Massive support for Limerick Development Agency

first_imgEmail Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement  Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. TAGSfeaturedLimerick development No vaccines in Limerick yet HUNDREDS of people from across west Limerick turned out to a public meeting this week to show their support for the threatened West Limerick Resources local development company.The company is one of hundreds of agencies that Environment Minister, Phil Hogan, wants to bring under the control of the local authorities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The MInister says he wants a root-and-branch review of the non-for-profit organisations after learning that more than €11 million in funding given to the organisations is being spent on salaries and administration.Figures released by the Department this week showed that the three people heading up Limerick’s local development companies  – Ballyhoura Development Ltd, PAUL Partnership and West Limerick Resources Ltd – are earning in excess of €250,000 between them in salaries alone.The Development companies are funded by the taxpayer and tasked with helping businesses and community groups.But local people and elected representatives have come out in support of the organisations.Cllr Michael Collins has called a special meeting of the local authority for this Friday to demand that the Minister retain the companies as they are.Speaking after the earlier meeting Tom Madigan, Chairperson of West Limerick Resources said, “We are sincerely grateful to the community for the huge show of support at our meeting. During this uncertain period it is encouraging to know that the company continues to enjoy the confidence and backing of the West Limerick community, who do not wish to see the role and effectiveness of the company undermined as a result of the proposed changes.”During the meeting, many people who spoke about the benefits which they had accrued both personally and in their community as a result of the supports offered by West Limerick Resources.Many stressed that financial support was often just one small element in a much wider menu of supports which West Limerick Resources offers and which the community fears will be undermined or lost as a result of the proposed changes.“Local development companies have over 20 years’ experience of working on the ground in rural communities, amassing significant local knowledge and community trust,” said Mr Madigan. “Our genuine desire now is to safeguard what has been achieved to date and to work with the Department to gain clarification on what role, if any, companies like ours will have going forward.”The next few months are critical as contracts for West Limerick Resources programmes are due to end on December 31. Facebook NewsBreaking newsCommunityMassive support for Limerick Development AgencyBy Bernie English – May 15, 2014 750 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleImelda’s rockabilly Limerick styleNext articleLimerick expats bring darkness into light in the land down under 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. First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin WhatsApp Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitterlast_img read more

Melville House Fire Leaves 1 Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 92-year-old man was found dead inside a Melville house that caught fire on Sunday night, Suffolk County police said.Officers and firefighters responded to the blaze on New York Avenue where the body was found on the ground floor shortly before 10 p.m.The victim identified as Domenicko Denito, who was pronounced dead at the scene.Melville Fire Department firefighters extinguished the flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation but does not appear to be criminal.last_img

Bulldog Tracksters Capture Ripley County Championship

first_imgAs mentioned earlier, there were several meet records broken with some of them being by a Bulldog.  Starting off the night was the girls 4 x 800m relay who set a new meet record racing through at 10:14.50 breaking a 2012 record also held by Batesville (10:21.53)  Members of the relay are: Liz Loichinger, Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling and Katie Olsen 800m dash, formally held by Emma Gausman last year with 2:31.12 was crushed by Batesville’s Katie Olsen who ran 2:21.94. South Ripley’s Megan Cole broke both of her former records in both the 1600 and the 3200 running 5:17.69 and 11:16.72 respectively.On the boys side, Milan’s Peyton Cavins broke the 100m dash record with a time of 11.18. Batesville’s Adam Moster crushed the 800m run record that was held by Hayden Merkel in 2012 (2:01.25) as he ran an incredible 1:56.62! Joshua Myers also broke a Hayden Merkel record by a little over 3 seconds (4:38) as he came across the line in 4:34.91.Batesville had 21 different athletes receiving County Champion honors last night and they were:Stephanie Nobbe: 100m dash(12.9), 200m dash(26.49), pole vault(8’0″) and 4 x 100m relay(52.37)Carley Pride: 400m dash (1:03.99) and 4 x 400m relay (4:28.56)Katie Olsen: 800m run (2:21.94), 4 x 800m relay (10:14.50) and 4 x 400m relayGabby Gibbs: Shot Put(30’10”), 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 400m relayCallie Main: 4 x 100m relayLily Meyer: Long Jump(14’10.75″) and 4 x 100m relayLiz Loichinger: 4 x 800m relay and 4 x 400m relayTrysta Vierling: 4 x 800m relayLily Pinckley: 4 x 800m relayAdam Moster: 800m run (1:56.62), 4 x 800m relay(8:53.03) and 4 x 400m relay (3:34.75)Joshua Myers: 1600m run (4:34.91) and 3200m run (10:27.75)Tyler Myers: 300m hurdles (44.86) and 4 x 400m relayIsaiah Riffle: 4 x 100m relay (45.74)Justin Heiser:  Long Jump (18’7.25″)4 x 100m relayCharlie Laymon: 4 x 100m relaySam Haskamp: 4 x 100m relayBenjamin Moster: 4 x 400m relayJohnathon Lynch: 4 x 800m relay and 4 x 400m relayJJ Kuisel: 4 x 800m relayKent Meyers: High Jump (5’10”) and Pole Vault (10’0″)Adam Bedel: Discus (120’6″)Receiving Ripley County Runner-up honors were:Lily Meyer: 200m dashLiz Loichinger: 800m run and 1600m runLily Pinckley: 3200m runGabby Gibbs: high jumpKatie Bedel: Pole VaultSam Haskamp: 200m dashJJ Kuisel: 400m dashJohnathon Lynch: 800m runChase Hamilton: 110m hurdlesZach Gutzwiller: Pole VaultAdam Bedel: Shot Put3rd place winners were:Carley Pride: high jumpKatie Bedel: long jumpSam Haskamp: 100m dashKavini Saravanan: 400m dashBenjamin Moster: 1600m runAdam Hollowell: 3200m runSam Robben: 110m hurdlesCharlie Laymon: long jump4th places:Trysta Vielring: 3200m runJustin Heiser: 100m dashSam Sittloh: shot putAnd finishing out the scoring in 5th place were:Maria Lopez: 1600m runKatie Bohman: 100m hurdles and 300m hurdlesCallie Main: Shot putCongratulations to all our County Champions and awards winners!  Again, we had many achieving personal bests last night as we roll into tournament time and they were:200m dash-Lily Meyer400m dash-JJ Kuisel and Ava Ralston800m run-Katie Olsen, Adam Moster and Johnathan Lynch1600m run-Joshua Myers, Benjamin Moster and Maria Lopez3200m run-Lily Pinckley110m hurdles-Sam Robben300m hurdles-Tyler MyersDiscus-Adam Bedel, Chase Hamilton and Katie Bedel4 x 400m relay splits-Benjamin Moster and Johnathon Lynch4 x 800m relay splits-Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling and Katie Olsen4 x 800m relay team of Liz Loichinger, Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling and Katie Olsen4 x 100m relays teams of Gabby Gibbs, Lily Meyer, Callie Main and Stephanie Nobbe and Isaiah Riffle, Justin Heiser, Charlie Laymon and Sam Haskamp Great job to all!  Next week is Conference Week…varsity is on Thursday at Franklin County and the JV race Saturday at South Dearborn. Let’s go Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman. As many sports were cancelling their competitions last night, the Ripley County Track Teams decided to go for it.  It ended up being an almost perfect night for a track meet.  As the rain and thick air moved out, the temperatures and wind conditions were perfect and many track athletes took advantage of it as many county records were broken last night and personal records achieved. The Batesville Bulldogs came away with two huge victories.  On the girls side Batesville scored a solid 99 points as South Ripley, Jac-Cen-Del and Milan battled it out.  South Ripley and JCD tied at 49 points with Milan just behind with 44.  On the boys side, Batesville scored 118.50 with Milan coming in 2nd with 43 points, just outscoring JCD by 2 with 41 points.  South Ripley had 34.5.Ripley County also gives an MVP award for the night to the person who scores the most points for their team.  The Bulldogs got to honor Stephanie Nobbe for this award.  This is Stephanie 3rd time winning the Ripley County MVP for track.  Her sophomore year the meet was canceled because of the weather so they didn’t have it, making her win this award every year of her high school career.  Way to go Stephanie!last_img read more

2019 center Jesse Edwards commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Jesse Edwards became the fifth player to join Syracuse’s 2019 recruiting class Friday.Edwards is a 6-foot-11, 205-pound, center currently enrolled in IMG Academy in Florida, a team he joined in January from the Netherlands. Edwards chose the Orange over four other Division I schools, including Georgia Tech, Providence, Stanford and Creighton. Assistant head coach Allen Griffin was the lead recruiter for Edwards, who visited campus on Monday, April 1 before making his decision.He joins Joe Girard III, Brycen Goodine, Quincy Guerrier, and fellow center John Bol Ajak in the committed freshmen class for next season. The Orange will have to replace graduating senior center Paschal Chukwu in next year’s rotation. Bourama Sidibe and Marek Dolezaj will return to SU for their junior seasons. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more