Groups to benefit from council funding

first_imgPrint UNIVERSITY Concert Hall in UL and the Foynes Aviation and Maritime museum will benefit most from the Limerick County Council Contribution Scheme 2013. They are due to receive €18k and €15k respectively as part of the €95k fund to support organisations in arts, culture and tourism as well as animal welfare and marine rescue. Adare Heritage Trust is due to receive €10k. The Irish Chamber Orchestra, Askeaton Civic Trust Heritage Centre, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, Abbeyfeale Search and Rescue and the Belltable Arts Centre will get €5k each. Firarsgate Theatre and Lough Gur Development Association will receive €3k. The Hunt Museum is due to get €2.5k while Comhalatas Ceoltóirí Eireann, Community Games, St Gabriels Hydrotherapy Pool, West Limerick Community Radio, East Limerick Community Radio, Abbeyfeale Town Park and the Rape Crisis Mid-West are all set to receive €2k.  Limerick Youth Service will get €1.5k. Limerick SPCA, Limerick Animal Welfare and Limerick Musical Society will then receive €1k each. NewsGroups to benefit from council fundingBy Guest Writer – June 26, 2013 568 Email Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSLimerick County Council Contribution Scheme 2013 Advertisement Previous articleBug’s Life at the Hunt MuseumNext articleMy Journey through Prostitution – public lecture Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Watch Phil Lesh Join The Eric Krasno Band For A Beautiful “Scarlet > Fire”

first_imgFresh off the release of their Blood From A Stone album, the Eric Krasno Band brought their fall tour to the famed Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA last night. The venue is perhaps most well known for its proprietor, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. It just so happened that Lesh was on hand for the performance, and sat in for a four song run at the end of Krasno’s first set.Eric Krasno has been a frequent contributor to Phil Lesh & Friends shows of late, and the guitarist has embraced the Grateful Dead catalog with a passion. Lesh first emerged for “Ramble On Rose,” and aided in “I Second That Emotion.” Krasno’s band and Lesh then let loose on a great rendition of “Scarlet Begonias” into “Fire On The Mountain.”Check out a video of “Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain” below, courtesy of Keith Zacharski.The show of course featured a number of great original music from Krasno’s career, including choice cuts from his recent Blood From A Stone album. The show ended with a rocking encore of “Manic Depression,” sending fans home happy!Check out the full setlist below. The above photo, video, and setlist have been provided by Keith Zacharski and In The Barrel Photo.Setlist: Eric Krasno Band at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 10/8/16Set One: 76, Jezebel, Please Ya, Move Over, Curse Lifter, Ramble On Rose, I Second That Emotion, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The MountainSet Two: Get Back, Torture, On The Rise, Memphis Train, Blood From A Stone, Love Is Strong, Unconditional LoveEncore: Manic Depressionlast_img read more

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Truffles

first_imgUniversity of Georgia plant pathologist Tim Brenneman has studied the viability of truffles in the state’s pecan orchards for years. This winter, he will advance his research by introducing the European variety of truffles to Georgia pecan trees.“With collaborative researchers in Florida and Michigan, we are trying new ways of introducing the fungus to young trees so that all trees have truffles instead of just some of the trees in an orchard,” Brenneman said.Pecan truffles are expensive, and their incorporation into a pecan orchard represents potential monetary gains for growers, he said.Native pecan truffles can sell for $200 to $300 per pound in local markets. They are more economically priced than European truffles. Truffles and truffle-related dishes are growing in popularity among chefs.“We’re just trying to make these native truffles more well-known,” said Brenneman, who conducts his truffle research at the Ponder farm on the UGA Tifton campus. “We also have to find a way to produce them more consistently. Pecans can host the high-value European truffles. If pecan farmers can grow those, then returns from an orchard would be much greater than just the value of pecans alone.”Four to five years, or more, may elapse before Brenneman sees results from his introduction of truffles to Georgia pecan trees. He discovered pecan truffles in Georgia in the late 1980s and has since been searching for ways to consistently produce them.The color — various shades of yellow and brown — and seeming invisibility of truffles makes them difficult to harvest. They grow beneath the soil on the roots of pecan trees. Growers often don’t know they have truffles until they dig them up or accidentally find them during harvest. If they do know they have truffles, they might employ a truffle-sniffing dog to find the mature truffles, which exude a very strong, earthy aroma.Truffles protect the roots of pecan trees against pathogens and increase nutrient uptake. Unlike mushrooms, they are completely enclosed and grow below the ground.  Spores form and drop from little pores, or gills, on the underside of mushrooms and are spread by wind or rain. Truffles, on the other hand, are comprised of an enclosed mass of spores and are designed to be spread by animals, such as mice and wild hogs. These animals smell the strong aroma, dig up the truffles and eat them. The truffle spores are then digested by the animal and are deposited in a new area.For more information on pecan truffles and Brenneman’s research, visit timbrenneman.org/pecan-truffles.(Julie Jernigan is an intern at UGA-Tifton.)last_img read more

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Presidency appears within Biden’s grasp as his lead widens in crucial battlegrounds.

first_imgMost elections come to an end when one candidate calls the other to concede. Mr. Trump may be trailing — with diminishing hopes of winning — but he’s not the kind of person who concedes. And it’s not in Mr. Biden’s political interest to unilaterally declare victory (as Mr. Trump has effectively done), and feed the conspiracy theory being pushed by the president and his supporters that Democrats are trying to steal the election. – Advertisement – The outdoor stage was all set in Wilmington, Del., for Joseph R. Biden Jr. to come out and address the nation — presumably in a victory speech as the president-elect.There were banners and spotlights and people in cars ready to honk their approval for the next president and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris. But the hour grew late and the counting of votes kept going and going with no sign of a winner in the contest between Mr. Biden and President Trump.- Advertisement – While all indications suggest that Mr. Biden has succeeded in defeating Mr. Trump, it’s still close enough in four states — Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia — that the contest remains unresolved.As the number of outstanding ballots slowly dwindled, Mr. Trump was left increasingly with only legal challenges to forestall defeat. He remained uncharacteristically out of sight on Friday.This postelection limbo was one more bit of evidence of what a strange election this has been. Ballot counters have been overwhelmed by the record number of early votes cast by mail because of the pandemic; hence the slow, meticulous counts taking place across the country.- Advertisement – It has now been four days since Election Day. As long as that might seem, it’s nowhere near the 36 days it took in 2000 before the Supreme Court ended the counting and effectively declared George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore.- Advertisement – Finally, close to 11 p.m., Mr. Biden emerged. He did not deliver a victory speech, but came as close as he could, talking about what he intended to do as president while assuring Americans “your vote will be counted.” It was clear that Mr. Biden was getting as restless with the long, laborious count as much of the country.“It’s as slow as it goes,” Mr. Biden said, describing watching the numbers dribble in on television. “As slow as it goes it can be numbing.” So the count goes on. And on. And on.last_img read more

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Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac: Guidelines of the European Commission are coming in September, what the development of an instrument for recovery and resilience will look like

first_imgSource / Photo: HRT Also, Brnjac pointed out that at yesterday’s meeting with certain representatives of the tourism sector, she discussed future measures to maintain liquidity and recover the tourism system. She confirmed that the tourist situation in the northern part of Croatia is better than in the southern part.  Brnjac je odgovorila i na stanovite kritike koje se vežu uz odabir nje na poziciju ministrice turizma budući da ne dolazi iz turističkog sektora.  “Mislim da je danas upravo turistički sektor jasno nakon sastanka dao izjave koliko im je bitno imati naglasak na instrumentu za oporavak i otpornost te se što bolje pozicionirati u višegodišnjoj financijskoj omotnici, ali i općenito pozicionirati što bolje cjelokupan turistički sektor” After four years, he sees tourism in Croatia as sustainable, green, as tourism that will work to extend the season, not only in the coastal area, but also in the continental area. He also wants the development of nautical and health tourism. The development of a tourism development strategy will start in September, she said, stating that this should provide further guidance.  As for tourist arrivals, it is 2.3 million in July and almost more than 16 million overnight stays. That is already a little more than 50% of the turnover compared to the same period last year. These are quite good results and we have reason to be optimistic, said Brnjac. “We need to see the end of the tourist season. It is a good indicator that we have more than 760,000 guests today. The first Ministry of Tourism estimated that this year’s result will be 30% compared to last year, but we already have about 40% to 45%, when looking at the overall level, ” adds Brnjac. Answering the question who can count on this help, Minister Brnjac said that it refers to the entire tourism sector.  Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac last night in the HRT Diary, she stated that a few months ago no one could have imagined that the number of tourists would be as it is now.  ” Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin, Crikvenica and Split are the destinations where guests come the most. When we look at the southern destinations, we know that they are mainly related to air tourism. The Croatian National Tourist Board works on promotions in those countries from which guests come to Dubrovnik. It is precisely because of these marketing activities that we see the results: we have 92% of German tourists compared to last year, 91% of Slovenian tourists, followed by tourists from Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Said Brnjac. Budući da je Brnjac i ministrica sporta, kazala je da “želi dati i sportu veći značaj”. Kazala je da nikome nije potrebno objašnjavati kakvu ulogu sport i turizam imaju za globalnu promociju Hrvatske.  ” In September, we will receive guidelines from the European Commission on what the recovery and resilience instrument will look like. We want to be ready and that is why this meeting was organized. The next topic of the meeting was preparation for funding from the new envelope of the multiannual financial framework. tourism ” It is ungrateful to say how much is expected from tourism, said Brnjac, referring to yesterday’s statement when she said that this year it could be around 5 billion, which is half of last year’s amount.  “Vrlo važno je naglasiti da ulažući u projekte u sportu i turizmu, dobivamo dodane vrijednosti za niz drugih resora – od prometa do poljoprivrede” zaključila je Brnjac.last_img read more

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Guyana President calls for non-discriminatory admissions to regional law schools

first_imgGuyana President David Granger says the Council for Legal Education (CLE), should seek new ways of improving access to, and delivery of, affordable legal education to all corners of the Caribbean region.Addressing the opening of the 50th Meeting of the Council of Legal Education (CLE) on Friday, Granger called on the Council to ensure non-discriminatory admissions to the regional law schools.Not satisfied with present quota“Guyana’s need for a greater number of practitioners cannot be satisfied with the present quota it has imposed on our students of our regional law schools. Guyana looks forward to the Council of Legal Education to facilitate the education of more specialized legal practitioners in the Caribbean and of course, Guyana,” the Head of State told the gathering of legal luminaries.Currently, Guyana is allowed a quota of 25 students to pursue studies at the Hugh Wooding Law School.Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams   weighed in the matter, noting that each year, Guyanese law students are faced with an enormous financial burden of fees amounting to TT$98,000 “Our students simply cannot afford this high cost and therefore are deterred from a legal career. As Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, I have received many calls and visits from students who have excelled at the undergraduate level but because of cost cannot complete their legal education,” the Attorney General said. He added that although the government assists with 25 per cent of the cost, the balance remains a hurdle.This is the fifth time the CLE meetings are being hosted by Guyana. Previous meetings were held here in 1975, 1981, 1987 and 1994.last_img read more

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Local Girl Scouts Enjoy International Night with a French Guest Speaker

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOver 80 girls from the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore hosted International Night earlier this week, Reporter, Star Connor was there to enjoy some international foods, and talk to a transfer scout from France.St. Paul Lutheran Church was a full house Monday night as 13 troops from all over Northeast Michigan represented 13 countries for International Night.Tables were set up, for each troop to represent their country while taking a passport to visit other neighboring tables with other countries to learn facts, taste food, play games and more.The most important moment for the girls Monday night was hearing a French Girl Scout talk about her journey to America and the differences she sees with scouts from her country to the US.“So I told them about girl scouting in France. I talk to them about my uniform, and the system of Girl Scouts in France, like for example, we camp for two to three weeks. I also taught them a couple of French songs,” Scout, Agnes du Mesnildot said.On thing that is very unique about scouting in France is that girls must be a certain religion in order to join the community service organization.“I am Catholic, you have to be catholic in order to be a girl scout in France,” she revealed.But all in all, scouts everywhere are family.“It’s like we’re family. I think it’s pretty interesting to see what it’s like for Girl Scouts in another country.”In Alpena, for WBKB News, I’m Star.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Girl Scout International Night, Girls Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, International NightContinue ReadingPrevious New Band Program Needs Instruments for Alcona Community School StudentsNext Alpena Senior Citizens Center Offering 2 New Programs to Encourage Healthy Eating Habitslast_img read more

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Emery braced for backlash from Ancelotti’s Napoli

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Arsenal coach Unai EmeryNaples, Italy | AFP | Arsenal coach Unai Emery warned his side are braced for a backlash from Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli, the last Italian team left in Europe this season, who are two goals down going into their Europa League quarter-final, second leg tie in Naples on Thursday.“Ancelotti is a three-times Champions League winner, they have great players, a big history. They want to do something important,” said Emery.Ancelotti, who has won titles in each of Europe’s top five leagues, took over from Maurizio Sarri last summer with the promise of breaking the southerner’s title drought.But Napoli’s hopes of a first Serie A title since 1990 have evaporated as they trail 17 points behind Juventus who need just one more point to wrap up an eighth consecutive Scudetto.Ancelotti’s hopes are now hanging on winning their first European trophy since a Diego Maradona-inspired side won the UEFA Cup in 1989.“Tomorrow night we need courage, intelligence and heart,” said Ancelotti, 59, as he targets his first trophy in the second-tier European competition.Napoli can count on the fiery support of their home fans in the cauldron-like 60,000 capacity San Paolo Stadium where they have lost just once in their last seven meetings with English teams.“We must seize this opportunity, we need a positive mental attitude and, I repeat, a lot of heart,” said Ancelotti.“Courage, we had little in London in the first half, there was intelligence in the second half, we must put the heart tomorrow with a high dose of intensity.“And there will be an extraordinary atmosphere which will help us.”– ‘Still 50-50’ –Napoli are the only Italian team left in Europe after Juventus’s shock Champions League exit in the quarter-finals to Ajax. “Juventus’s defeat shows that European matches are unpredictable,” said former Chelsea boss Ancelotti who won Champions League titles with Real Madrid and AC Milan.“Napoli are the only Italian team left in Europe and I hope that is still the case on Friday.”Former PSG coach Emery, meanwhile, is also looking for silverware in his first season in London, having led Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League titles from 2014 to 2016.Emery is well aware that Arsenal have a wretched away record this season, while Napoli should be a more formidable force in front of their vociferous fans.“I still say it’s 50-50, we played the first leg at home and we won, which is the normal result, when you’re playing here against Napoli, they are stronger at home,” said the Spaniard.“Our mentality and tactic tomorrow is we play to win. We know it’s going to be a different match here at the San Paolo.“We know 90 minutes here can be long, they have a lot of players with big quality to push them, but we also have players with experience and quality.”Gunners centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos knows the San Paolo stadium well having played for two seasons in Italy with Genoa.“We have a lot of players who have played here before, and know the stadium is difficult, we know the situation,” said the Greek international.The winner will play either Villarreal or Valencia in the semi-finals, then the final in Baku on May 29.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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$5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ RETURNS DEC. 26; POPULAR FREE ONLINE CONTEST FEATURES $2,500 TOP PRIZE & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

first_img                –SHOW STREAK The player that has the longest “show” or no-worse than third place finish streak at the end of the Spring Meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500. Players are advised that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive, but they will not receive credit for days missed.                 –WIN STREAK This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.–TOTAL WINS At the conclusion of the Spring Meet, the player with the most total wins will take a $500 prize.TOTAL PLACES This too, carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total places (second place finishes) through both the Winter and Spring meets.WIN PAYOUT At the end of the Spring Meet, the player who has tabbed the highest single day win payout will be awarded a $500 prize.Fans are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at santaanita.com/showvivor, although registration will be available after Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be made no later than 10 prior to first post time each racing day. Please note, special early first post time on opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26, is at 12 noon.                For additional Showvivor details, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2015)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will again be available to fans everywhere on the track’s opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26. Showvivor will offer participating fans $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, which concludes on April 10. A new contest will begin in the spring on Thursday, May 5.Showvivor participants are required to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “Showvive.” If the player’s horse of choice fails to finish 1-2-3, that individual is not eliminated, as he or she may start up a new streak the next racing day. The player with the longest show streak at the conclusion of the Spring Meet will be declared the winner of $2,500.Along with the longest “show streak” there are a total of five separate ways to win, beginning Dec. 26:last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA HANDICAP QUOTES – SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

first_imgJAMES JERKENS, SHAMAN GHOST, WINNER: “He was in a nice spot the whole way, and then when the leader kicked away a little on the turn, for a second it looked like he was getting a little discouraged.“Javier was able to head him to the outside, out of the dirt, and I felt good right before they turned for home. I felt like, ‘May the best horse win.’“It didn’t look on paper like there was much pace, so it didn’t surprise me that he was placed where he was. He’s been showing up in all of his races, so I think he should get some (respect) now.” FRANK STRONACH, OWNER/BREEDER OF SHAMAN GHOST, WINNER: “This is my third win in the Big ‘Cap (Frank Stronach also owned Milwaukee Brew who won the 2002 & 2003 Big ‘Cap’s.) Of course any time you win a Grade I it is a thrill, especially this race.“I was kind of sitting there quiet (watching the race.) He’s had a lot of bad racing luck and he’s better than what he has shown. Today it all worked out.” TRAINER QUOTES             NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Frank Stronach. Shaman Ghost was bred in Ontario, Canada at the Stronach-owned Adena Springs North. RAFAEL BEJARANO, MIDNIGHT STORM, SECOND: “I didn’t try to send him right away, I just left him alone. At the first jump he was stepping slow but I didn’t rush him. I let him go and when I got him to the lead I tried to hold the pace, letting everybody follow me. It was good.“I stayed on the rail, and the horse relaxed. He was really, really relaxed the whole race. I tried to get the jump at the start and tried to steal the race, but the winner was much the best today.“With my horse, it was the first time running the mile and a quarter on the dirt. I think he did a really good job.” JAVIER CASTELLANO, SHAMAN GHOST, WINNER: “I knew there wasn’t a lot of speed in the race so I just wanted to focus on the horse on the lead, Midnight Storm, and keep track of him. (Shaman Ghost) was comfortable the whole way.“I knew I had it won at the eighth pole. I asked him for full speed at the eighth pole, and he gave it to me, right away. I said ‘Yes!’”“I tried to get away from Midnight Storm in the stretch. I could tell that my horse was a little sensitive to going by the other horse. I switched my stick to my left hand, tried to make him switch leads to go by and that’s what he did.“He’s a classy horse. With not a lot of speed in the race, I had to ask him a little, put him really close to the pace and he responded. Very classy horse.” JOCKEY QUOTESlast_img read more

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