet another great football player from Aliquippa, made a lot of great blocks and bulldozed her way into the end zone for a touchdown.“It was a force of passion,” said Delana Williams, CEO of Eyes of Jordan. “Whatever boys can do girls can do better!”The best all-around player may have been Tia “Monti” Montgomery of the Force. The former Westinghouse High School all-star was all over the field. Montgomery blocked a kick, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and had a lot of big hits.“We are disappointed but we’ll bounce back,” said owner and head coach Kathy “Kat” Ferrari. “Everybody gets their butt kicked once in a while. Even the New England Patriots gets beat bad sometimes. Only difference is they get millions.”The Force don’t have enough players yet who can step up their “Swag” enough to compete with a team like the Passion.“Our goal is to win a national championship,” said Passion defensive coach Jerry Lee. “The national championship game is at Heinz Field and we expect to be there.”Heinz Field will host the 2012 Silver Sport Women’s Football Alliance National Championship on Saturday, Aug. 4. It will be the first time a women’s football championship will be played in an NFL stadium.Could the Pittsburgh Passion be America’s team? The Passion was the first women’s football team to have a game shown on ESPN.As keeper of the Passion, the important thing for Conn is to always be prepared. The flame must not be allowed to burn out, or even flicker.As a gladiator centuries ago once said, “What we do in life, echoes in eternity!” Dreams don’t end on the football field, it’s where they begin.Teresa Conn’s life has been one from which books of encouragement are conceived and movie deals end up on the big screen. But the dreams and achievements of this remarkable woman reach far beyond a fantasy story or cinema agreement.Last year Heinz Field hosted a football championship in the Batman movie of Gotham City.Coach Smith, Teresa Conn and the Pittsburgh Passion expect to win another championship, so get your popcorn ready. PRIME-TIME PERFORMER—Most Valuable Defender Olivia “Prime-Time” Griswold intercepted a pass and high stepped 50-yards and did a full body flip into the end zone. (Courtesy Photos/Pittsburgh Passion) There is no new thing under the sun, according to Ecclesiastes, but as football fans, we’d be better off had we been told, there is not now, nor will there ever be, anything like the Pittsburgh Passion. The Passion is Women’s Football’s Rock of Gibraltar—so solid or permanent, it can never be broken. last_img read more

Blues linked with Brazilian youngster and Spartak Moscow boss says he wants Salah

first_imgThe Daily Mirror say Chelsea are interested in Brazilian youngster Malcom.The Corinthians forward, 17, has been touted as one of his country’s best prospects and is also said to be a target for Barcelona.Meanwhile, the Daily Star pick up on reports in Russia that Spartak Moscow boss Murat Yakin wants to sign Mohamed Salah from Chelsea.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insisted that Salah will not be leaving Stamford Bridge, but Yakin is quoted as saying: “I want to sign both Salah and (Basel’s) Fabian Frei. I know both players well.There has been speculation about winger Salah’s future“I know the economic situation in Russia is not the best, but the club can afford both players’ wages.“The club president promised a surprise in the upcoming transfer market. I spoke with him about both Salah and Frei and I hope it will happen – that would be my Christmas present.“I’ll do whatever it takes to get Salah in the team, even if I have to beg for it.” Related West London Sport story: Salah is staying at Chelsea – MourinhoFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The best weed control is a growing crop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field LeaderThe best weed control is a growing crop. This is one of the lessons re-learned in 2019 according to a couple of long time agricultural chemical company representatives.“The earth was meant to be covered. If there is not a crop growing, nature is going to cover itself. Something is going to grow,” said Neil Badehnop, sales representative for Valent USA. “Overall weed control is done by the growing crop, and if the intended crop is not planted, something else will grow — in this case, it will be weeds.”In his over 28 years monitoring the weed situation across Ohio, Badenhop has seen first hand the reality of the old saying “Weeds beget weeds.” In those fields that were left bare and weeds were not properly controlled and allowed to go to seed, there was the potential for a huge build-up in the weed seed bank.“It will be a fight. It could be a 5- to 10-year battle to get back to where some fields were in terms of overcoming the build-up of the weed seed bank,” Badenhop said.Weed identification has become a bit of a lost art, but is as important today as ever.“Instead of using some of the old weed ID guides to specifically identify the individual species of weed which a farmer was dealing with, the new form of weed identification seems to have come wrapped in a jug with chemistry,” Badenhop said. “Lately it seems instead of planning the attack based on which specific weeds are causing the problem, now broadly defined weed complexes are targeted with chemistry.”Badenhop is concerned that this could give some farmers a false sense of security.“It’s not business as usual,” Badenhop said. “Just because weed control programs have been done the same way for some time, farmers need to be reminded that the weeds are evolving and changing. The farmer cannot be slow to evolve. He cannot keep doing the same thing as if weed control is just business as usual. We need to ask ourselves, am I pushing the envelope to be a better farmer and weed manager, or am I just being content to do what I’ve always done instead of staying ahead of the rapidly changing weed complex.”To set a crop up for successful weed control, it is important to have a management plan in place. “Farmers really need to plan for one pass in the fall followed by two passes in the spring — early burndown/pre-emerge followed by a post-emerge. Three total herbicide passes are probably what it is going to take to get back ahead of the weed seed bank build-up, especially with tough to kill weeds like waterhemp, palmer amaranth, marestail and giant ragweed,” Badenhop said.Many programs rely on hope that the residuals would hold back the weeds until late April or early May, but hoping is not an effective plan. Most residual herbicides — with the exception of chlorimuron (Canopy/Cloak) according to Ohio State University Extension research — dissipate over the winter and fail to provide any control of spring-emerging weeds.“A better plan is to save the money from the use of residuals in the fall and use it in the spring,” Badenhop said.Those same sentiments were reflected by another knowledgeable agriculturalist who has been monitoring the weed scene for multiple decades.“Effective soybean weed control really starts in the fall,” said Don Schneider, business representative for BASF. “Farmers need to pay attention to what is out there in the fall, and get control of it.”Warm fall nights can trigger early germination of winter annuals.“The next 6 weeks are a prime time to go after weeds like dandelion, chickweed, and marestail. A product like Distinct along with 2,4-D will take out the broadleaf weeds, and the addition of glyphosate will help with the grasses. Often the bluegrass clumps can get missed and grow in the late fall,” Schneider said. “A lesson a lot of farmers learned this year is how valuable a growing crop is to suppress weeds. A crop is needed after the herbicides to control weeds. We quickly forget how much an established crop will canopy and out compete weeds in a field. This year, for fields without a crop, the weed pressure just kept coming.”Ohio Field Leader is a project of the Ohio Soybean Council. For more, visit ohiofieldleader.com.last_img read more

How Not to Sell Your Drill

first_imgYour pitch might explain how your drill is different, the different results it produces and why you chose to design your drill the way you did. But it won’t be enough to sell your drill.How Your Drill Is DifferentYour drill might be faster than your competitor’s drill. It might be smaller and lighter. It might have more power. It might last longer than any other drill on the market. It might work in climates where other drills fail. Your drill might use less power, and it might be easier to operate.Your drill might be a one-of-a-kind marvel of modern engineering and design.How Your Drill Produces Different ResultsYour drill might produce more holes of different sizes than any other drill. It might produce holes that are so finely crafted that the holes from other drills simply cannot compare. And maybe the drill you sell can punch holes through substances that other drills just can’t penetrate.Your drill might produce dramatically different holes.Why You Make the Best Drill EverThe owner of your company may have struggled with other drills and decided to build a better one to help other people make better holes. His father may have been a carpenter, and he may have always dreamed of easing his father’s burden at work. It may be your company’s mission to elevate the craft of woodworking by creating the finest tools on Earth.The reason you make such a fine drill might speak to the highest values. But none of this is enough to sell your fabulous drill.Why Does Your Client Need HolesYour drill has no value unless someone needs holes. In your case, your drill has no value unless someone needs holes of the highest quality. None of the features, benefits, or values above matter otherwise.Your first job is to find someone who really needs holes, or to teach someone why one of their greatest strategic needs is holes. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Clark Kent shows up for House duty as Trudeau shows off latest

first_imgOTTAWA – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Justin Trudeau.The prime minister is disguised as Clark Kent as his Halloween alter ego for 2017.On his way to question period today, Trudeau descended the stairs sporting slicked-down hair and a blue suit with a bright red tie, surprising the assembled staff and journalists who were waiting for him.As he got to the bottom of the stairs, he opened his shirt to expose the Superman costume hidden underneath, quipping in both official languages that it was a big shock to see the prime minister dressed as a journalist, but “you know, gotta do it.”Trudeau has a history of having fun with Halloween, choosing Han Solo of “Star Wars” fame for his first year in office.Last year he went as a pilot from the French children’s book “Le Petit Prince,” while his youngest son, Hadrien, went as the title character.Trudeau wasn’t the only MP in the House getting into the Halloween spirit.Liberal backbencher Robert-Falcon Ouellette sported a blood-spattered white suit during question period, a costume he described as a “Bloody Harry” outfit.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version included an incorrect quote from Trudeau.last_img read more

Dionne Warwick and Friends Sing For The Hunger Project

first_imgLast night, the multi-Grammy Award winning music icon Dionne Warwick returned to the Royal Albert Hall once again in support of The Hunger Project.Warwick led a stunning All Star Cast, including Sir Cliff Richard OBE, Alexandra Burke, Boy George, Caro Emerald, Tony Hadley, Joe McElderry, Katie Melua, Mica Paris, Rumer and The London Community Gospel Choir.The evening was the culmination of events designed to raise awareness for World Hunger Day, and supported the international aid work of The Hunger Project.Last night also saw Dionne lead the first ever public performance of “One World, One Song” as a duet with Joe McElderry. The song was written to celebrate our ability to end world hunger sustainably and permanently.To learn more about how you can get involved, visit The Hunger Project websites in the US and UK. In the UK, you can donate now by texting LOVE28 £3 £5 or £10 to 70070.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more