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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

PREMIERE: The Jauntee Release New Single & Video, “Puppy In My Pocket”, Off Forthcoming New Album [Watch]

first_imgThe Jauntee—featuring guitarist Caton Sollenberger, keyboardist Tyler Adams, bassist John Loland, and drummer Scott Ferber—are rising stars on the jam circuit, steadily expanding their dedicated following in their hometown of Boston into a solid fan base across the country. Performing an average of 100 dates per year nationwide, the band has won over countless fans with their unforgettable live shows, next-level jams, and musical risk-taking.On September 14th, The Jauntee will release a brand-new album, Always Never Knowing. Mirroring the group’s high-energy live shows, the sixteen-track album was recorded during their two-night run at Cambridge, Massachusetts’ The Bridge Sound & Stage, with the whole album professionally recorded, mixed, and mastered by Alex Allison and Tom Waltz. Featuring nine previously unreleased tracks (which fans may know as staples of their live shows), the album reformats four live sets of music recorded in Cambridge, emulating The Jauntee’s high-octane live shows in the best way possible.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a new single, “Puppy In My Pocket”, off The Jauntee’s forthcoming release. “Puppy In My Pocket” is the first track off the second disc of Always Never Knowing. While the first disc features lyrically driven songs and classic “suites” from The Jauntee’s live catalog—like “Colorado” > “Dog Gone Blues” > “Regretless Acceptance”—the second disc showcases The Jauntee’s extensive improvisational abilities, which are on full display on this 19-minute-long release.As drummer Scott Ferber explains about “Puppy In My Pocket”,I like “Puppy In My Pocket” because it’s simple, catchy and open-ended. There’s no real chorus, yet the whole tune is a sing-along; it’s always a crowd favorite. It can open a show, close a set, be a three-minute rocker, or a 30-minute jam. In many ways, the song encapsulates The Jauntee’s sound. It’s basic yet musical, whimsical yet philosophical, and a perfect launch pad for improvisation.Adds bassist John Loland, “Fans seem to enjoy ‘Puppy in my Pocket’ live every time, which makes it fun to play. We chose it as single because the song itself is short and catchy while at the same time being able to tie in the live improvisational aspect.”You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of The Jauntee’s newest single, “Puppy In My Pocket”, below or stream it on SoundCloud here.The Jauntee – “Puppy In My Pocket”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Pre-order for the forthcoming Always Never Knowing will launch soon on the band’s website here before the album is formally released on September 14th. If you’re digging what you hear, make sure you check out The Jauntee’s Bandcamp here, which shows just how unforgettable the group’s live performances are. You can also check out a list of the band’s upcoming shows below, with new tour dates scheduled to be added in the coming weeks.The Jauntee Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:9/1 – Your Mom’s House – Denver, CO~9/13 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY*9/14 – Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA9/15 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT*9/16 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA*9/19 – Otus Supply – Ferndale, MI9/20-21 – Resonance Music Festival – Thornville, OH9/26 – The Firmament – Greenville, SC^9/27 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA^9/28 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN^9/29 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL^9/30 – Songbirds – Chattanooga, TN^10/5 – CukoRakko – Steele, AL~ Phish Afterparty* w/ Leftover Salmon^ w/ TwiddleView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Inside Marketing: Why credit unions need to have media sections on their websites

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’ve visited hundreds of credit union websites over the years, conducting research for various projects and reviews. Many of them are excellent. In the last few years, the quality has gone through the roof in a good way with compelling graphics, helpful text and vastly improved layouts and navigation.But there’s one section that seems to be lacking on most of these websites: a media or press section for reporters and editors.Why? Well, here you can get a quick history of recent company activity, milestones, new customers/clients, issues and trends or events. It’s a one-stop location for a quick glance at everything your credit union in this case is doing. Editors love this stuff, and I would think your members would, too.The media section is a smorgasbord of content for anybody looking into your organization. It’s all right there. A good media section will include: continue reading »last_img read more

Woman Killed in Franklin Square Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 85-year-old woman died after her car was involved in a crash with another car in Franklin Square over the weekend.Nassau County police said the woman was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt southbound on Franklin Avenue when she crashed into a northbound Infiniti G37 while making a left turn onto Oaks Drive at 2:41 p.m. Sunday.The woman, whose identity wasn’t immediately released, was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly later.The 25-year-old man who was driving the other car was hospitalized for treatment of a broken leg.Homicide Squad detectives impounded the vehicles and are continuing the investigation, which they said does not appear to be criminal.last_img read more

Phillips captures much-anticipated Hobby Stock win at Stuart

first_imgWhen the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers flew Friday at Stuart Speedway, Jack Phillips cele­brated his first feature win in a quarter-century. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)By Cyndie LambSTUART, Iowa (Aug. 17) – There were some emotions in victory lane to be sure, following Jack Phillips’ IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win Friday at Stuart Speedway.Phillips held off all challengers in taking the checkers and his post-race speech was emotional as he announced this was his first win in 25 years.John Watson was second and Jeremy Purdy third.Clint Luellen led the IMCA Modifieds to the checkers and Brandon Pruitt was best in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.Austin Luellen topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and Hunter Patrick paced the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.last_img

Sporting Index expects Chelsea to fall just short of record run

first_img Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Share Football traders on Sporting Index have predicted that Chelsea will fall just short in their quest to set a record number of consecutive Premier League victories.The spread betting firm expects Antonio Conte’s side to take three points against both Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, but fail to beat Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on New Year’s Eve. The Blues would therefore fall two short of emulating Arsenal’s 14-match winning run.However, Sporting Index has predicted that the current league leaders will go on to win the Premier League title by seven points. In a tight relegation battle, Hull City, Sunderland and Swansea City are expected to be playing Championship football next season.Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “Antonio Conte has certainly worked his magic on a Chelsea side that looked all at sea in the early stages of the season. All good things must come to an end though, and we expect the remarkable winning run to be stopped by a stubborn Stoke side on New Year’s Eve.“Though Arsenal’s record would appear safe, we think the damage to the other contender’s title chances has been significant and expect Chelsea to win the league by seven points.“I’m afraid it isn’t good news for fans of Hull, Sunderland or Swansea though, as the three clubs are hovering over the trap door marked Championship football.”last_img read more

Local Cruise Line Launches “Voluntourism” Program for Bahamas

first_imgAs the northern Bahamas continue to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is taking its humanitarian efforts there to another level.For the past three weeks, the ship “Grand Celebration” has been bringing volunteers and aid to the main port on Grand Bahama.On Wednesday, officials with the cruise line announced they are launching a new effort called ‘voluntourism.’CEO Oneil Khosa says, “To get back up and running, getting cruising and getting tourism back to an island that just saw devastation of this magnitude is remarkable.”With that in mind, the the Grand Celebration will set sail on Friday evening from the Port of Palm Beach for two-day trips to Grand Bahama.The weekly commercial sailings are resuming at discounted rates, while giving people the option to book a trip as a tourist, a volunteer or both.“We believe the growth, the recovery and the sustenance of the island is hugely dependent on our cruise ship and cruise passengers,” says Khosa.He adds, “We are still receiving tremendous aid in our warehouse and we’ll continue to ship that which is critical for the island. They need supplies.”Fares are $99 per person, whether as a tourist or volunteer, along with a 50 percent discount for a second traveler in the room.Khosa explains, “As much as we want to help the volunteers get there and help Grand Bahama we also don’t want to shortchange our regular passengers. So we have lowered the overall prices so that everyone can benefit from them, whether you are cruising or are a volunteer.”Additionally, tourists will be able to stay on board, or be taken to the south portion of Grand Bahama, which was least affected by the storm.The program will continue indefinitely, as the restoration efforts continue on the northern islands.“Whatever you’re doing by getting on this ship is helping the Bahamas,” says Khosa.The company’s second ship, the Grand Classica, is set to begin a new route to Nassau on October 12.last_img read more

Leslie Coulter – A Woman’s Place In The Olympia Landscape

first_imgSubmitted by Cathy Johnson of Dandelion GardensLeslie Coulter (center) is the landscape designer for Outdoors by Design.What do software engineering, landscape design, and landscape installation have in common?  Leslie Coulter!Leslie is an example of how we journey through life and adjust our journey’s path as we travel.  Like many of us, she went in one direction in her 20’s and then made a radical change as she approached her 40’s.  After 20 plus years as a software engineer for large companies, Leslie decided to engineer a little change of her own – to transform herself from a computer geek to a plant geek.Like many of us, she had always enjoyed gardening and had dabbled in a variety of artistic expressions, so landscaping was simply a new way to express herself.  She exchanged her computer desk for a classroom desk at South Puget Sound Community College’s Horticulture Department.  After graduating from SPSCC, Leslie and another graduate, Travis Meyer, opened Outdoors by Design to provide landscape design and installation services.Through design and installation, Leslie is able to provide artistic solutions to landscape problems.  “Northwest Informal” is her typical design approach with big sweeping curves, numerous woody shrubs, and perennials for fillers.  She especially enjoys using pavers, stones, and boulders to create the structure, i.e. “bones” of the landscape.“Northwest Informal” suits most residences and is easy to maintain – a critical point since most clients don’t have the time or inclination to spend hours doing landscape maintenance.Bamboo is a new favorite in her plant palette because there are many varieties of non-invasive (i.e. clumping) bamboo which she can utilize, deer don’t eat it, and bamboo fits very nicely into the Northwest landscape.   One of her business partners is a bamboo expert, so bamboo is not a scary subject.  The community isn’t a scary subject either, so she volunteers for Rebuilding Together, mentors students from SPSCC, and is a guest speaker for SPSCC fundraisers.In a typically male dominated field, Leslie excels.  Her business partners (Phil Comer joined the firm as a partner three + years ago) treat her like “one of the boys” and don’t condone any biases.   Most of the residential landscape clients are women.While clients aren’t a challenge for Leslie, but the soil can be!  Working year round requires her to work with all types of soil in all types of conditions – wet, dry, hot, cold, etc.  It can be very challenging to work with clay soil in February!Due to her father’s employment as an engineer for Georgia Pacific, Leslie moved around quite a bit as a child, living primarily in the South and New England areas of the country.  She went to college in Texas and decided to head west after graduating.  After moving to the Pacific Northwest, she fell in love with the landscape and her husband, Bruce.    After years of landscape work, she still loves to look at the landscape “big picture” instead of focusing on individual plants or elements. Looking at the entire structure of the landscape and the many ways to design it really makes her happy.  Her design and installation work allows her to fully exercise her beloved Spiderman’s “Spidey sense”.You won’t find Leslie hanging in a web, but you will find her hanging around in a landscape. Facebook4Tweet0Pin0last_img read more