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Valuable prize drives up figures for Great Limerick Run

first_imgNewsLocal NewsValuable prize drives up figures for Great Limerick RunBy admin – February 16, 2011 577 Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Email THERE has been a surge in numbers signing up for the Great Limerick Run, with hopes that over 10,000 participants will hit the city and county streets for this year’s event.The Run, in its second year, will be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Riverfest festivities and central to Limerick’s year as European City of Sport.It is estimated that the event will generate €10 million for the local economy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the launch, it was revealed that a 2011 five door Volkswagen Polo will be up for grabs for a lucky participant who completes the Run.“One of the great aspects is that if you come first or last, you’re still in with a chance to win a car,” said Mayor Maria Byrne.“A lot more entries are expected between now and the closing date, and there are many events left in the 11 remaining months as European City of Sport”.Organiser, John Cleary, said the aim was “to present something Limerick would be proud of and that would grow year by year.“I’d like to thank the people for their participation. It demonstrates that Limerick is a true sporting capital”.The Great Limerick Run consists of a full marathon, a half marathon and a six mile run, with a prize of over €24,000 for the first across the line. Print Previous articleTrial begins of man accused of armed robberyNext articleUltimate Transformation WEEK ONE adminlast_img read more

Man arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by…

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Gardaí discovered a gun during a search of the man’s city-centre apartment, after they received intelligence that buildings had been damaged by gunfire three weeks ago.A licensed rifle was seized during the search, and the firearm is being forensically examined by Garda ballistics officers at Garda Headquarters, in Dublin.Gardaí were alerted after a refrigeration unit, located on the roof of a building, which is used to cool food produce in a city-centre store was allegedly damaged by gunfire.Acting on information gardai obtained a search warrant and searched an apartment in the city, arrested a male occupant, and recovered the licensed gun.One strong line of enquiry being examined is that the man was firing out of his apartment window at birds.Gardaí do not suspect properties in the area were specifically targeted.Using a cherry picker, Gardaí examined the facades and rooftops of a number of properties in the Cecil Street, Catherine Street, and Roche’s Street areas, last Wednesday, May 6, as part of the ongoing investigation.A source at a commercial premises, which is based at one of the buildings believed to have been damaged, said they were aware of a Garda investigation into reports of shots being fired in the area.Gardaí have carried out painstaking forensic work on the case and are hopeful of bringing charges, said a reliable Garda source: “There is a lot of ballistics work involved and this will play a big part in the investigation.”When contacted about the matter, a garda spokesman confirmed that “Gardaí carried out a search at an apartment in Limerick City on the 14th April 2020 where they seized a licensed firearm”.The spokesman said, “Gardaí arrested a man, aged in his late 30s, in connection with the discharge of a firearm in Limerick City which caused damage to property”.“He was detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.” TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimeLimerick City Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLISTEN: Aherne Reflects on Great Time with Aisling AnnacottyNext articleRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland call for pub outdoor areas to become non-smoking zones David Raleigh Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury WhatsApp Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers center_img Print Facebook The arrested man was released without charge pending the preparation of a Garda file to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by gunfireBy David Raleigh – May 11, 2020 1172 A man was arrested and questioned by Gardaí after a number of buildings in Limerick city centre were allegedly damaged by gunfire. Emaillast_img read more

School District, O.C. Tabernacle Partner For Childcare Program

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEWith the start of a new school year, with hybrid and remote learning as choices for families, the Ocean City school district has joined with the Ocean City Tabernacle’s Son Club to offer a program that would help meet the new and changing needs of students. The Son Club is offered for free during the school year from Monday through Friday for students grades K-8 and begins Monday, Sept. 21. To learn more about this program email [email protected] and staff provide homework help, mentoring, music and life skills, snacks and games.In addition, there is a fee-based remote learning Son Club that will be offered. Participants will enjoy indoor and outdoor games in grades K-6. They will be in consistent groups of 10. To register for the remote learning program, visit octabernacle.org/programs/remotelearning. Modifications have been made to both programs to adhere to all safety and health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor Jay Reimer, the CEO of the Tabernacle, explained that Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor met with the Son Club leadership. “Dr. Taylor phoned me and asked if the Son Club program could be modified to assist with the family needs for remote-learning days and for after-school help,” Reimer said Wednesday. “Dr. Taylor has impressed me so much with her strong desire to meet the needs of each Ocean City student and each school family.”Dr. Taylor said of the partnership between the district and the Son Club, “We are so thankful for community programs, City of Ocean City Youth Camps, businesses converting their spaces into Pod Learning Centers, and the Son Club at the Ocean City Tabernacle, who are providing much needed child-care programs and activities for the children of Ocean City.”She continued, “When my four children were younger, childcare was a major concern for my husband and I as we had different working schedules than my children’s school schedules. So, I understand the immense stress families are facing today with finding quality childcare for either a combined hybrid with remote learning or a full remote learning program.”Dr. Taylor also highlighted the importance and the impact of community support.“Therefore, giving students these additional outlets make a difference for their continuity of education and for community involvement. We are appreciative and commend the city, our businesses such as Bowfish, and the Tabernacle for their invaluable support for students, parents and Ocean City families,” she said.With students starting the school year, some remotely and some attending the hybrid learning model, parents will receive help with aftercare from the Son Club.In the next few days, students in the primary and intermediate schools will be sent home with information about the Son Club.Reimer said the idea to join together to help families during the pandemic came a month ago.He added that the Ocean City Tabernacle was happy to offer assistance to the school district’s families. “We were honored to receive her request for help for this challenging school year,” Reimer noted of Dr. Taylor. “In the O.C. School District plan for this year, the Son Club was named with the City of Ocean City as partner organizations to help meet childcare needs.” Families in the district had two choices for the new school year. There is the hybrid learning model, in which students attend school two days a week and do their studies remotely for three days, or they could do the Virtual Academy all from home. This year, above all other years, it is important to come together as a community and help parents and students navigate the new learning model with shortened school days and days when they are learning remotely, officials said.Reimer emphasized that there is still so much uncertainty, and aftercare is so vital to parents so that they may keep their jobs to support their families. The Son Club aftercare program will be there to offer some help and also enjoyment for the children.The Son Club program is made possible, in part, through the donations of individuals, businesses and organizations.The Ocean City Tabernacle is located at 550 Wesley Ave. For more information call 609-399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org.Ocean City Tabernacle offers the Son Club throughout the school year. Alicia Stauffer, of Ocean City, picks up her daughter, Brielle, 8, after Ocean City Tabernacle’s Son Club in 2019. The popular program is being offered this year in partnership with the Ocean City schools with some modifications. last_img read more

TVA’s coal generation now just 20% of total, down from 60% in 2005

first_imgTVA’s coal generation now just 20% of total, down from 60% in 2005 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The chief executive of the Tennessee Valley Authority said on Tuesday the U.S.-owned power generator expects to get more than 60 percent of its energy from non-carbon-emitting sources by 2020, compared with over 50 percent in 2018.Bill Johnson, who turned 65 in January, announced his retirement as CEO at TVA in November. His last day is Friday. He is expected to be named as the new CEO of California energy company PG&E Corp, which sought bankruptcy protection in January amid potentially staggering liabilities related to wildfires, according to a source familiar with the matter.Since Johnson became CEO of TVA in 2013, the company has spent about $15 billion to modernize its generating fleet, reduced carbon emissions by retiring coal units and cut debt by $3.5 billion, all while keeping consumer electric prices basically flat.“Our generating fleet is now very diverse and clean,” Johnson said, noting the changes were driven by the mandate in the TVA Act “to produce energy at the lowest feasible rate.”TVA’s energy mix is now about 40 percent nuclear, 20 percent natural gas, a little over 20 percent coal, 11-13 percent hydro and the rest renewables and energy efficiency. That compares with 60 percent coal, little gas, 30 percent nuclear and the rest hydro in 2005.In February, TVA’s board voted to shut two more coal plants – Bull Run in Tennessee by 2020 and Paradise in Kentucky by 2023 – for economic reasons despite strong opposition from the Trump administration. When those plants shut, Johnson said coal will only represent about 17 percent of TVA’s energy mix.More: TVA to get 60 percent of energy from non-carbon sources by 2020: CEOlast_img read more