RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live A well-known Chinese jazz and pop duo, called Mr. Miss, is visiting the island of Ireland – to film a series of videos for a new Tourism Ireland campaign. The campaign – called ‘Love Ireland’ – will feature 20 different experiences and activities in lots of different locations around the island of Ireland, to show potential Chinese visitors how to ‘Fill Your Heart With Ireland’.PIC SHOWS: Du Kai (third left) and Liu Lian (fourth left), both Mr. Miss; Elfie Yang, Tourism Ireland (right); and the film crew, during filming in Ireland for a new promotional campaign.Pic – Suzy McCannyA famous Chinese band are filming in Adare in Limerick.Mr. Miss, have been visiting to film a series of videos for a new Tourism Ireland campaign.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will be roughly 20 videos for a campaign called Love Ireland which will show experiences and activities to do around the country.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il0Bw7EFBPEDu Kai and Liu Lian who make up the jazz pop duo rose to fame on a Chinese reality TV singing show.David Boyce, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Middle East, Asia and Emerging Markets, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Mr. Miss on our new ‘Love Ireland’ campaign – as their fanbase is a good fit with our target audience in China.“Their videos will be seen by millions of people across China – helping to raise awareness of Adare and Ireland, and the wide variety of things to see and do here.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJjhq4cLJS4Up to 4 million Chinese people visit Europe every year so it is hoped that these videos will boost tourism in Ireland.The videos will go live in December and will be shared across numerous Chinese social media platforms. Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleMan charged in connection with robbery of cash at Limerick off-licenceNext articleLimerick to turn yellow and purple for DLD awareness day Meghann Scully WhatsApp 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 Advertisement TAGSAdareChinaKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowMr Misstourism. tourism Ireland Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter LimerickNewsFamous Chinese band are filming in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 16, 2019 307 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live
Australia’s Northern Territory government backs massive solar-plus-storage project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Plans to build the world’s largest solar plant in the Australia desert, and use it to help power Singapore, have taken a significant step forward after winning Major Project Status from the Northern Territory government.NT chief minister Michael Gunner said on Saturday that his government would begin negotiations on a Project Development Agreement with developer Sun Cable, to kickstart development of the proposed 10GW solar farm and 20-30GWh storage facility near Tennant Creek.Gunner said the PDA would provide the framework for Sun Cable and the NT government to progress the $20 billion Australia-Singapore Power Link through the required approvals processes – starting with an Environmental Impact Statement and a Territory Benefit Plan.As we have reported, the ASPL aims to supply renewable electricity to Darwin and Singapore via a high voltage direct current transmission – a plan first outlined by Beyond Zero Emissions last month, and which quickly attracted the attention of investment heavyweights including Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Ventures.The NT government says integrating the huge solar farm into the developing ASEAN power grid will also be assessed in the detail during the development phase. There are also hopes that the resource can underpin local manufacturing and industry.More: NT government backs 10GW solar and storage plant, biggest in world
“We have monitored massive recruitment, especially of minors, in Antique province,” Batara said, adding that this is intended to reclaim some areas in this province that were declared as insurgent-free in 2015. BATARA. PNA “The minors from Sibalom were turned over to their municipal social welfare and development office for psycho-social counseling,” he said. “Massive recruitment is particularly happening in the municipalities of Sibalom, San Remigio and Hamtic,” he said, adding that the NPA rebels’ extortion activities are also being done simultaneously to beef up their logistical strength. Batara noted that during their encounter with communist-terrorists in Barangay Cabalaunan, Miagao in Iloilo last April 18, they were able to capture five minors who are residents of barangays Igpanolong and Tordesillas in Sibalom. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB) said the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) is trying to regain some areas in this province by conducting massive recruitment and extortion.Lieutenant Colonel Joel Benedict Batara, commander of 61IB under the 3rd Infantry Division, said on June 17 that the CPP-NPA members are taking advantage of the time while military forces are busy in the campaign against the coronavirus disease 2019. The provincial social welfare and development office also assisted in the conduct of psycho-social counseling.During the meeting of the League of the Municipalities in the Philippines-Antique chapter on June 16, Batara appealed to the local chief executives (LCEs) of the 18 municipalities to strengthen their Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (TF-ELCAC). “I appeal to the LCEs to support the TF-ELCAC by bringing basic services to the people,” he said. Countering the CPP-NPA’s massive recruitment is not only through military patrol or combat but through convergence efforts to bring basic services to the people, especially in the remote areas, he added. (With a report from PNA/PN)
Division One side, Young Apostles FC, has announced its packages for fans of the team and followers of local football who are in their catchment of Sunyani and surrounding areas.The club revealed their packages on Tuesday and stated these packages were designed to give fans a thrilling experience on every match day of the impending Division One League season.The packages also seek to cater to students, children, families and even corporate bodies who will go and watch the team’s matches during the season.According to the CEO of the club, Sammy Anim Addo, the announcement was to give fans reasons for them to attend the matches during the season. He added that the team was playing its role in helping to strengthen the “Bring back the love” agenda of the new GFA administration headed by Kurt Okraku. Some of the things fans will be enjoying are pre and post-match entertainment, photo opportunities with the team’s players, discounts on match tickets for families and students, and free entries for the physically challenged and orphanages. The club also stated that ladies would be given a free entry to the matches during the season. Pending final approval from the Licensing Board of the GFA, Young Apostles FC will play their matches at the Sunyani Coronation Park in the upcoming Division One League season.
Gardai have reiterated their appeal following a break-in to four cars parked outside a church in Letterkenny last Friday.Three of the four cars which were parked outside the Church of the Irish Martyrs had valuables stolen.The thieves smashed windows while 9.30am mass was on. Gardai say they are particularly interested in establishing the movements of a black VW Scirocco car that was observed in the area at the time with two males on board.A spokesperson said “If anyone observed this car or can offer any information that might assist in any way with the investigation- then we ask them to call Letterkenny Gardaí on 074 9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.“We would also like to advise people in relation to leaving personal belongings in their car. Please do not leave anything of value in your car.“The people who carry out crimes such as these could be close by and observe you hiding your handbag under the seat or wherever you choose to conceal it and they then know that there is something of value in the car. “Take your valuables with you or leave them in a safe place at home.”Gardai issue new appeal after car break-ins during mass was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare 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)
HIV/AIDS ActivistWhy is Zinhle Thabethe an Everyday Hero?Zinhle Thabethe is a positive person. She is HIV-positive yes, but she is also positive that HIV is yet another challenge that South Africa can beat.She likens the challenge to that of apartheid and how South Africans came together and rallied around the cause to bring down a regime that was determined to destroy us. But it didn’t. It made us stronger. And that’s what Zinhle believes can and should happen around HIV.Zinhle is not a doctor or scientist; in fact she has very little formal education. But she knows HIV and is determined to empower other people with this knowledge.Why? Because she believes that all she needs is a moment to clarify and simplify and unpack the issues that are scary to people. Because fear and ignorance are still two of the most dangerous attributes of the disease.In her own words …“We should all be aids activists, because there is a thin line between being positive and being negative. You never know what may happen in the future.”Fast FactsZinhle grew up in Umlazi township.She is one of the lead vocalists in the Sinikithemba Choir, an internationally acclaimed HIV-positive vocal ensemble. Its name translates to “we give hope.” The choir originated with patients from a support group at the Sinikithemba Center, a clinic that provided care even before Aids treatment was available.Zinhle works as a deputy director for iTeach, an HIV/Aids-focused educational and solution-seeking programme.Zinhle is the only South African to be named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. She is one of 10 other visionaries from all over the world who have been recognised for their contributions to world knowledge through exploration.Story published on SAinfo on 12 June 2008.Source: Brand South Africa
On Oct. 12, The New York Times published a series of photos taken along one mile of highway extending north from Mexico Beach, Florida, where just two days earlier Hurricane Michael swept ashore with 155 mph winds. The Category 4 storm was the strongest ever to hit Florida’s Panhandle, and the aerial photos showed a devastated landscape of ruined or missing homes and businesses, and the tangled wreckage of boats and piers. But the devastation was not complete. Although many buildings were gone, here and there stood a survivor. One of them is a house built just last year to standards far exceeding local building codes. The house, used as a rental when its two owners are not in town, suffered only minor damage while buildings all around it were swept away.RELATED ARTICLESHow Texas Is Building Back Better From Hurricane HarveyWhy Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Won’t Lead to Action on Climate ChangeRebuilding After the HurricanesBuild Disaster-Proof Homes Before Storms StrikeMaking the Case for Resilient Design In an article about the building, named the Sand Palace by owners Russell King and his nephew LeBron Lackey, the house was described as the last beachfront home left on the block. Lackey, who lives in Cleveland, Tennessee, told the paper, “We wanted to build it for the big one. We just never knew we’d find the big one so fast.” The article lists a few of the construction details, but also leaves big blanks. Neither Lackey nor the architect, Charles A. Gaskin, could be reached to provide any more information. What we do know is the house is made of steel-reinforced concrete and constructed on pilings sunk 40 feet into the sand. Eaves were kept to a minimum so the wind would have less of a grip on the roof, and the pilings kept the house above the storm surge. While counties in that part of the Panhandle require buildings be able to resist winds of 120 to 150 miles per hour, Lackey and King built theirs to handle 250 mph winds. The Times said the only real damage was the loss of a stairway providing access to the house and the bit of siding that surrounded it. The house was designed so that winds could tear that part of the structure away without destroying anything else. Elsewhere, one window in the shower was cracked, and the owner reported minor water damage. News reports focused on the immediate coast. But as The Washington Post reported, people living far inland also faced challenges. In Marianna, 50 miles from the coast, buildings in the downtown area were badly damaged after the community took a direct hit. Many people in the Panhandle live on dirt roads that are now blocked by fallen trees. Many residents decided not to evacuate because they were so far from the coast. “Nobody thought it was going to be this devastating,” retired firefighter Sean Collins told the newspaper. What residents can expect now Recovery is likely to be slow, Kim Slowey reports at Construction Dive. There is no electricity in the areas hit hardest by the storm, and even the utility crews working around the clock may not be able to restore power for some time. Florida building codes were toughened after Hurricane Andrew did some $25 billion in damage in 1992. Florida also has some of the most stringent licensing requirements for builders in the country, but past experience suggests that state officials may be willing to relax some regulations in order to speed up repairs. Last year, after Hurricane Irma struck, Gov. Rick Scott ordered that state-licensed contractors be allowed to repair and replace roofs, rather than subcontract roofing work as required by state law. In 2004, the governor at that time, Jeb Bush, did the same thing after four hurricanes came ashore in a single year. That order also permitted out-of-state roofing contractors a limited amount of time to work in Florida. Two problems that local residents are likely to encounter, Slowey said, are an increase in scam artists looking for a quick buck, and a shortage of both building materials and labor. Companies that specialize in storm recovery are already very busy in the Carolinas and Virginia as they continue cleaning up after Hurricane Florence. Even last year’s Hurricane Harvey is still keeping contractors busy in Texas. Not even a week has passed since Hurricane Michael struck Mexico Beach, and it’s likely to be some time before officials there can figure out why a few buildings were left standing when so many others were not. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a research organization supported by the insurance industry, has posted some resources for people hoping to rebuild and touts the benefits of its Fortified Home program.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line feverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo says he enjoys the physical style of the Premier League.Rojo has become popular among supports for his robust style of defending.He told manutd.com: “That’s the way I play my football. That is me on the field. If you see me off the field, I’m the most laid back guy – laughing, joking all day and having fun but, as soon as I cross that white line and go on to the field, I don’t know what happens! “I’m a different person. Something happens inside me and I change. If the ball is there to be won, I go for it and give it everything I’ve got. Individual battles, individual duels, I am always up for them.”
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri labelled Mario Mandzukic “extraordinary” after the forward struck again against Roma on Saturday. Mandzukic’s first-half goal was enough for Juve to claim a 1-0 win, marking their 16th victory in 17 Serie A games. The Croatian has now scored in his last three home games for Juve, and in total has netted six goals in front of the Bianconeri faithful in 2018-19 – both personal season bests. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He also broke his duck against Roma, against whom he had never previously scored in the teams’ Serie A bouts. The Croatian is already up to eight league goals for Juve this season – bettering his previous two campaigns – and Allegri hailed the forward. “Mario is a key player. His combination of technical and physical attributes make him an extraordinary player,” he said. Allegri also praised Paulo Dybala after Juve retained an eight-point lead atop the table. “Paulo fared well too. He allowed us to bring the ball out of our half,” he said.How did you celebrate this moment from @MarioMandzukic9 ? #JuveRoma #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/QdEqdHOq11 — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 22, 2018 The result put further pressure on Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco, whose team slipped to 10th in the table. Di Francesco was pleased with the way his team finished the game, although he rued their first half. “In the first 45 minutes we saw the same fear and insecurity of recent games, but after the break we overcame that,” he said. “We battled with determination and used the ball a lot better.” The result keeps the Juve eight points clear of Napoli, who beat SPAL 1-0, at the top, while Roma languish in 10th place. And the win saw Juventus set a couple of records along the way, including matching the best start for any team in the top five European leagues. They’ll have a chance to improve that record before the close of the year with two matches still on tap. They’ll play Atalanta on Boxing Day before closing out their 2018 schedule with a clash against Sampdoria on Decemeber 29.
Ronald Vargas’ 82nd-minute winner saw Newcastle Jets pile more misery on Central Coast Mariners with a 2-1 derby victory on Sunday.Struggling at the bottom of the table after collecting just two points from their previous eight A-League games of the season, the Mariners took a first-half lead through Matt Simon.But Jason Hoffman headed in a 66th-minute equaliser for the Jets, who handed the Mariners a seventh straight loss when Vargas struck. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Newcastle welcomed Roy O’Donovan back from a 10-match ban, but the forward struggled to have much of an impact on his return.Mariners midfielder Michael McGlinchey and Jets star Dimitri Petratos were denied from decent positions with free-kicks before Jair blazed over from inside the area for Newcastle in the first half.Central Coast opened the scoring nine minutes before half-time through Simon.Matt Millar did well down the right before clipping a cross to the back post, where Simon headed in.Advantage @CCMariners in the #F3Derby!Matt Simon nods home after Matt Millar’s bullocking run. #[email protected] #WhereHeroesAreMade pic.twitter.com/9NVha4zz3b— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) December 23, 2018The game started to develop a derby feel as the half wore on before Connor Pain squandered a great chance for the Mariners in a one-on-one after the break.That miss would prove costly as the Jets equalised in the 66th minute, Hoffman rising highest to head in a Jair corner.Hoffy draws us level! #F3Derby #MadeOfNewcastle @FOXFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/mH7FM4JcMF— NEWCASTLE JETS FC (@NewcastleJetsFC) December 23, 2018Newcastle had an 80th-minute effort ruled out for offside before Vargas delivered the winner, the attacker finishing clinically after a beautiful pass from Kaine Sheppard.