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IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation

first_imgTwitter RugbyIrelandNewsSportIRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season CancellationBy Raffaele Rocca – March 25, 2020 74 Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoronaviruscovid19IRFUIrish RugbyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRugby Print WhatsApp Previous articleSpeech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with stricter guidelinesNext articleEvery household in Ireland to receive COVID-19 information booklet Raffaele Rocca RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img A general view of a rugby ball. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/SportsfileThe Irish Rugby Football Union has said it will make €500,000 available to clubs due to the cancellation of the season following the Covid-19 crisis.After reviewing it’s financial position and agreeing on a way forward, Domestic Games Director Colin McEntee will inform clubs of the application process.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The union will also provide clubs with additional guidance and advice in relation to maintaining their clubs during what is very much unchartered waters.Irish Rugby will continually assess the financial implications and damage caused by the crisis across all strands of the game nationally with the duration of the corona crisis being a key factor in any recovery.The IRFU issued the following statement on their website.The 2019/20 domestic season concluded last week with a number of fixtures outstanding. Current government restrictions also prevent clubs from running important fundraising events.We know that this has placed many clubs in a difficult financial situation, particularly with regard to cashflow.The IRFU’s revenue stream has been severely curtailed, however we want to support clubs as much as we can.What are the IRFU doing for clubs?1. We have agreed to funding of €500,000 to be made available to clubs. We will come back to you with further detail as soon as is practicable.2. We will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months from April 1st.Loans in excess of €4 million have been made available to clubs by the IRFU under its current Financial Assistance Scheme. A moratorium on all club loan repayments will be put in place for a period of four months, effective from April 1st, 2020. This will benefit the 56 clubs with payments outstanding to a value of over €150,000 during this period.What can clubs do?The IRFU encourages all of its clubs to draw on any government assistance available to them.There are a range of support schemes for organisations impacted financially from coronavirus.The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has outlined a number of Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses including:• Credit Guarantee Scheme• Loans for microenterprises• €200m SBCI COVID-19 Working Capital Scheme• €200m Package for Enterprise Supports• Advice for engaging with revenue, checking insurance covert, talking to your bank and taking immediate steps to manage your cashflows.The IRFU are in ongoing contact with Sport Ireland and will provide updates with specific information on how this relates to rugby.Clubs are advised not to contact provincial branches in relation to funding until an update has been provided centrally from the IRFU.The post IRFU make €500,000 Available to Clubs Hit By Covid-19 Season Cancellation appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Foreign envoys extend condolences over death of President Jokowi’s mother

first_imgSeveral foreign envoys in Indonesia have taken to social media to extend their condolences over the death of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s mother, Sudjiatmi Notomihardjo, on Wednesday.Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan offered his condolences on his official Twitter account, @DubesAustralia.Deepest condolences from myself and all Australians in Indonesia and at home to President @jokowi and his family on the very sad news of the passing of his mother, Sujiatmi Notomiharjo. Turut berduka cita.— Gary Quinlan (@DubesAustralia) March 25, 2020“Deepest condolences from myself and all Australians in Indonesia and at home to President Jokowi and his family on the very sad news of the passing of his mother, Sujiatmi Notomihardjo,” Quinlan tweeted. Responding to the news of the Sujiatmi’s passing, South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang Beom also offered his condolences on Twitter.On behalf of the Korean Embassy and the Korean community, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, mother of President Jokowi. May she Rest In Peace with the Almighty. @jokowi @UmarHad73314840 @korembindonesia @Kemlu_RI @kompascom @jakpost pic.twitter.com/y0g4lrj2Ky— KIM Chang Beom (@changbkim) March 25, 2020“On behalf of the Korean Embassy and the Korean community, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, mother of President Jokowi. May she rest in peace with the Almighty,” @changbkim tweeted, alongside a picture of Sujiatmi embracing Jokowi.Meanwhile, British Ambassador to Indonesia Owen Jenkins tweeted his condolences in Indonesian on his official Twitter account, @DubesInggris.Turut berduka cita atas meninggalnya Ibunda tercinta dari Presiden RI @jokowi Ibu Sudjiatmi Notomihardjo. Semoga arwah beliau diterima disisiNYA.— Owen Jenkins (@DubesInggris) March 25, 2020“I’m very sorry about the passing of President Jokowi’s beloved mother, Sudjiatmi Notomihardjo. May she rest in peace,” Jenkins wrote.Sujiatmi passed away at age 77 in Surakarta, Central Java on Wednesday, presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman confirmed.President Jokowi departed from Jakarta and arrived in Surakarta at 5:52 p.m. on Wednesday, the Presidential Palace press bureau said in a statement.Jokowi said Sujiatmi had died from an illness she had suffered for the past four years and asked the public to pray for her. Her burial was scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday.Topics :last_img read more

Brazil trials of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine show promising results: Governor

first_imgThe governor of Brazil’s São Paulo state said on Wednesday that Phase 3 clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd have shown promising results and it may be available to Brazilians as early as December.Governor João Doria added that Phase 2 trials of the potential vaccine had shown an immune response of 98% in the elderly.Some 9,000 Brazilian volunteers are participating in the Sinovac vaccine trials, which are being conducted by the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo city and 11 other locations, including the capital, Brasilia. At the start of next year, Phase 3 trials of Russia’s “Sputnik-V” COVID-19 vaccine will also be conducted on 10,000 volunteers in Brazil in partnership with the state of Paraná’s Technology Institute, known as TecparBrazilian lab and hospital group DASA SA said on Wednesday it had agreed to conduct Phase 2 and 3 trials in Brazil for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by COVAXX, a unit of privately owned United Biomedical Inc.On Tuesday, Brazil’s acting Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said a COVID-19 vaccine would be rolled out for all Brazilians in a mass vaccination starting in January. Topics :center_img Brazil, which has the third worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the world after the United States and India, has become a testing ground for at least two vaccine candidates.One such vaccine is being developed by AstraZeneca, which has had to pause global trials after an unexplained illness in a participant in Britain.Trials for the AstraZeneca vaccine on 5,000 volunteers in Brazil are well advanced and have not produced any problems in participants, according to the immunobiology center of Sao Paulo’s Federal University, which is running the trials.Vaccination of volunteers in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador have been put on hold, but work continues monitoring those who have received the first and even the second dose, a university representative said.last_img read more

Grenada launches new booking engine

first_imgNewsRegional Grenada launches new booking engine by: – January 12, 2012 11 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Photo credit: hotelhelper.asiaST GEORGES, Grenada — The Grenada Board of Tourism (GBT) and the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association (GHTA) have jointly launched a new, and improved, booking engine on their respective websites which, it is expected, will bolster the island’s tourism industry. The implementation of Regatta allows hotels, villas and other activity providers in Grenada to use the websites of the tourism board and hotel association to exhibit control as to exactly how they are promoted. It also comes with the capacity to attract a much higher volume of bookings through the various channels that are available.“We have every intention of maintaining close relationships with our online travel agency (OTA) partners as well as our hotels,” commented Simon Stiell, Director of Tourism for Grenada. “But we are seeing impressive results from other Caribbean destinations that have implemented Regatta and this change in our online sales and marketing strategy makes perfect sense for us. Regatta’s powerful booking engine and destination marketing expertise is an attractive combination for any destination.” Commenting on this development, executive director of the GHTA, Pancy Cross noted, “Our hotels are very excited about this project. Regatta has made itself very accessible and we are pleased about having a partner that can finally help us reach consumers at a reasonable cost.”President of Regatta Travel Solutions, Ashwin Kamlani, stated, “There is much potential in Grenada, where the tourism industry is hungry for growth and waiting to take advantage of all of the new marketing tactics that are available on the internet. We are proud to have been chosen for this project.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

3 children rescued from burning Berbice house

first_imgThree children were rescued from a burning building on Monday morning by their neighbour after their mother allegedly locked them in the house and went to a nearby shop.The couple’s three children that were rescuedThe mid-morning fire at Lot 820 Block D Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, left 32-year-old Davanand Manroop and his 25-year-old wife, Bodhrani Manroop, called “Davie” along with their one, two and four-year-old children homeless.According to Bodhrani Manroop, she was cooking and made a quick trip to a nearby shop to purchase chicken when the incident occurred.She said her kerosene oil stove cooks slowly and as a result, she decided to put a pot on to cook rice and then go to a shop situated three lots away to make the purchase.The shop, she said, was crowded and she spent more time there than anticipated. She related that as she was returning, she saw fire emanating from her home.The mother of three said she dropped the chicken and ran to the back door which she had bolted from the outside, leaving the children locked inside.Meanwhile, Ramdeo Rai, who lives on the other side of the street, told this publication that with the aid of his son, he was able to rescue the children from the burning building.The aftermath of the fire“I was sitting on the verandah and when I looked over, I saw fire coming from the one side of the building. So, I go inside and call my son and we go over and I put him on my shoulder to climb up and go into the verandah and he go in and bring two of the children out…”He noted that in the process of doing so, “Davie” came running and opened the back door which was bolted from the outside and got the third child out of the burning building.Davanand Manroop and wife Bodhrani ManroopManroop also told this publication that she would normally lock the door from the outside when she had to leave home since on one occasion one of her children ventured out of the yard and fell into a nearby drain.Meanwhile, her husband, Davanand Manroop, who works as a labourer at the nearby lumberyard, is appealing to persons for assistance. He said that they lost everything. The building was owned by Nadia Rammanan. The woman told this publication that on numerous occasions she appealed to Manroop to take her children with her when she is going out. The woman said she was always fearful that the children left in the house unattended could be disastrous.According to Rammanan, the building was covered with fire insurance.Meanwhile, persons interested in assisting the family can make contact with them on telephone number (592) 669-2395.last_img read more

Halloween Weather: Trick-or-treaters advised to get out early

first_imgTrick-or-treaters hoping for an enjoyable Halloween night are being advised to go out early this afternoon to avoid the rain.Little witches, ghosts, superheroes, and many other characters are expected to be out and about in towns and villages across Donegal today.But with heavy rain expected in the evening, the trick to avoid getting the costumes wet is to go out before the showers hit from around 6pm. Met Eireann is forecasting a chilly night with low temperatures of 5 to 6C.‘Persistent and heavy rain’ is forecast for the north west in the evening time, which will ease later and clear slowly by early Friday morning.Friday will see further outbreaks of rain and heavy downpours could lead to local flooding in areas during the night.Met Eireann is warning of a washout weekend, with more rain forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Cold and clearer weather is expected for the early days of next week.     Halloween Weather: Trick-or-treaters advised to get out early was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more