Alpine Marathon Runners | WeAreLimerick Episode 33

first_imgNewsCommunityPodcastsWeAreLimerickAlpine Marathon Runners | WeAreLimerick Episode 33By Cian Reinhardt – December 15, 2019 104 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleWarehouse date for Metis Music for Mental Health 2020Next articleFresh Film’s ‘Hothouse’ at RTÉ gives young filmmakers a chance to shine Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Private Alex Smyth, Private Thomas Magner and Private Gavin Dillon join #WeAreLimerick host Cian Reinhardt to talk about their upcoming Marathon run for charity. The group of three will take on an Alpine Marathon in the Swiss Alps to raise funds for Samaritans. #KeepingLimerickPostedSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Email Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Total buys stake in US supplier of LNG for transport

first_imgFrance’s Total has agreed to buy up to 50.8 million shares of Clean Energy, the California-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier for transport, for $83.4 million. This will make Total, Clean Energy’s largest atock holder with 25 percent ownership of the company’s oustanding shares of common stock, Total said in a statement.With the acquisition, the two companies have entered into a strategic agreement to a strategic agreement to drive deployment of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks.This transaction is subject to, among other things, Clean Energy obtaining the approval of its stockholders’ meeting, which was originally scheduled for May 30, 2018, but which will be postponed to June 8, 2018, the statement reads.Clean Energy, with support from Total, also plans to launch a leasing program that is intended to place thousands of new natural gas heavy-duty trucks on the road and fueling at Clean Energy stations.Total intends to provide up to $100 million of credit support for the program, which the companies expect to launch in the third quarter of 2018.last_img read more

Schlupp commits to Leicester

first_img “The 22-year-old Ghana international enjoyed an outstanding debut season in the Barclays Premier League, which culminated in a double triumph at the club’s end of season awards, where he won the Players’ Player and Young Player of the Year titles.” The 22-year-old Ghana international, who has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Aston Villa in recent weeks, played a key role in the Foxes’ successful Barclays Premier League survival last season and has been rewarded for his efforts. A statement issued via the club’s official website, www.lcfc.com, said: “Jeffrey Schlupp has committed his future to Leicester City by signing a new contract to keep him at King Power Stadium until June 2019. Jeffrey Schlupp has committed his future to Leicester by signing a new deal which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2019. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ireland will take on France at the flair game says Simon Zebo

first_img Press Association “But if selected it would be a great occasion to play against my second country. “I haven’t spoken to my dad much this week, but I think he will have his Irish jersey on this weekend!” Head coach Joe Schmidt has devised a set of special World Cup plays that Ireland are yet to unleash on the tournament. The former Leinster boss has kept his powder dry in wins over Canada, Romania and even Sunday’s prosaic 16-9 victory over Italy. Zebo admitted Ireland may start to roll out a few of those set strike moves against the French – but only if Schmidt’s men can secure a solid pack platform first. “We didn’t attack at all the way we would have wanted against Italy, so even if we’d wanted to we couldn’t have used any of those plays,” said Zebo. “We were silly offloading, errors and knock-ons and things contributed to a bad flow in our attack and just didn’t allow us to gain any momentum into the Italians. “So we’ll have to correct that this weekend because if the game does open up we’ll have to be able to offload the ball and keep the continuity a lot better than we did last week. “We just couldn’t get a rhythm going against Italy, so we’ve got to make sure we gain a better flow against France. “Obviously the competition for places is still huge, I was happy to get a run at full-back last week and I think the coaches know what I can do on the wing. “I’ll just keep working hard in training to keep showing what I can do.” Ireland are ready to fight flair with flair to beat France and avoid defending champions New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-finals, according to Simon Zebo. Munster flyer Zebo has admitted he faces a dogfight to retain a starting place against his “second country” France in Cardiff on Sunday, with fit-again Rob Kearney likely to return at full-back. Jared Payne was expected to train fully on Wednesday and therefore contest selection for Sunday’s Pool D decider, the centre apparently winning his battle against a heavily-bruised foot. Zebo admitted his French heritage plays into his sense of attacking adventure, the 25-year-old Cork native’s father Arthur hailing from Martinique – and backed Ireland to match Les Bleus’ broken-field verve if required this weekend. “This will be a very physical game I’d say, it will come down to small margins, the little errors will be costly – but if it opens up, then all the better,” said Zebo. “I think we’ve an extremely talented pack that will give us momentum hopefully, and a great backline to run off it. “We’ve all the confidence in our own team to mix it with them if it gets loose. “But we’ll still just make sure we do everything in preparation to be as ready as we can be come this weekend. “I’d say my background does come into my style of play, my family would be very expressive, and I think you can see it in my personality and my character that I play the way I am behind closed doors. “So I just go out, try to enjoy myself and execute the skills to try to help the team. “I’ve played against France before so the surprise element to it is gone, and my family is the same, it’s not as special as it was the first time. last_img read more

Arnold the hero as United win

first_imgHayes & Yeading 3 Alfreton 1Goalkeeper Steven Arnold saved two penalties as Hayes & Yeading opened their Conference campaign with a deserved victory.Playing their first league match at Woking’s Kingfield Stadium – their home until a new ground is built on the site of The Warren – United were the better side throughout.AdChoices广告They went ahead through Matt McClure’s close-range shot, before Arnold kept out Paul Clayton’s spot-kick.Former QPR striker Richard Pacquette doubled the lead by shooting into the far corner, and Arnold then saved another penalty – this time from Josh Law – to keep his team in the driving seat.Nathan Arnold crossed for Jamie Mullan to pull one back for promoted Alfreton, but Ryan Crockford’s 25-yarder ensured Nas Bashir’s reign as United boss started with a win.last_img read more

(Updated 1-17-13, 2:30 p.m.) Kim Woodrow, Kelly Green, Jim Valentine file for Wellington City Council

first_img5 council members Dist. 3, Pos. 3 (unexpired)Jean Brockway USD 353 (Wellington)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Maria Cornejo District at-large (unexpired)Mary Jo Hunt School candidate filingsOfficers openCandidates filedExpired terms Dist. 3, Pos. 6Curtis WinterRick Worley Hunnewell CityMayor 3 council members USD 357 (Belle Plaine)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Matt Ast Kim Woodrow Mary Jo Hunt 5 council members Jim Valentine Glennis Zimmerman Conway Springs CityMayor Wellington City6 council membersTerry Nunemaker 5 council members by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Add three more candidates to the Wellington City Council member at-large election list. Kim Woodrow, an incumbent; Kelly Green, a challenger; and Jim Valentine, a challenger have filed. Remember filing deadline for the April 2 election is Jan. 22 across Sumner County. If you are running for city council, register at the city clerk’s office of your jurisdiction. If you are running for school board, register at the Sumner County Clerk’s office at the courthouse in Wellington.The updated candidates list is as follows: Dist. 2 Pos. 5Scott Greenwood 2 Council members Kelly Green Milan CityMayor Commissioner of Streets & Utilities USD 358 (Oxford)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Derek Totten Dist. 2 Pos. 5Debra Mansch Dist. 2 Pos. 2 (unexpired)Randy Simon USD 509 (South Haven)3 at-large positionsAmy BrownAmy Browncenter_img Chris Deyoe Mayfield CityMayor Belle Plaine City3 council membersDavid Armstrong Dist. 3, Pos. 6Lynette TurneyLynette Turney Dist. 2 Pos. 5Don Shimkus Christopher Baker USD 356 (Conway Springs)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Brad FarmerDon Burford 5 council members Argonia CityMayorNatalie Kollmeyer Dist. 3, Pos. 6Dena Martens Dist. 2 Pos. 5Kerry SchneckKerry Schneck 2 Council members Scott YorkJim Blunk Geuda Springs CityMayor USD 359 (Argonia)Dist. 1, Pos. 4Saray Vineyard Caldwell CityCommissioner of Finance South Haven CityMayor Oxford CityMayor Dist. 2 Pos. 5Larry ManganDixie Blankinship 3 council members Dist. 3, Pos. 6Alfred Neises Dist. 3, Pos. 6Rick Nafziger USD 360 (Caldwell)3 at-large positionsJacob GinnScott York CITY GOVERNMENT Close Forgot password? 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down 12atleast · 395 weeks ago Congratulations to the (5) filed candidates for the city council elections on april 2,2013. The (5) candidates represent all (4) parts of our city, this is great! I hope we can have at least (12) candidates to choose from on april 2,2013 Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 395 weeks ago Lord help us all if Nunemaker gets elected back on to the city council. Report Reply 1 reply · active 394 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down 12atleast · 394 weeks ago Guest: I hope you run against Mr nunemaker if you think you can serve wellington, ks better than Mr Nunemaker Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Sharon · 394 weeks ago Sure was hoping for a run on the usd 353. I don’t havve the time in my life right now. Guess some forget the mess of last year. It was not pretty! Report Reply 0 replies · active 394 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 394 weeks ago Glad to see the filings. The council needs fresh thinking, a personality change, and a few new thought processes will help considerably. We seriously need to stop rampant taxation and misdirected spending. Council needs to be in touch with John Q. Public, not “niches.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 394 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Sally · 394 weeks ago With all the complaints and *****ing about the school board and city council last year. Where is all the big mouths filing for those positions. I thought it was said to replace them all? I think this is funny. I for one don’t fwant to run besides that I live out of sumner ct anyway. Report Reply 0 replies · active 394 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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WMS tennis team participates in Pioneer League tourney; WMS cross country in El Dorado; WHS volleyball standings…

first_imgClearwater def WCS 15-25, 25-20, 25-22Andale def Clearwater 29-31, 25-18, 25-18WCS Mulvane Division Three WMS Cross Country  MEET:El DoradoDate:10/7/14 MAC def Buhler 25-20, 25-18RH def Winfield 25-11, 25-12Buhler  Winfield Wellington df Clearwater 17-25,25-15,25-23Circle def Clearwater 25-17, 25-23 Winfield16528Mulvane18922 Andale def Circle 16-25,25-23, 25-18WCS def Wellington 25-19, 20-25, 25-21Andale   Wellington 7th Grade BoysTIMEPlaceMedalSplit Wellington def Mulvane 23-25, 25-23, 25-15Clearwater def Mulvane 25-22, 23-25, 25-15 Andale def  WCS 25-17, 25-20Andale def WCS 25-16, 25-23Clearwater Circle MAC def Circle 25-17, 25-15WCS  Augusta RH def Buhler 25-16, 25-16Buhler def ED 25-14, 15-25, 25-14RH  Mulvane TannerDillon10.1929th Circle def WCS 25-21, 25-19Wellington def WCS 25-16, 25-17 ChanceHamel9.2913thMedal Clearwater def Augusta 26-24,27-29,25-22Clearwater def  ED 25-22, 25-22ED   WCS Pioneer League Meet held in WELLINGTON at the Hargis Creek Watershed WHS VolleyballArk Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. IV standings: Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail 10/21/14 ED def Winfield 27-25, 25-21MAC def Augusta 25-13, 25-19 Circle def ED 25-16, 25-7 LeagueOverall ED Mulvane Mulvane def Circle 25-17, 25-22Wellington def Circle 25-18, 25-18Andale   Circle Buhler def ED 25-20, 28-26MAC def RH 25-23, 25-21MAC Winfield Winfield def ED 25-19, 25-20MAC def Augusta 27-25, 25-5ED  Mulvane 9/16/14 7th Grade GirlsTIMEPlaceMedalPers.Rec. Andale def RH 26-24,13-25,25-22Andale def Winfield 25-16, 25-13 El Dorado27820Clearwater36810 MAC def Andale 19-25, 25-21, 25-22Andale def Buhler 25-13, 25-16 Augusta def Winfield 19-25,25-11,25-15ED  def Augusta 25-22, 23-25, 25-17 Follow us on Twitter. 9/23/14 WLWL MAC def Wellington 25-10, 25-12Clearwater def Winfield 25-13, 25-13MAC  Circle McKennaJones6.5711thMedal WLWL 2014 League Standings-October 8 Well def Mulvane 25-13, 25-19Wellington def Clearwater 25-19, 25-19Andale  Buhler MAC def Winfield 25-20, 25-15MAC  Buhler Clearwater def Mulvane 25-9, 25-10Circle def Mulvane 25-16, 25-13 WCS def Clearwater 25-23,18-25,28-26WCS def Mulvane 25-11, 25-16Andale Wellington Buhler53913Circle43158 TylerBrown6.0115thMedalPR Wellington def Winfield 25-17, 26-24Mulvane def Buhler 25-18, 25-23Clearwater RH McPherson80201Andale70226 Rose Hill def Wellington 25-23, 25-18Augusta def Mulvane 25-23, 25-21Clearwater Augusta RH def Winfield 25-12,25-13Buhler def Augusta 25-22, 28-26RH  Augusta Division Four Next race for MS: WCS def Augusta 22-25, 25-19, 25-19Andale def ED LeagueOverall MAC def Mulvane 25-11, 25-13Wellington def Winfield 25-14, 25-17MAC  Clearwater JacobFriesen11.4667th Tuesday, October 14 at 4 p.m. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Middle School tennis team finished third in the Pioneer League Tournament in Arkansas City; the WMS cross country teams competed at Wartick Farms in El Dorado Tuesday, the latest Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Division IV volleyball standings, and schedule for the rest of this week…Wellington Middle School tennis The WMS tennis team participated in the Pioneer League Tournament Monday at Ark City.  The Lady Knights finished thirrd.  Congratulations on a fine season.  Individual places were: MAC  def ED 25-7, 25-14 No. 1 Singles:  Hattie Staley – ThirdNo. 1 Doubles:  Kylie Aufdengarten and Tori Lewellen – ThirdNo. 2 Singles:  Faith Rowley – FourthNo. 2 Doubles:  Keylee Bodkins and Grace Rowley – ThirdNo. 3 Singles:  Jewels Farley – FourthNo. 3 Doubles:  KayCee Pennington and Alexis Tracy – ThirdNo. 4 Doubles:  Jocelyn Hook and Rose Dickinson – 2nd 8th Grade Boys RH def Augusta 25-22, 25-23RH def ED 25-21, 25-13Augusta  Winfield Andale def Clearwater 25-20, 25-15Andale def Mulvane 25-11, 25-18Wellington  Buhler Upcoming sports schedule for rest of weekThursday: Wellington Middle SchoolFootball – Circle, home, 5/6:30 p.m.Volleyball – Circle home, 5/6 p.m.Wellington High SchoolCross Country – El Dorado, 4 p.m.C-team volleyball – Wellington, home, 7 p.m.Friday: Class 4A Tennis Regional in Pratt, 10 a.m.Varsity Football at Wichita Collegiate, 7 p.m.Saturday: Class 4A Tennis Regional in Pratt, 9 a.m.Junior varsity volleyball at Chaparral, 9 a.m. Buhler def Augusta 25-16, 25-22RH def Buhler 25-22, 25-23RH  ED 9/2/14 10/7/14 Aug def ED 25-21,27-29, 25-19MAC def ED 25-9, 25-13 Circle def Winfield 25-9, 25-17Circle def  Augusta 25-19, 25-20WCS  Winfield At Wartick Farms Andale def Mulvane 25-11, 25-21Circle def WCS 21-25, 25-23, 25-19Circle   Wellington 9/30/14 Rose Hill62128Wellington61208 Circle def Buhler 25-20, 25-19RH def Wellington 25-13, 25-18 Buhler def WCS 25-20, 25-20RH def WCS 25-23, 25-13 RaeawnaNutt7.3928thPR Augusta26716Collegiate36917 QuinnMcCue7.0455thPR MAC def RH 25-19, 25-17Buhler def Winfield 25-21, 25-17 9/9/14 10/14/14 Close Forgot password? 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Ice, Cougars split weekend series in Nelson

first_imgThe scored held up until Kootenay exploded for four third-period goals in the final nine minutes of the game.Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar tied the game before Coy Prevost of Kimberley put the Ice in the lead for good.Ryan Neil of Fruitvale and Klimchuk completed the scoring, with Klimchuk scoring into an empty net.Sunday, Bryan Allbee scored his second goal of the game minutes into the second period to power the Cougars to the win.Allbee and Chase Dubois scored first period goals for Cariboo as the visitors led 2-1.The teams exchanged second period goals before Isaiha Berra added some insurance in the third.Logan Wullum of Creston and Jacob Yuris of Trail replied for Kootenay.Kootenay travels to Langley this weekend to face the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a pair of games. If the Kootenay Ice had a point for every game the club let slip away, well, the Ice would be probably battling for a playoff spot instead of fighting to stay out of the BC Major Midget Hockey League cellar.Cariboo Cougars scored three power play goals en route to a 4-2 victory Sunday over the Ice at the Civic Centre in Nelson.The Ice had a great chance to sweep the series after rallying to score four unanswered goals Saturday to edge the Cougars 4-1 at the NDCC Arena.The weekend split keeps the Ice in last place in the standings with a 5-22-5 record.Kootenay opened the weekend surrendering the first goal as Greg Dakus buried a rebound Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot was unable to corral.last_img read more

Raiders and Saints fans are the heaviest drinkers in the NFL, survey says

first_img … Recently a survey undertaken by alcohol.org identified the two NFL fan bases that consume the most alcohol.Duh. We could have saved the nice folks from alcohol.org a lot of money on No. 2 pencils, graph paper and clipboards. Here’s guessing you could have, as well.The drinkingest fans belong to the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints.New Orleans would be no surprise to anyone who has spent enough time in the French Quarter to know that the second hurricane is always a mistake.last_img

Airplane and oil deals at risk in Trump pullout of Iran deal

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – From airplanes to oilfields, billions of dollars are on the line for international corporations as President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull America out of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers.Regardless of where they are headquartered, virtually all multinational corporations do business or banking in the U.S., meaning any return to pre-deal sanctions could torpedo deals made after the 2015 agreement came into force.That threat alone has been enough to scare risk-averse firms, like Boeing Co., into slow-walking deals agreed to months ago. A complete pullout by the U.S. would wreak further havoc and likely frighten off those considering making the plunge.“I absolutely think those on the fence will not jump in,” said Richard Nephew, a former sanctions expert at the U.S. State Department who worked on the nuclear deal and now is at New York’s Columbia University. “The only ones who will, will be those who see tremendous monetary benefit and no U.S. risk.”The 2015 Iran nuclear deal lifted crippling economic sanctions that had locked Iran out of international banking and the global oil trade. In return, Tehran limited its enrichment of uranium, reconfigured a heavy-water reactor so it couldn’t produce plutonium and reduced its uranium stockpile and supply of centrifuges.For Western businesses, the deal meant access to Iran’s largely untapped market of 80 million people. Most prominently, airplane manufacturers rushed in to replace the country’s dangerously dilapidated civilian fleet.In December 2016, Airbus Group signed a deal with Iran’s national carrier, IranAir, to sell it 100 airplanes for around $19 billion at list prices. Boeing later struck its own deal with IranAir for 80 aircraft with a list price of some $17 billion, promising that deliveries would begin in 2017 and run until 2025. Boeing separately struck another 30-airplane deal with Iran’s Aseman Airlines for $3 billion at list prices.But Boeing has yet to deliver a single aircraft to Iran. The Chicago-based company’s CEO recently stressed it understands the “risks and implications around the Iranian aircraft deal,” which would be the biggest business agreement between an American company and Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and U.S. Embassy takeover.“We continue to follow the U.S. government’s lead here and everything is being done per that process,” Dennis Muilenburg said during a quarterly earnings conference call on April 25. “We have no Iranian deliveries that are scheduled or part of the skyline this year, so those have been deferred again in line with the U.S. government process.”Airbus, a European airline consortium based in Toulouse, France, likewise continues its sales at the discretion of the American government. At least 10 per cent of its aircraft components are of American origin, meaning it requires permission from the U.S. Treasury for its sales to Iran. Airbus has already delivered two A330-200s and one A321 to Iran.Airbus declined to comment when asked by The Associated Press about its possible plans ahead of Trump’s decision.European airplane manufacturer ATR struck a $536-million deal with IranAir for at least 20 aircraft last year. It’s already has delivered eight of its twin-engine turboprops to Tehran after earlier winning permission from the U.S. Treasury.“To date, we are on track to deliver the remaining ATR aircraft in due time, before the end of the year,” ATR spokesman David Vargas told the AP.The speed at which Western airplane manufacturers went into Iran is contrasted by a slow start by Western energy firms despite the country’s vast oil and gas wealth. The exception is French oil giant Total SA, which in July signed a $5 billion, 20-year agreement with Iran and a Chinese oil company to develop the country’s massive South Pars offshore natural gas field. The natural gas pumped by the deal will go toward Iran’s domestic market.The deal marked a return to Iran for Total, which pulled out of the country in 2008 as Western sanctions over its nuclear program began to ramp up. Total did not respond to requests for comment, though its CEO Patrick Pouyanne reportedly told Trump in February to stick with the deal.“If the framework, the rules of the game, change, of course we will have to re-evaluate,” Pouyanne told the Financial Times.French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen reached a deal in 2016 to open a plant producing 200,000 vehicles annually in Iran. Peugeot, once a major player in Iran’s car market before sanctions, did not respond to a request for comment.Meanwhile, fellow French automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault signed a $778-million deal to build 150,000 cars a year at a factory outside of Tehran.“The Renault Group is closely monitoring the evolution of the diplomatic situation,” the company said in a statement to the AP, without elaborating.Volkswagen also began exporting cars to Iran.“Currently we are tracking and examining the development of the political and economic environment in the region very closely,” the German carmaker said in a statement. “In principle, Volkswagen adheres to all applicable national and international laws and export regulations.”Nuclear deal co-signers Britain, France and Germany, which have urged Trump to preserve the deal, may seek exemptions to protect their companies if the U.S. snaps back sanctions, said Ellie Geranmayeh, a senior policy fellow studying Iran at the European Council on Foreign Relations.“This should include a series of exemptions and carve-outs for European companies already involved in strategic areas of trade and investment with Iran, with the priority being to limit the immediate shock to Iranian oil exports,” she wrote Wednesday.___Follow Jon Gambrell on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jongambrellap . 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