Email Print WORK ON Limerick’s new greyhound stadium at Greenpark is up and running.The 10-year-long campaign to bring Limerick into line with such centres as Galway, Dublin, Cork, etc. is about to bear fruition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When finished, Limerick will have one of the best greyhound stadiums in Ireland and the UK.The Markets Field has served the greyhound community since 1932, and is way past its sell by date.Limerick had been promised a new facility as far back as 10 years ago, and despite various announcement in the interim, it was only last year that a firm commitment was made.Bord na gCon had, in fact, earlier purchased a site close to the Two Mile Inn Hotel, but plans were dropped following objections.Minister for Defence, Willie O’Dea dropped by the Dock Road site on Monday, when accompanied by Irish Greyhound Board Chairman Dick O’Sullivan.The Minister was taken through the work done to date on filling the site and the plans for the stadium. The tender period for the main contractors on the multi-million euro project closed on Friday and contractors are expected to be on site within weeks.The project will generate 250 new construction jobs through to its completion in September 2010, and 100 permanent jobs in the long term.The new stadium will have a capacity of 2,900. It will host an estimated 1,700 greyhound races each year and will be a significant addition to Limerick’s existing sports infrastructure. Racing will continue in the meantime on Monday (selected dates), Thursday and Saturday evenings at the existing Markets Field stadium.“There is no doubt that the next few years will be challenging, but the Limerick project is a cornerstone of our long term ambition for the sport of greyhound racing and its support of nearly 11,000 jobs in Ireland,” said O’Sullivan. “The capital funds established during recent years are being invested wisely for the long term benefit of the sport and the industry. These will be supplemented in this instance by the savings generated by relocating our Head Office from the City Centre to the new stadium”.Out picture shows Willie O’Dea, Minister of Defence with Tony McKenna, Dick O’Sullivan, chairman IGB and Niall Healy, showing the Minister the plans for the new Greyhound Track on the Dock Road. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Linkedin Previous articleHope for Thomondgate residentsNext articleLead the Munster rugby team through city streets admin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsNew Limerick track gets off to a flierBy admin – March 7, 2009 559
Syracuse will face Pennsylvania (14-4, 6-1 Ivy) on Sunday at 3 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium in the second round of the NCAA tournament.The No. 4-seeded Orange (14-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) earned a first-round bye and the chance to sit in the stands at SU Soccer Stadium as Penn needed overtime to beat Albany 11-10 in the first round on Friday afternoon.The Quakers began preparing for Syracuse as soon as they got the bid into the tournament, head coach Karin Corbett said. Penn will now be tasked with having to stop Syracuse’s Kayla Treanor, a Tewaaraton Award finalist and the ACC’s Offensive Player of the Year. “(Treanor’s) a great player, but we have a great defense,” said Lely DeSimone, who scored the game-winning goal against Albany. “You know, Penn defense, that’s what we’re known for and we have great one v. one defenders and we’ll just slide and do what we usually do.”Penn has held opponents to under 10 goals in 14 out of 17 games this season. The Quakers rank ninth in Division I allowing 7.29 goals per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCorbett said what stands out about the Syracuse offense is its creativity.“Knowing where that ball is with a lot of the flips and fake flips that they do,” Corbett said of what Penn has to do on defense. “Knowing that we’re communicating on that and being in the correct position when they’re doing those things, those are really key.”Penn lost 14-11 to Princeton in the Ivy League championship game on May 3. In the semifinal, the Quakers beat Cornell 10-9. Syracuse played Cornell on March 17 and won 14-8.Penn’s Tory Bensen leads the team with 54 goals and 60 points. She scored three goals against Albany. DeSimone has 30 goals this season and scored three on Friday, including the game-winner in overtime.Syracuse is coming off a 9-8 loss to Loyola (Maryland) on Sunday and an ACC tournament championship two weekends ago. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds
“It was a sporting decision, nothing else,” Solari said. “It is up to all players to be at 100 per cent for the coaches to pick them.”A breathless first half was dominated by Roma but Madrid had the first chance. Vazquez plucked Bale’s cross out of the sky and cut back for Luka Modric, whose deflected shot was well saved by the foot of Robin Olsen.From there, the best chances belonged to the hosts. Raphael Varane diverted away from the boot of Patrik Schick and over his own bar. Stephan El Shaarawy hobbled off and his replacement, Justin Kluivert shot over. Schick failed to connect from close range.Madrid were hanging on, with one Roma assault leaving a handful of white shirts sprawled across the penalty area. Thibaut Courtois saved with his feet, Dani Carvajal blocked, before Aleksandar Kolorov fired off a trademark shot from range that whistled wide.The worst miss of the half, and perhaps the season, was to come. Carvajal dallied in the corner, teeing up Nicolo Zaniolo to cross. At the back post, Madrid had not recovered, neither had Courtois, who was scrambling from the other side of the goal. Under, without pressure, blazed over.He trudged off at half-time and was consoled like he had missed a penalty, but it seemed inevitable Roma would pay for the error.They did, twice in 12 minutes. First, Fazio compounded Olsen’s poor clearance with a worse header back, which landed at the feet of Bale and he made no mistake.Then Bale was involved in the second, a clipped cross finding Karim Benzema, whose clever header down gave Vazquez a simple finish.In between, Bale could have made it two himself when he was set free on the break, as Roma lost momentum, shape and belief.Bale, Benzema and Modric were all taken off, rested for Valencia on Saturday, as an initially close contest became comfortable.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Real Madrid celebrateRome, Italy | AFP | Real Madrid’s magic touch in the Champions League remains undimmed after Gareth Bale inspired a 2-0 win over Roma on Tuesday that ensures they will go through top of the group.Bale scored one and then provided the cross that led to another as Lucas Vazquez wrapped up a clinical 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico.Roma squandered several chances in the first half, the best of them falling to Cengiz Under, who was guilty of a shocking miss from six yards, with the goal gaping.Federico Fazio’s mistake then gifted Bale the opener and Roma faded thereafter, allowing Madrid to erase memories of their shock defeat to Eibar last weekend by finishing top of Group G.“It was important to bounce back quickly,” Real coach Santiago Solari said. “We are very happy.”Both teams knew they had already qualified thanks to Viktoria Plzen’s win over CSKA Moscow in the early kick-off, making this a golden chance to secure first place.Madrid seized it, showing once again their immunity in the Champions League, where the team’s problems in domestic competitions are seemingly never transferred.They have gone more than eight hours without a goal and two weeks without a permanent coach but Santiago Solari still leads Real into the knock-out stages as group winners with one game to spare.“We like playing against the best – it brings out the best in us,” Bale said.Solari might have felt relief after the disastrous display at Eibar on Saturday while the pressure mounts for Roma coach Eusebio di Francesco. They have won only one of their last five Serie A games, and Antonio Conte was watching on in the crowd.“We’re playing against a side of champions,” di Francesco said. “The only difference was they scored with their first chance.”There have been a fair few winners from Solari’s time at the helm but Isco is not one of them. After not starting any of the new coach’s first five games, he failed even to make the bench in Italy.
Fifteen thousand devotees packed the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida over the weekend to help Oprah Winfrey kick off her 2020 Wellness Tour. This first stop of the nine city tour featured Lady Gaga. The former talk show host and Gaga talked candidly about physical and mental health.The two super stars spent seven hours with the thousands in Sunrise this weekend as part of her 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus tour. Her mission is to make their lives better.She told the crowd at the BB&T Center healthy is the new skinny, and she’s not trying to fit into a certain size or someone else’s idea of what she should look like.
Authorities are currently searching for a man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a woman while she was walking her dog.The alleged incident occurred at the Highland Village Gardens Park, in Deerfield Beach on Tuesday.The victim told authorities that suspect was a white male in his 40’s or 50’s who stood about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.The victim additionally reported that the suspect had gray/white hair and appeared to be homeless due to his dirty clothing. aIf you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
The Florida Legislature will have quite the workload when its 60-day session begins on Tuesday. Goals will include passing a budget expected to top $90 billion dollars; lowering the cost of health care; preventing blue-green algae; and increasing teacher pay.Our state’s lawmakers will also consider measures that include banning iguana breeding, protecting nude sunbathers, banning sunscreen bans, giving hunters a sales tax break on guns and ammo, and making shelter animals the official state pet.The full Senate will take up a bill that would prohibit local governments from banning sunscreens, while a House committee considers their version of the bill. That piece of legislation is a reaction to Key West recently banning the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which some researchers say could harm coral reefs.Republican Senator Rob Bradley, who is sponsoring the bill, says the research has not been proven and that residents and tourists in the Sunshine State should use sunscreen.He adds, “That science is lacking in rigor. What science is clear and indisputable about is the case around using sunscreen to protect against skin cancer.”Conversely, environmentalists say other sunscreens are available that do not contain the chemicals in question, and that places like Key West should be able to do whatever is necessary to protect the reefs that drive tourism.Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Jason Pizzo plans to introduce a bill that would exempt people on clothing-optional beaches from being punished under a current law that prohibits people from publicly exposing their genitals.Another Senate committee will look Democratic Senator Gary Farmer’s proposed legislation, which calls for a ban on possessing, importing, selling, bartering, trading or breeding green iguanas or black and white tegus.While the Senate considers placing new restrictions on gun sales, Republican Senator Debbie Mayfield will ask for a one-day tax holiday for hunting and fishing. It is intended to exempt sales tax on rifles, shotguns, ammunition, crossbows, spearguns, hunting tents and fishing equipment.A House committee will debate a bill that could result in the creation of the Statewide Office of Resiliency and the Statewide Sea-Level Rise Task Force.Governor Ron DeSantis believes that sea level rise is a problem the state needs to address.If the bill ultimately becomes law, the Department of Environmental Protection would then be required to act on any recommendations the Sea-Level Rise Task Force makes.
A Michigan man purchased a couch from a thrift store, and what he found in the couch was quite unbelievable.Howard Kirby found $43,000 in the used sofa that was purchased from Humanity ReStore in Owosso, Michigan. According to reports, Kirby said a cushion from the couch felt “off” and when his daughter opened the cushions they discovered the cash.Kirby said he called the shop, and they were was able to track the sofa to its original owner namedKim Fauth-Newberry.Fauth-Newberry said that the sofa belonged to her grandfather.Legally Kirby could have kept the cash, however, he decided to return the money.
Authorities in Riviera Beach are currently searching for a 14-year-old girl who was reported missing.Deajah Jones was last seen at 901 W. 3rd Street early Friday and is believed to be in danger.If you have any information about Jones’ disappearance, you are asked to contact the Riviera Beach Police Department at 561-845-4123.
The next drawing is on Saturday with the jackpot reset to 40 million dollars. One winning ticket for the massive Powerball lottery was sold in Florida.The ticket worth almost $400-million was sold at a 7-Eleven in Bonita Springs, Florida.The winner has six months to come forward. They can decide to take the full jackpot paid out over 30 years or take the lump sum of just under $275-million.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of Enterprise ServicesOn Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25, a contractor hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will replace the screens between Capitol Lake’s mitigation ponds and the main lake. The screens are needed to reduce risk of Eurasian Watermilfoil fragments spreading from the ponds into the lake.To accommodate the work, Enterprise Services will lower the lake level by 2 feet, starting during the high tide the evening of Sunday, July 23.The agency will return the lake to its normal level after the work is complete.Enterprise Services has an ongoing Hydraulic Project Approval for maintenance work on Capitol Lake, issued by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. This work is included under that permit.Enterprise Services originally planned the work for early July, but postponed the work to protect bats who rely more heavily on the lake as a food source in June and early July when pups are nursing. Follow Enterprise Services on Twitter. Learn more about Visitor Services on Facebook.