Realising Limerick food industry potential

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Printcenter_img Twitter LIMERICK has long links with the finest of foods being produced within the Treaty county – the ham was once the only choice of Royals for the Christmas table.From a time when everything but the squeak was used in bacon production, to the success that has continued to this very day with many of the finest artisan producers offering their delicious treats to those who seek them out, Limerick has an fine food history.However, there is a wider potential that could be realised if Limerick is to take a seat at the top table but it is fair to say that thanks to a cohort of interested epicureans, Limerick’s food industry is on the up.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So how can Limerick’s food industry grow and realise its potential?That will be the subject discussed at a special seminar as part of Pigtown Food Series next week in Limerick.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick in conjunction with Innovate Limerick and the Limerick Food Group will hold a Limerick Food Industry Networking Seminar in the Great National South Court Hotel, Raheen on Monday September 11 next from 11am until 3pm.The event will provide an opportunity for food businesses to meet, network and learn more about how collaboration and networking together can benefit the whole Limerick food industry.Speakers from the Limerick Food Group, Taste Kerry, O’Brien’s Cheese, Foods of Athenry and Boyne Valley Food Series will share their own experiences of how food initiatives and working with other food businesses has positively impacted their business and the food industry in their area.Trish O’Sullivan, Food Strategy Co-ordinator for Limerick highlighted the importance of networking in helping to grow and develop any type of food business.“We have many great examples here in Ireland of initiatives where industry stakeholders have come together for the betterment of the industry as a whole,” she said.“Initiatives such as Taste Kerry, Limerick for Engineering and the Boyne Valley Food Series are already spearheading the way and gaining recognition at both local and national levels for the work they are doing in promoting their particular industry and locality. We are hoping to do the same for the Limerick food industry,” she added.This free Food Industry Networking Seminar takes place as part of the Pigtown Culture and Food Series.Developed by the Limerick Food Group and inspired by the history of Limerick’s famous bacon industry, the Pigtown Culture and Food Series is an exciting new programme of themed events happening in September and October 2017 in Limerick.See more on the upcoming event hereSee more Limerick news here TAGSbaconfoodhamlimerickpigtown Previous articleTD calls for ‘more attractive service’ as rail strike loomsNext articleSMEs to explore sources of funding at Shannon Chamber event Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsRealising Limerick food industry potentialBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2017 1319 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Sixers bringing back Brown as head coach

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBen Solomon/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) —  Amid uncertainty surrounding the future of 76ers head coach Brett Brown’s time in Philadelphia, managing partner Josh Harris has set the record straight. Harris told ESPN on Monday night that Brown will return as the Sixers head coach next year for his seventh season.Brown met with Harris and GM Elton Brand on Monday  to discuss plans for the franchise’s upcoming offseason. Philadelphia must decide which free agents on their roster to re-sign, including key pieces Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and J.J. Redick. The Sixers owe Brown nearly $15 million on a contract extension, set to start next season. Recently, Joel Embiid voiced support for Brown remaining as coach after the 76ers Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund May 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Sixers bringing back Brown as head coachcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

CNPC continues orderly overseas oil and gas operations despite COVID-19 outbreak

first_img Andes Petroleum Ecuador has put two new oil wells into production. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) Andes Petroleum Ecuador of China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation (CNODC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China National Petroleum (CNPC), has put two new oil wells into production in the Province of Orellana, Ecuador, a breakthrough for CNPC in the field of lithologic oil reservoir exploration.As the COVID-19 spreads globally, CNPC is ensuring uninterrupted production and smooth management in its various projects overseas, while introducing China’s effective measures in preventing and controlling the epidemic to other countries, partners and staff. Dai Houliang, Chairman of CNPC, wrote letters specifically to foreign partners and received understanding and support.On January 26, CNODC initiated a Level I public health emergency response and put together a leading group for COVID-19 prevention and control. The most essential task is to implement various preventive and control measures and to guarantee that production and operations are carried out in a highly-organized way.CNODC then introduced telecommuting solutions highlighting the use of a uniform communication and video conferencing platform to support flexible working. The overseas companies and projects also prepared disease prevention and control implementation programs and contingency plans, which include procurement of necessary supplies and paying close attention to staff wellbeing.In addition, CNPC actively reported the situation of China’s fight against the epidemic and CNPC’s people-oriented measures to foreign staff of its joint ventures, local communities and governments, and provided regular briefings on the health conditions of its Chinese staff.CNPC’s refining company in Niger published articles about COVID-19 on Niger’s official website ACTUNIFER and national newspaper Le SAHEL. RAYNATOU MAHAMADOU SALIFOU from the Niger-Benin crude oil pipeline project wrote for the local newspaper on the prevention and control of COVID-19. In Brazil, CNPC sent more than 30 letters to its partners and community residents.“CNPC stands with all of our staff and partners in the fight against the novel coronavirus. We are committed to providing all necessary assistance to keep everyone safe and healthy while trying the best to contribute to the economic and social development of host countries, by ensuring continued oil and gas production from our overseas projects,” said Wang Zhongcai, Vice President of PetroChina & Chairman of CNODC. Source: Company Press Release As the COVID-19 spreads globally, CNPC is ensuring uninterrupted production and smooth management in its various projects overseaslast_img read more

Goshen Physicians offering drive-thru flu shot clinics

first_img Facebook By Brooklyne Beatty – September 10, 2020 0 542 Google+ Goshen Physicians offering drive-thru flu shot clinics TAGSclinicsdrive-thruflu shotfreeGoshenGoshen PhysiciansIndiana WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Goshen Health) You can get your flu shot drive-thru style this fall at Goshen Physicians locations.The clinics are open to the community for anyone aged 10 or older, and shots are free with most insurance plans.Participants do not need to register in advance, but should bring a photo ID, insurance card and payment method when getting their shot. A parent/guardian signature is required for those under 18.Clinic dates are listed below and posted here:September 199:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Keystone1814 Charlton Ct.Goshen, IN 46526September 269:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Internal Medicine2024 Dorchester Ct.Goshen, IN 46526September 305:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Keystone1814 Charlton Ct.Goshen, IN 46526October 39:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Family Medicine | Syracuse1033 N Indiana Ave.Syracuse, IN 46567October 75:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Goshen Physicians Internal Medicine2024 Dorchester Ct.Goshen, IN 46526Additional clinic dates will be announced on the Goshen Health Facebook page.center_img Previous articleCoquillard Elementary students receive school desks for at-home learningNext articleTeen shot in Benton Harbor Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

DC’s NFL Franchise Temporarily Renamed “Washington Football Team”

first_imgWashington’s NFL franchise is simply going to be known as – get this – “Washington Football Team” for the time being.The team confirmed the name change on Thursday, as its Twitter handle changed to @WashingtonNFL.The new account includes the team’s temporary logo, which is a stylized “W.”It also tweeted photoshopped images of current players in brand new team uniforms without the old branding.ESPN and NBC Sports report that the name will serve as a placeholder until the team chooses a new team name in the near future.It begins here…— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 23, 2020 The team is keeping its same burgundy and gold color scheme, and will also retain the same uniform set for the most part.However, its old logo will be replaced with player numbers on helmets..Jerseys will substitute the team’s old nickname with the word “Washington.”The team officially retired its previous nickname, which is a dictionary-defined term for Native Americans, last month, during nationwide protests over systemic racism.Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.This is not a final renaming and rebranding for team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name in the future.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020 It is unknown when the team will choose a new nickname.last_img read more

Matt Kemp’s eighth-inning home run lifts the Dodgers into a tie for first place

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Just an unbelievable moment for him and for us,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said.The win moved the Dodgers into a share of first place for the first time since Aug. 11. Ten days ago after being swept at home by the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dodgers were 4-1/2 games out of first place. They have won seven of eight games since then.“Not surprised, very impressed,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the surge. “I think the noise outside with certain things being said – our guys didn’t waver, really.”This has been very much a new-age playoff showdown. The two teams have combined to score 14 runs in the first three games of this series, all but one by virtue of a home run — five solo shots, two three-run homers and one two-run homer.The momentum that Friday night’s come-from-behind victory — thanks to late home runs by Hernandez and Turner — seemed to signal was disappearing under another avalanche of fruitless at-bats as the Diamondbacks held the Dodgers scoreless into the eighth. LOS ANGELES – Live by the home run …That’s it. Just live by the home run.For the second consecutive night, the Dodgers’ slumbering offense woke up from a deep sleep and started lashing out dangerously. This time, it was Matt Kemp who connected on a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that lifted the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks and into a tie for first place in the National League West Saturday night.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.On Friday night, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called Kiké Hernandez’s pinch-hit, game-tying homer off Zack Greinke  “one of the biggest hits of the year.” Saturday, Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw upped the ante, calling Kemp’s homer off Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley the “biggest hit of the year so far.”center_img They stressed Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin early Saturday, putting runners on base in each of the first four innings and in scoring position three of those.But the Dodgers came up empty each time, going 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position and stranding six baserunners. But they did drive up Corbin’s pitch count and he was out of the game after throwing 96 in only five innings.It didn’t matter. The Dodgers didn’t get another hit until the eighth inning – a single by Turner with one out that seemed harmless enough.Manny Machado followed and took two fastballs from Bradley for strikes. He went to work from there, fouling off four pitches, working the count full and finally taking a curveball low for a 10-pitch walk.“Obviously Matt had a big swing but the at-bat Manny had against Bradley was incredible,” Turner said. “Fouling off good pitches, laying off some tough pitches in a big moment when he could have been anxious to hit – that was an unbelievable at-bat.“That’s a situation where guys can get a little froggy. But he stayed patient … just a patient, professional at-bat.”Bradley got ahead of Kemp as well, 1-and-2, but threw two consecutive curveballs and Kemp was all over the second one, driving it over the wall in center field. It was his first home run since the Dodgers’ trip to Seattle two weeks ago and only his fourth since the All-Star break.One of the National League’s starters in the All-Star outfield, Kemp has been a falling star since. Even with the big swing Saturday, he is just 16 for his past 96 (.167).“Baseball’s a game of ups and downs,” Kemp said. “There’s not many guys who don’t have any downs all year. Some. But baseball’s hard. There’s a lot of ups and downs.”Saturday was definitely a big up for Kemp who reacted emotionally as he rounded the bases. He acknowledged that lip readers might be offended by his proclamation of residency.“Well, this is our home,” he joked after the game.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has had his share of ups and downs this season. He came on in the ninth inning, pitching on consecutive days for the first time since July 23-24 and  looking for saves in consecutive games for the first time since June 15-16.He got a big lift from Hernandez. Playing second base in the ninth inning (his third position of the game), Hernandez sprawled on the right-field grass to stop David Peralta’s ground ball then threw him out at first base while rolling over on the ground.“That play Kiké made was absolutely ridiculous,” Turner said. “Wow. Unbelievable.”It became even more important when Jansen gave up a two-out double to Nick Ahmed before closing out the game.“That was sick. That was awesome,” Jansen said. “Kiké could play 20 positions and he’d do a great job.”last_img read more