Keith lines out for suicide patrol

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSCorbett Suicide Prevention PatrolsKeith EarlsMusic Limerick WhatsApp Keith Earls autobiography coming this October NewsLocal NewsKeith lines out for suicide patrolBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 909 Breaking: Keith Earls Extends IRFU Contract Email Printcenter_img Mike Haley hails ‘unbelievable’ Keith Earls Facebook Linkedin Advertisement MUNSTER, Ireland and Lions rugby star Keith Earls has signed up to tackle the serious issue of suicide in Limerick as an ambassador for the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.The city suicide group that patrols the River Shannon made contact with the 26-year-old Moyross man through Munster head offices last month. And, according to Paul Hogan of the voluntary group, Earls was quick to pledge his support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are about prevention but we are also about awareness. We have been asked to give lots of talks on the issue of suicide and the fact that Keith Earls has now given us his support will help raise our profile,” Mr Hogan said.“When we contacted Keith, he said he was well aware of the work we do. We are absolutely delighted to have such a well-known ambassador for our organisation. His support will help raise more awareness and the more we talk about this issue, the better,” he explained.The CSPP have been involved in over 80 interventions along the Shannon since setting up over a year ago. The volunteer suicide group have also launched a new helpline number — 085-2120987 — for families who might be concerned about a loved one who is missing.The group will hold a fundraising event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on March 29 next. Tickets cost €10 and are available via the voluntary group’s facebook page. Previous articleWeekly Golf Notes 22/3/14Next articleLosses change everything for Limerick GAA Alan Jacques Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick ‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with’ – Rory Best backs Keith Earls for Lions call last_img read more

Young people encouraged to unleash their creativity at Limerick’s Cruinniú na…

first_imgLinkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook NewsCommunityEducationYoung people encouraged to unleash their creativity at Limerick’s Cruinniú na nÓgBy Staff Reporter – June 5, 2019 177 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSCommunityeducationlimerickLimerick City and CountyMayor James Collinsyouth Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleO’Sullivan welcomes funding for apprenticeships at Limerick Institute of TechnologyNext articleNew Limerick Mayor to be elected on Friday Staff Reporter Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Pictured at the launch of Cruinniu na nOg in the Hunt Museum was Donnachadh and Cliodhne Burrows. Picture: Alan PlaceOver 30 free creative activities for under 18’s as part of Creative Ireland Programme initiative supported by Limerick City and County Council and RTÉMayor of the city and county of Limerick, Cllr James Collins is calling on all children and young people to fire up their imaginations and take part in one of the free Cruinniú na nÓg events that will take place around the county on Saturday 15th June 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities.  Led by the local Limerick Culture and Creativity Team, with huge support from local artists, arts organisations, creative practitioners and community festivals, activities include everything from free outdoor film screenings to stop motion animation workshops and shadow animation. With a strong emphasis on participation, activities are specially designed to spark an interest and encourage the inner creative in children to try something new or fulfil a secret ambition!Said Mayor Collins, “Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Limerick invites young people and children of Limerick to celebrate culture and creativity through the interdisciplinary medium of film. The exciting programme of events on Saturday 15th June,  will span across the city and county of Limerick, including film production workshops, arts and creativity workshops, screenings and a special highlight of the day, a Young Film Convention at our offices in Merchant’s Quay. Come and enjoy all the fun free activity in libraries, parks and cultural venues across Limerick.”Highlights of this Limerick’s Cruinniú na nÓg include:Shadow Animation workshops 5-10yr Olds Libraries Granary Limerick, Watch House Cross, Dooradoyle, Adare, Kilmallock and Newcastle WestA hands-on 3-hour workshop for teens interested in filmmaking, called One Minute Wonders! 14-18-year-olds Limerick Youth Services City Centre, Killfinane, Newcastle West and CappamoreStop Motion Animation Hunt Museum 6-8 & 9-12-year-olds : These fun and exciting workshops will enable young people to experience each step of the Stop Motion process to produce a short animated filmMinister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD said:   Although only in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg has already grown in ambition and scale with almost double the number of free activities taking place across the length and breadth of the country this year. This unique and important initiative helps us to deliver on our promise to enable the creative potential of every child and to give them the sense of accomplishment that comes with participating in a creative project that really triggers their imaginations.Each of the activities and events have been carefully curated by our network of passionate and committed Culture and Creativity teams across the country. I would like to particularly thank the local authorities and RTÉ, who have been enthusiastic partners and collaborators on this event from the beginning, and also the many artists, arts and youth organisations, creative practitioners, festivals and communities who have helped to make this exciting new day of youthful creativity for children and young people a brilliant success.”Dee Forbes, Director-General, RTÉ, says: “Creativity and community are at the heart of RTÉ’s new mission statement.  They are also core principles of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Cruinniú na nÓg, which makes this partnership especially important for us. Encouraging and supporting opportunities for children and young people to come together to experience and explore their creative potential is a brilliant initiative. The diversity of creative activities available from gaming to a starter course in stop-start animation to Japanese kite-making is part of what makes Cruinniú na nÓg so unique.RTÉ supports over 130 arts and cultural events every year so recognizing and enabling artistic endeavour and creativity is something we take very seriously. We look forward to sharing in the excitement and fun on Saturday, June 15th when the next generation of Ireland’s future creatives take centre stage on this very special day.” Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Wärtsilä extends long-term service agreement with EDL in Australia

first_imgThe change highlights the flexibility of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle support and readiness to customise solutions based on customer needs Image: Wärtsilä extends long-term service agreement with EDL in Australia. Photo: Courtesy of Wärtsilä. The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an extended renewal agreement to its service agreement with Energy Developments Ltd (EDL) of Australia. The agreement covers the 53 MW baseload gas engine power plant at the McArthur River zinc mine in Northern Territory, Australia. The original ten-year service agreement was signed in 2013. However, after only six years this has been extended for a further ten years, and the maintenance approach has been changed from pre-planned, scheduled maintenance periods to condition-based and predictive maintenance with advisory contract. The agreement renewal was signed in Q3, 2019.The change in the scope of the agreement, from guaranteeing the plant’s availability based on pre-planned scheduled maintenance, to the condition-based and predictive maintenance approach came in response to the customer’s developing needs. The change highlights the flexibility of Wärtsilä’s lifecycle support and readiness to customise solutions based on customer needs.“Wärtsilä has given us excellent support and we are pleased to extend the agreement for a further ten years. EDL is committed to delivering on our customer’s expectations of reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable energy. Wärtsilä’s condition-based and predictive maintenance approach should help us to achieve this. We expect that the renewed and extended agreement will help us increase efficiencies, which in turn benefits our customer with greater reliability and reduced downtime,” said EDL General Manager, Remote Energy, Geoff Hobley.“We want to bring genuine value to our customers. By working closely with EDL and listening to their needs, we revisited the service agreement and were able to design a Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement which together with Wärtsilä’s condition-based and predictive maintenance approach is the best solution for them,” commented Edwin van Waas, General Manager, Service Agreements and Projects, Wärtsilä Energy Business.Wärtsilä’s capabilities in providing remote monitoring support from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres to power plant installations result in lower operating costs and greater overall plant efficiency, and represent a prime example of how the latest digital technologies are transforming the energy sector into a new era of flexibility and high efficiency.EDL manages a portfolio of power plants in Australia, North America and Europe. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Ighalo deserves Man U deal — Hargreaves

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United Champions League winner Owen Hargreaves expects Odion Ighalo to be signed permanently.Ighalo had a successful start to his loan spell at United after arriving from Shanghai Shenhua in January. The experienced Nigeria striker scored four goals in his first eight appearances in all competitions.“He’s a big United fan isn’t he and he’s done great, he’s done really good, better probably than he could have hoped and Man United could have hoped and he’s been a good addition to the team,” Hargreaves told talkSPORT.“I think all the boys are really good athletes and quick and want to run in behind and get the ball into feet but he looks comfortable with his back to the goal.“I love Marcus and Martial, love their game, but they’re quite different in the sense that they want the ball into feet and they want to run in behind, whereas he’s comfortable being a target man with people behind him and then getting the ball and people can run off him.“It’s not always about getting the best name, it’s about getting the guy that you don’t have that you need. “He was somebody that whoever signed him hats off to you, because he’s given them something different.”Tags: ContractManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOwen HargreavesPlayer Signinglast_img read more

Comeback complete for O’Connell

first_img “I am delighted. It’s a very exciting occasion. We’ve had a few great weeks, and it has gone up another level since the Leicester boys and the Leinster boys came in. I am disappointed, obviously, for Sam. He has run a great ship the last few weeks.” Solitary Irishman O’Connell will take charge of a team containing nine Welshmen – including the entire back-row of Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and Toby Faletau – three Scots and two English. And head coach Warren Gatland has also selected a powerful bench containing the likes of Cian Healy, Alun-Wyn Jones, Jamie Heaslip and Jonathan Sexton, which could be important given current sweltering temperatures and punishing humidity in Hong Kong. Gatland has described Wales flanker Warburton’s absence from the Baa-baas clash as “precautionary”. “Sam has just got a little knock,” Gatland said. “He has had a little bit of a sore knee for the last 10 days, and the medics have just given him an injection and said just to stay off it for about five days. He was desperate to play, but we felt just so early in the tour it was not worth the risk. “It is just precautionary, and there are two or three players in the same boat. Sean O’Brien has bruising on the bone, Rob Kearney’s hamstring is just a little bit tight and Gethin Jenkins’ calf is a little bit tight as well. They are all hopeful and confident of being fit for either the (Western) Force game next Wednesday or the game in Brisbane.” British and Irish Lions squad: S Hogg (Scotland); A Cuthbert (Wales), J Davies (Wales), J Roberts (Wales), S Maitland (Scotland); O Farrell (England), M Phillips (Wales); M Vunipola (England), R Hibbard (Wales), A Jones (Wales), R Gray (Scotland), P O’Connell (Ireland, capt), D Lydiate (Wales), J Tipuric (Wales), T Faletau (Wales). Replacements: T Youngs (England), C Healy (Ireland), M Stevens (England), A-W Jones (Wales), J Heaslip (Ireland), C Murray (Ireland), J Sexton (Ireland), G North (Wales). Paul O’Connell will seal his comeback from serious injury when he captains the British and Irish Lions in Saturday’s tour opener at Hong Kong Stadium. Only a few months ago, the 33-year-old Ireland lock did not expect to be part of what is now his third Lions mission. But with tour skipper Sam Warburton resting a knee injury, 2009 Lions captain O’Connell takes over as leader against the Barbarians. “I suppose around Christmas, and even two or three months after Christmas, I certainly thought I wouldn’t be here, so to be here and now captaining the side is fantastic,” said O’Connell, who was laid low by groin and back problems. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Loughmore change approach this year

first_imgTomorrow afternoon in Boherlahan West champions Arravale and Killenaule meet at 3. On Sunday a double header in Cashel sees Moyle Rovers and Galtee Rovers meet at 1.30 while Loughmore Castleiney and Clonmel Commercials meet in the big game at 3pm.Dual club Loughmore Castleiney are going for three in a row of senior titles but this year is differant in that they were also involved in the latter stages of the senior hurling championship the last two years. Loughmore manager Declan Laffan told Tipp FM sport some rejigging is needed this yearIn the intermediate championship, the venue for the quarter final clash between Newport and Golden Kilfeackle has been changed, its now taking place in Kilcommon instead of Drombane.last_img