Twitter Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleFILM REVIEW: 1917Next articleGalbally and Richmond go head to head this weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Facebook Linkedin TRAFFIC will be re-routed in parts of the city as Irish Water replaces over 400 metres of old water pipes to provide a more secure and reliable water supply in the Barrington Street area.The works, which commenced this week in conjunction with Limerick City and County Council, is expected to be completed in March.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The project will see old pipes replaced between the Barrington Street and Quinlan Street junction, up Barrington Street, looping around Pery Street and returning to the Upper Hartstonge Street and O’Connell Street junction.The old pipes will be replaced with modern, high-density polyethylene (plastic) pipes, which will lead to a big reduction in the likelihood of bursts and water outages.Carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme, the project will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.“As they get older, some pipes have a high level of leakage as well as being subject to frequent bursts,” said Gerry O’Donnell, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, Irish Water.“Replacing these old, damaged pipes will ensure a more reliable and resilient water supply for the area.”Barrington Street will be restricted to one lane for the duration of the works with no access from O’Connell Avenue.There will be no vehicular access to Barrington Street from Newenham Street.Vehicles wishing to access Barrington Street will do so via a diversion from Hartstonge Street/Pery Square where traffic will flow back to O’Connell Avenue.Public transport is re-routed through Hartstonge Street in place of Barrington Street for the duration of the works. TAGSIrish WaterKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postwater Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsIrish Water replacing old pipes in Barrington Street areaBy Alan Jacques – January 17, 2020 225 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp
Ipswich Town Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Read more Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Against Brentford Ipswich fielded four specialist full-backs in defence and, through a sheer lack of available midfielders, were forced to use all four of their strikers from the start. They have had to muddle through and have, in each of their games, spent periods riding their luck. They have taken 34 shots and their opponents have attempted 82; their “expected goals” tally for the four games is just 4.3. In truth, though, there is little for the statistics evangelists to extrapolate from that: Ipswich have been improvising to the extent that no one can really say how they will settle down when players return to fitness. McCarthy is arguably at his best when his back is against the wall and the key to their season will be in how he manages a fuller set of resources.If nothing else they have given themselves a platform for a shot at better times. And should things unravel now, the early season has brought another bonus. On Tuesday night, McCarthy selected a team whose outfielders had an average age of 19.3 for a League Cup tie at Crystal Palace. They ran strong Premier League opponents close before losing 2-1; two of those players, the midfielders Flynn Downes and Tristan Nydam, have already impressed in the Championship this season and an academy that had lost its way in recent years appears to be thriving once more under the outstanding leadership of Bryan Klug. Almost 2,000 supporters cheered Ipswich’s youngsters off the pitch at Selhurst Park; it was a night without precedent in the club’s history and added to the feeling that, at long last, a tide might be turning.Fulham, who twice beat Ipswich soundly last season, may well deliver a reality check. There is no escaping that the peace between McCarthy and the fans is brittle enough to disintegrate with a run of bad results but Ipswich hope to feed from the buzz. “There was a real negative atmosphere around the place, not just here at the training ground but also at the stadium as well,” the forward Freddie Sears said on Thursday of last season’s depths. “But it has been different this season and the fans have been great.” More of the same and they might accept that, iPad or not, McCarthy knows a thing or two about this lark after all. Topics Share on Facebook James McArthur breaks down Ipswich young bloods to take Palace through Championship The wit may not change but there is a sense of transformation around Ipswich. A 2-0 win over Brentford put them into the top two and brought up maximum points from their first four games; if Fulham are beaten at Portman Road on Saturday it will be the club’s best start to a season and the remove from 2016-17, an unhappy campaign that brought widespread calls for McCarthy’s head, could hardly be more pronounced.These are early days but the shaft of light is clear to everyone around Ipswich. Last season’s 16th place was their worst in 58 years and it had not been a difficult decline to foresee. Awash with optimism and new money when Marcus Evans took over in 2007, they have been outstripped largely due to a combination of parachute payments, wealthier backers and their own poor decisions. Most would agree McCarthy’s appointment in 2012 was the best call made during that decade but by May, with on- and off-field aims apparently stretching no further than to make do and survive, patience with the status quo had been thoroughly exhausted.At that stage there would have been little dissent if McCarthy had been thanked warmly for his efforts before moving on amicably. He hated what Portman Road, a buoyant venue at its best, had become over the previous nine months and it was tempting to wonder whether, at 58, he really needed any of this. Barbs at a fanbase that he felt, with justification, did not make enough allowances for the constraints he was working under became more frequent than was probably wise; chants of “Mick McCarthy, your football is shit” were commonplace, the high-tempo style that helped Ipswich overperform earlier in his reign having tailed off and left little that was commendable.Yet McCarthy stayed and the picture has changed markedly. Last season – particularly the accusations of boring football – stung him more than he might admit and there is a strong impression that he has a point to prove. The pledge this time round was to freshen things up, make Ipswich more entertaining and take things from there. So far McCarthy has delivered: Ipswich have scored nine goals, four in a riotous 4-3 win at Millwall, and the old energy appears to have returned. Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner, two strikers unwanted by Rangers, were signed for under £1m between them and have already found the net seven times; David McGoldrick, comfortably among the division’s best players when fit, looks in his best nick for at least two years and there is a sharpness across the pitch that had been sorely missing before.The idea was three more new signings – Bersant Celina, Tom Adeyemi and Emyr Huws – would be integral to this approach. Remarkably all are yet to play a minute in the league; Celina, whose arrival on loan from Manchester City was a coup, has been recovering from bouts of flu, while Adeyemi has only just returned from his own illness and injury setbacks and Huws is likely to require achilles surgery that could sideline him for several months. Ipswich’s three first-choice centre-backs are all on the treatment table too; Andre Dozzell is among others out for the long term and the most eyecatching facet of their early-season form is that they have achieved it amid the worst injury crisis anybody can remember. Mick McCarthy Championship roundup: Onomah earns point for Aston Villa against Bristol City Mick McCarthy had just seen Ipswich Town go second in the Championship when it was put to him the only team sitting above them, on goal difference at that, was a Neil Warnock-managed Cardiff City. “Two old farts who know nothing about the game, hey?” he said. “I’ll have to get my iPad out now.” Read more Share via Email features Share on Messenger Reuse this content
(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The 2016 college football season kicks off two weeks from tomorrow (technically it starts earlier than that, but the first Saturday of the season is what really counts).Week 1 should be incredible.The opening weekend of the year includes the following games:Alabama vs. USC (Sept. 3)Florida State vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 5)LSU vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 3)Clemson vs. Auburn (Sept. 3)In anticipation of Week 1, Marvel has created the following comic book covers for those four games. They were tweeted out today by ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.Check them out below.Marvel’s College Football Comic Book Covers
Fox News probably should have double-checked before listing Steve Spurrier as “Head Game Coach” during their live interview.With college football less than a week away, former Gator quarterback and head coach Steve Spurrier is promoting his new book. The autobiography, Head Ball Coach, follows Spurrier’s childhood in Tennessee to his Heisman Trophy win, and then to playing and coaching in the pros to leading the Florida Gators to six SEC Championships and beyond. However, Fox News made quite a gaff, listing “Head Game Coach” as the introductory graphic during the broadcast.Steve Spurrier. Universally known as “Head Ball Coach” someone should tell the nerd running graphics at Fox News. pic.twitter.com/VUvbkZskOx— Patrick Shuck (@pshuck) August 31, 2016Note: Head Ball Coach is the title of Spurrier’s new autobiography…which he talked about during this interview.Florida fans and basically any person with a firm understanding of college football were quick to mock the obvious [email protected] @BobbyBigWheel idiots, everyone knows Bobby Petrino is the Head Game coach.— Sonar Jose (@SonarJose) August 31, [email protected] @BobbyBigWheel wait does he coach the game with the basket ball ring or the one with the giant tuning forks at each end of the grass— Frank Mueller (@Muellercleez) August 31, [email protected] no, it’s “head game coach.” i remember because he would always tell his players to put the ball right in the basketball ring— Aaron Montgomery (@ProbablyMonty) August 31, 2016Looks like someone at Fox News needs a comprehensive history lesson.Spurrier, now an ambassador for Florida’s athletics department, was the Gators’ starting quarterback for three seasons. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1966.After an NFL stint, Spurrier coached the Gators towards six SEC championships and one national title in 12 seasons. After resigning unexpectedly in 2001, he coached the NFL Washington Redskins until 2005, when he left to coach the South Carolina Gamecocks from 2005-2015.
zoom Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad (MISC) has posted a net profit of RM 680.5 million (USD 160.8 million) for the third quarter of 2017, more than quadrupling last year’s equivalent of RM 134.2 million.Group revenue for the quarter came at RM 2,315.8 million, a 1.0% higher than the last year’s corresponding quarter’s revenue of RM2,292.8 million. The increase in revenue was contributed to the lease commencement of three new LNG vessels delivered in October 2016, January 2017 and August 2017.The company’s offshore segment also contributed to the increase with the favorable adjudication decision on Gumusut-Kakap Semi-Floating Production System (L) Limited (GKL) variation works and construction revenue from Floating, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FSO) Benchamas 2 that commenced construction in January 2017, MISC said.The revenue growth was, however, dampened by the lower earning days and freight rates reported by MISC’s petroleum arm as well as lower revenue from heavy engineering segment as most on-going projects are nearing completion.“Petroleum shipping demand continues to be affected by global production cuts in response to high crude inventory levels and low oil prices. This has also been exacerbated by the delivery of new tankers during the year. Nonetheless, seasonal demand during peak winter months will end the year on a firmer note for the petroleum shipping sector,” MISC said.Group revenue for the nine-month period stood at RM 7,603.2 million, 7.4% higher than last year’s equivalent.MISC’s profit before tax for the 9 months reached RM 1,961.5 million, down by 15.1% year-on-year.On the LNG shipping front, spot charter rates remain sluggish as a result of the tonnage oversupply driven by higher vessel deliveries and older vessels coming off charter, the company noted. However, spot charter rates are expected to pick up as countries start building up inventories to meet the winter heating demand.MISC said that long term charters in its LNG shipping business along with long-term contracts secured by its offshore business division will continue to support the financial performance of the group.In July, MISC took delivery of its new LNG Carrier, Seri Cempaka from Hyundai Heavy Industries. The 150,200 CBM Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier is the third in a series of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered at HHI.In addition, Seri Camellia has joined MISC’s LNG fleet as the 27th active LNG carrier.Meanwhile, in its heavy engineering business segment, the group is working on cost management and improving operational efficiency to combat the challenging environment.“Replenishment of orderbook from the marine segment and offshore services is progressing and remains a priority. While the segment has successfully secured several offshore fabrication projects during the period, the majority of the contribution will only be realised in 2018 and beyond,” MISC said.“MISC will continue to pursue sustainable growth guided by MISC2020, our 5-year masterplan, with emphasis on advancing the growth of our core business segments,” MISC’s CEO Yee Yang Chien said.“We continue to accomplish notable milestones during this quarter and the recent months which includes MISC becoming a Strategic Partner of the Global Maritime Forum, a platform that is dedicated to unleashing the potential of the global maritime industry and is committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade. MISC was recently acknowledged as the Tanker Operator of the Year at the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards 2017, highly regarded as a global mark of recognition within the shipping industry.”
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Business Minister Geoff MacLellan says word of 49 layoffs at Cape Breton’s Donkin coal mine is tough news for the families affected.However, MacLellan says the layoffs are a “temporary bump in the road” for the operation, which had grown to a workforce of 130 people since production began in March.He says while the mine has made tremendous investments in the operation, it has reached a point where its costs aren’t matching its revenues.MacLellan says the rising value of the Canadian dollar isn’t hurting Donkin, although the company had hoped to be further along in its production schedule and the amount of coal sold on international markets.He says he’s confident the mine will rebound because the long-term market for coal is viable and the mine’s product in terms of quantity and quantity is “top shelf.”MacLellan says Kameron Coal Management will be bringing in new equipment that will be subject to a regulatory process the province is willing to help with, although he stressed there would be “no back doors” used to speed things up.
CALGARY – Oilsands producer Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. has won court approval for a process to find a buyer or investor that could allow it to emerge from Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act protection after nearly two years.A court ruling Wednesday approves the Calgary-based company’s agreement with its first lien lenders — owed about $141 million — to launch a process that envisions a May 23 initial bid deadline and court approval of a transaction in July.An attempt to sell the company soon after it filed for court protection from creditors in 2016 attracted several bids, but Connacher and its lenders ruled none was acceptable.“In light of the company’s improved financial performance resulting from cost efficiencies realized during the CCAA process and the improvement in oil prices, Connacher believes that it is appropriate to exit from CCAA in the short term, either through a third-party sale or investment transaction or a creditor-driven restructuring,” it stated in a news release.It added it has appointed investment bank Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. to solicit proposals that will provide net sale or investment proceeds of at least $90 million, plus an amount sufficient to pay other claims with similar ranking to the first lien debtholders.If no qualified bidder emerges, the company would be sold to its lenders in return for cancellation of some of what they are owed.Justin Zammit, a vice-president with Los Angeles-based Houlihan Lokey, said he’s optimistic that a buyer can be found, adding marketing will expose the company to an international pool of potential investors.“The market is much more favourable. There are still some challenges but we think the outlook is much better than it was in 2016,” he said.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:CLC)
CALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator says it has suspended the licences of an oil and gas producer after no one answered its 1-800 emergency phone line when one of its hydrocarbon handling facilities appeared to be leaking.In a notice on its website, the regulator says it has yanked licences for nearly 30 wells, a similar number of pipeline segments and four facilities from Insch Commodity Ltd., a Warburg, Alta.-based company.It says the apparent leak was reported in an anonymous call to the Drayton Valley, Alta., office of the AER on March 13.An AER inspector visited the site west of Edmonton on March 20 and observed hydrocarbon pooling on soil and vegetation which potentially could migrate into a nearby waterbody. The inspector called the emergency number on a sign on the site and no one answered.The AER has ordered Insch to hire an environmental contractor to clean the affected site. The company is also to inspect, clean and shut down all of its other sites, and is being given 14 days to confirm it has done so.The AER says in its order the company also has failed to provide a security deposit or pay its 2017 contribution to the Alberta orphan well fund, which is used to reclaim oil and gas sites left behind by operators who can’t or won’t do the work.There was no immediate response to messages left at Insch’s Warburg contact number on Monday.
Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who may have been near the scene of either fire, in the Highway 29/Hannaford Road area or along the Golf Course Road on March 30, 2018 between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call their local police or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The RCMP have not released any new details into the disappearance of a Charlie Lake man whose house burned to the ground the same night he was last seen.North District RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said this morning that police will not be releasing any more information about their investigation into the disappearance of 55-year-old John Banky, who has not been seen since a fire occurred at his home on Hannaford Road in the Charlie Lake area. The RCMP were called out to a report of a fire at Banky’s home at around 3:15 a.m. on March 30th. Police said that Banky was not found at the home, but that his late model red Toyota Tundra pickup was found on fire on the road heading to Lakepoint Golf and Country Club at around 6:30 that same morning. Friends of Banky’s concerned for his well-being began posting over the Easter long weekend asking whether Banky had turned up over the weekend. A Facebook said that Bank’y dog had turned up on the morning of Monday, April 2nd, though that hasn’t been confirmed by police.
New Delhi: Afghanistan chief selector Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai Tuesday justified the unexpected sacking of ODI skipper Asghar Afghan ahead of the World Cup, saying the decision was taken looking at the long-term future of the team. The three-member selection panel led by Ahmadzai announced three captains for three formats last month, in a move that led to unrest in the team with star players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi openly voicing their concerns over the timing of the decision. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”We realised that we can’t win the World Cup at this moment under Asghar’s captaincy or anyone else who would have been in charge. We made the decision not just thinking about this World Cup, we are thinking about the 2023 edition. “We will be getting 10 matches with full members and we feel it will provide perfect training for the new captain (Gulbadin Naib),” said Ahmadzai, who is a former Afghanistan fast bowler, in response to a PTI query. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersAsked about the need for announcing split captaincy less than two months from the World Cup, the chief selector said: “Like you are expressing your concern to me, there were concerns expressed by the players (Rashid and Nabi) and the entire issue was handled professionally. “They felt it was not the right time to change captaincy but later understood that it was in the best interest of the team.” Asghar was the captain in all formats but now Naib will lead the team in the 50-over World Cup, Rashid in T20s and Rahmat Shah in Tests. Ahmadzai insisted Naib is the right choice to captain Afghanistan in ODIs. “The team members, including Rashid and Nabi, are now happy for Gulbadin. He is not a new man. He has been playing for 17 years and has captaincy experience at the first-class and U-19 level. “Asghar himself has said that Gulbadin is like his younger brother who believes that Asghar’s experience will come in handy in the World Cup. They are a united front now. Changes happen. Sri Lanka also changed their captain,” said Ahmadzai referring to Naib, who has played 52 ODIs and 38 T20 Internationals. On a lighter note, Afghanistan CEO Asadullah Khan, who was sitting alongside the chief selector, said: “M S Dhoni also plays under Virat Kohli.” Leggie Rashid is Afghanistan’s biggest star at the moment, having tasted success in leagues all around the world including the IPL. Asked why he was not chosen to lead the team in the World Cup beginning May 30 in the UK, Ahmadzai said: “Rashid is not ready for all formats but he is ready for T20. He is too busy playing (all around the world).” The team, which made its World Cup debut in 2015, is currently preparing in South Africa. The chief selector said the aim is to make the last-four of the mega event and surprise a few teams.