BusinessLimerickNewsJoin Limerick Chamber for a coffee breakBy Meghann Scully – March 31, 2020 105 Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoffeeCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLIMERICK ChamberLimerickPost WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement LIMERICK Chamber will now host their Chamber Coffee Breaks, which is open to members.Coffee breaks will allow members a break from the self isolation and encourage wellness, seeing and hearing a new voice and face.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The aim is to help everyone stay connected to your community and will be done via Zoom.It takes place on April 1st from 12.30pm-1.30pm.Register here. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Previous articleJohnson and Johnson lead the way with vaccine candidate for COVID-19Next articleCiara raises €40,000 for the Children’s Grief Centre Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
Purdue senior Andrew Boldt, 21, of West Bend, Wis., died Tuesday. Police arrested senior 23-year-old Cody Cousins on a preliminary charge of murder.Investigators say the shooting occurred in a basement classroom of Purdue’s Electrical Engineering building in West Lafayette. Police believe Boldt was targeted by Cousins.The shooting prompted mourning on the campus and beyond. Purdue, known nationally for its engineering and agricultural programs, has produced many graduates that reside in southeastern Indiana.Some took to social media following the shocking news: –Joey Harmeyer 51 minutes ago near Oldenburg, IN –“Prayers to the Purdue community and the Boldt family after yesterday’s tragedy. Stay strong and Boiler Up!” Zack Dwenger 16 hours ago near West Lafayette, IN ·–“Thank you to all who text and checked up on me today-means a lot that you all care! Still questioning Purdue’s lockdown policy with non-locking doors but what matters right now is that most people are safe and can move on. #prayforpurdue” A routine day on campus was abruptly interrupted when a senior at Purdue University shot and killed a teaching assistant, police said. Andrew Weigel 9 hours ago via mobile —“This one hit a little too close to home. Prayers for Purdue and the Boldt family. #BoilerStrong”
The USC men’s basketball team is struggling. The USC men’s volleyball team is not.Yes, the top-ranked men’s volleyball team lost its first game of what was a perfect season over the weekend, a five-set heartbreaker to Pepperdine. But the mild setback didn’t shake the college volleyball world.The Trojans are still the No. 1 team in the land.The USC men’s basketball team had an equally disappointing and even more costly weekend. USC coach Kevin O’Neill’s boys split two home games, sputtering out badly Saturday in an ugly loss to Oregon. The Trojans were already a long shot to make the Big Dance. Now, they’d be lucky to make the National Invitational Tournament.When you look at the two programs, it’s like looking at two houses in disparate conditions. One, nearly pristine, has been meticulously improved year after year and is the envy of the neighborhood.The other house was bought after a foreclosure. Although it’s not rundown, the roof is leaking. And as soon as you plug one hole, another keeps popping up.I don’t think I have to tell you which house represents which program.The two teams are on different tracks. The volleyball team is headed straight to the top, national championship or bust. The basketball team is just trying to move in a positive direction, to finish out an up-and-down season on a high note.Volleyball and basketball aren’t so different after all. Both are games made up of runs. Both rely on a certain rhythm and flow. Spacing is crucial, teamwork essential. Point is, a lesson from one is easily transferable to the other.So what cues can the men’s basketball team take from the success of senior opposite hitter Murphy Troy and the men’s volleyball team? If there’s one word, it’s consistency.I was the volleyball beat writer two years ago. After moving on to other sports, I popped my head into volleyball practice last week, and it was as if I were in a time warp.Very little had changed. The atmosphere was more intense, but the faces were practically the same.Troy is still the power hitter on the outside. Senior setter Riley McKibbin still quarterbacks the offense. Senior middle blocker Austin Zahn is still a presence at the net. Senior outside Tri Bourne is still making teams pay when they forget about him on the other side.Those four seniors form the core of the team that has been steadily building since 2007. They were USC coach Bill Ferguson’s golden recruiting class and they are living up to expectations. They came in together as freshmen and the only direction to go was up. They were a few points away from winning the national title in 2009 and still have one last crack at it.Compare that with O’Neill’s basketball squad. A very capable coach, O’Neill came in two years ago after Tim Floyd’s abrupt resignation and an exodus of recruits that would have impressed Moses. The program was nearing disarray, and O’Neill helped to stabilize it.But consistency continues to elude the Trojans on the basketball court. They have nothing that approaches the consistency of the volleyball team.Junior forward Nikola Vucevic is really the only player remaining who had any impact in the Tim Floyd days. Senior forward Alex Stepheson had to sit out that year because he transferred in and senior guard Donte Smith had not discovered his jump shot yet.Meanwhile, new players like freshmen guard Maurice Jones and forward Garrett Jackson were thrown into the mix early and are still struggling to find their way.So the basketball team takes two steps backward as soon as it takes one step forward, while the volleyball team steadily climbs.Players on both teams work equally hard. Both coaching staffs are just as dedicated. But Ferguson’s starters are four seniors and two juniors, all of whom have been at USC their entire college careers, learning the offense, buying into the system.Meanwhile, O’Neill must go with what he has, which is a group of guys who, with the exception of a few, haven’t logged a whole lot of games together.Any rebuilding program struggles with these issues. This is part of the process. Progress is often slow. Fans get impatient and players get frustrated.The only way to have lasting success is to stay the course. It is a valuable lesson the basketball team would be wise to heed.“Middle Ground” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Josh at [email protected]
The top song of 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack.That same year the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup and the Boston Bruins retired Bobby Orr’s Number “4”.That was also the last time the Kimberley Dynamiters won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship.The Nitros snapped the 36-year drought by ousting the Kamloops Storm 4-2 in the best-of-seven KIJHL Final Sunday in Spoolmak Country.Four players each had two points to spark the Dynamiters to a 5-1 series-clinching win.The victory came on the heels of a thrilling 3-2 overtime win Friday in Kimberley. Trevor Van Steinburg scored twice and Jordan Busch, Justin Meler and Jason Richter each had singles to lead Kimberley.Busch, Braden Saretsky, and Richter also finished with two points.The story of the game, and most of the playoffs, was the play between the pipes by goalie Tyson Brouwer.The native of Lethbridge, Alta. stopped 33 of 34 shots in the game to register his 16th win of the playoffs for Kimberley in 20 games.During the playoffs Brouwer had a 1.78 goals against average and a .949 save percentage to finish second to Brock Lefebvre of Columbia Valley.The big difference is Lefebvre played only three games to 20 for Brouwer.Kimberley now represents the KIJHL at upcoming Cyclone Taylor Cup April 3-6 in Mission.The KIJHL is the defending champion after Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title last year in Nelson.Kimberley opens play Friday against the host Mission City Outlaws.
Brentford found themselves a goal down on the stroke of half-time after a high-tempo first 45 minutes at Griffin Park.After Ryan Fraser’s shot had clipped the inside of the post, the ball was worked back into the box and into the path of Kevin Bru, who tucked home.Minutes earlier, Bees keeper David Button bravely denied Freddie Sears as Ipswich ended the first half the stronger of the two sides.But Brentford had created the better chances overall, with Jota’s header brilliantly clawed away by Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski and Alan Judge’s free-kick curling just wide of the near post.Marinus Dijkhuizen’s side showed some neat touches in attack, with Judge and Andy Gogia lively, but they came up against a robust Ipswich defence.Hull City target Andre Gray is only among the Brentford substitutes for the Championship opener.As well as Gogia, Philipp Hofmann and Konstantin Kerschbaumer are also making their Bees debuts.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
Brand South Africa has noted and welcomes South Africa’s performance in the 2018 World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index (EDB) which sees the country’s ranking at 82nd out of 190 economies.The World Bank notes two areas of improvement in the EDB 2018, being: South Africa has made starting a business easier by reducing the time for online business registration, and the country improved the monitoring of electricity outages through recording data to monitor outages better.Commenting on the EDB results, Dr Petrus de Kock, the General Manager for Research for Brand South Africa said: “In terms of statistical score there is a marginal improvement of +1.37 points. While South Africa retains its over-all ranking at 82/190 this year, it is notable that there are some improvements in the following pillars of the index, being: starting a business – improve with two positions from 136 to 134; registering property – improve with one position from 107 to 106; trading across borders – improve with four positions from 147 to 143; getting electricity – improve with three positions from 112 to 109; and protecting minority investors – improve with one position from 24 to 23.”The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report is an indicator of the ease of doing business in various economies around the world. Released in October 2018, this year’s report presents data for 190 economies and aggregates information from ten areas of business regulation (such as starting a business, getting credit and enforcing contracts), to develop an overall ease of doing business ranking for each economy.This week also sees the release of the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), with the report showing that South Africa has fallen from 6th to 7th position. The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) provides an annual measure of governance efficiency of African countries. The report covers 54 countries and base its analysis on 100 indicators that are drawn from 36 independent sources which together fall into 4 broad thematic categories: Safety & Rule of Law; Participation & Human Rights; Sustainable Economic Opportunity; and Human Development.“The strongest areas of performance for the country are in the Participation & Human Rights (4/54), as well as Sustainable Economic Opportunity (4/54) indicators. In the African – and Emerging Market contexts, governance plays a critical role in shaping the reputation of nations. It is for this reason that the IIAG provides critical insights regarding the profile of the South African Nation Brand.“Results contained in the IIAG 2018 is a cause for concern for the South African Nation Brand. And the implication is that urgent interventions are needed to turn the negative trends around, based on a robust existing governance regime in the context of a constitutional democracy,” adds Dr de Kock.Brand South Africa also noted South Africa’s declined performance in the 2018-2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (WEF GCI). South Africa now ranks 61 out of 140 economies assessed in the annual survey. Dr de Kock explains that the WEF GCI 2018 presents a revised methodology to measure national competitiveness, and productivity in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.De Kock said: “In a major step change from its long established methodology that underpins the GCI, the 2018 edition of the index introduces a range of new concepts and attributes geared to measuring competitiveness, and ultimately productivity, to respond to the challenges of the time. Being agile and capable to adapt to technological change and innovation, is critical to productivity and survival in a period of rapid change.“Of the original 98 indicators that informed the GCI, 34 have been retained, and 64 new indicators introduced. And based on the new WEF GCI methodology it is clear that South Africa still ranks extremely well in terms of: Market size, Finance System, and Innovation Capability.”South Africa’s national strengths can be found in the Finance System ranking 18th, it’s Market Size at 35th, with strong performance in Business Dynamics at 56th, the Labour Market at 55th (which looks much more promising than rankings achieved through the previous methodology), with a relatively good ranking for Economic Stability at 57th. In the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution it is notable that South Africa ranks 46th for Innovation Capability.
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CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Caguioa, Helterbrand close ‘Fast and Furious’ chapter of their careers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows Mexican challenger Luis Nery (L) fighting against Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka (R) during their WBC bantamweight title match at the Shimadzu Arena in Kyoto.Nery won with a fourth-round knockout. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUTTOKYO — The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch between Japanese boxer Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for the bantamweight title three months after the Mexican failed a drug test.Nery denied Yamanaka a 13th straight title defense on Aug. 15 in Kyoto.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A week after the bout, the WBC announced that Nery failed a drug test performed in the lead-up to the fight with an amount of the banned substance and stimulant Zilpaterol detected. The findings were from Nery’s“A” sample taken July 27, but additional tests taken in Japan gave negative results.The WBC issued a statement Wednesday saying “Based on the evidence the WBC examined concerning this matter, the WBC cannot make a determination with sufficient certainty as to whether Mr. Nery’s adverse finding was the result of intentional ingestion of a banned substance to improve performance. All information and facts lead to conclude that the adverse finding was due to consumption of contaminated food products.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Read Next View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Porto midfielder Hector Herrera on Arsenal, Wolves radarby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto midfielder Hector Herrera is on Arsenal’s radar this month.TMW says Arsenal are planning a move for Porto ace Herrera.Gunners boss Unai Emery is looking at the midfielder as he seeks to strenghten his option.But he’s not alone. Roma, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Wolves have also been linked.Herrera enjoyed an outstanding World Cup with Mexico and was linked with Real Madrid last summer.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one.Soon he and his wife, Laura Doss-Hertz, were thinking bigger — so much so that this week the couple won the $1.5 million XPrize For Water Abundance. They prevailed by developing a system that uses shipping containers, wood chips and other detritus to produce as much as 528 gallons (2,000 litres) of water a day at a cost of no more than 2 cents a quart (1 litre).The XPrize competition, created by a group of philanthropists, entrepreneurs and others, has awarded more than $140 million over the years for what it calls audacious, futuristic ideas aimed at protecting and improving the planet. The first XPrize, for $10 million, went to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan in 2004 for SpaceShipOne, the first privately financed manned space flight.When Hertz learned a couple of years ago that a prize was about to be offered to whoever could come up with a cheap, innovative way to produce clean freshwater for a world that doesn’t have enough of it, he decided to go all in.At the time, his little water-making machine was cranking out 150 gallons a day, much of which was being given to homeless people living in and around the alley behind the Studio of Environmental Architecture, Hertz’s Venice Beach-area firm that specializes in creating green buildings.He and his wife, a commercial photographer, and their partner Richard Groden, who created the smaller machine, assembled The Skysource/Skywater Alliance and went to work. They settled on creating little rainstorms inside shipping containers by heating up wood chips to produce the temperature and humidity needed to draw water from the air and the wood itself.“One of the fascinating things about shipping containers is that more are imported than exported, so there’s generally a surplus,” said Hertz, adding they’re cheap and easy to move around.And if there’s no wood chips around for heat, coconut husks, rice, walnut shells, grass clippings or just about any other such waste product will do just fine.“Certainly in regions where you have a lot of biomass, this is going to be a very simple technology to deploy,” said Matthew Stuber, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Connecticut and expert on water systems who was one of the panel’s judges.He called their water-making machine a “really cool” merging of rather simple technologies that can be used to quickly deliver water to regions hit by natural disasters, stricken by drought or even rural areas with a shortage of clean water.Hertz and Doss-Hertz are just starting to contemplate how to accomplish that.Theirs was among 98 teams from 27 countries who entered the competition. Many teams were bigger and better funded, while the couple mortgaged their Malibu home to stay in the game. At one point, they were told they hadn’t made the final round of five, but one team dropped out and they were back in.“If you say we were the dark horse in the race, we weren’t even in the race,” Hertz recalled, smiling.He stood near a giant copy of the check in his office while Doss-Hertz prepared to leave for a photo shoot and a visitor sampled a glass of their freshly made water.Now, though, they are in for the long, wet haul.“There’s no restrictions whatsoever on how it’s used,” Hertz said of the prize money. “But Laura and I have committed to using it all for the development and deployment of these machines, to get them to people who need the water most.”
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has insisted that the performances of the players at the World Cup will not have an effect on his summer transfer plansThe Spaniard, who is currently facing an uncertain future at St James’ Park, has confirmed that he has begun making his plans with managing director Lee Charnley.But the former Liverpool manager has refused to judge players based on their performances in the upcoming World Cup this summer in Russia.“I don’t think so. We have people going around but now you can see a lot of players and you don’t have to be there.” said Benitez, according to Chronicle Live.“Also I am not a fan of the Euros and World Cup in terms of signing players from there because when they go there, what do they have? Something you don’t have for ten months, it’s not guaranteed for ten months.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“When you go to the Euros and the World Cup, everybody wants to go and they are motivated. This motivation for one or two weeks, for some players it is enough to make a name and then go to a top side.“But after for ten months, maybe they don’t reach the level. I am not impressed with the World Cup or Euros in terms of signing players because they do well there.”After a difficult start in their return to the Premier League this season, there has been a notable upturn in form for Newcastle since the beginning of the new year and Benitez’s side have climbed to an unexpected 10th place in the standings.Yet the 57 year-old has previously stated that he will not be satisfied until they reach his 40 point target with Newcastle just two points shy.
Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa has announced he’s moved to Flamengo from Inter Milan on social mediaThe 22-year-old returned to Italy on January 7 after spending a year-long loan spell back at his old club Santos in Brazil.Barbosa had hoped to convince Inter coach Luciano Spalletti to retain him this month and give him “a chance” to prove his worth after never being handed a start in his 10 appearances for the club.While Flamengo confirmed their interest in signing Barbosa last month with Premier League side West Ham also reportedly interested.And it appears that the Brazilian has chosen to go back home by joining Flamengo after tweeting a video of himself playing Pro Evolution Soccer for the club with the caption: “I’m a player at Flamengo!”.No official announcement has been made by the club yet with Globo Esporte reporting that Barbosa has signed up on another year-long loan spell.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Barbosa scored 18 goals in 35 Brazilian Serie A matches for Santos last season.Sabe aquela brincadeira que só acontece no vídeo game ou em sonho:⠀”Um dia eu vou jogar no Mengão, no Maraca lotado, com toda aquela nação gritando meu nome!” ☝🏾🏟Meu sonho agora é realidade. 🙌🏾⠀Eu sou jogador do @Flamengo! 🔴⚫Tamo junto Nação! 👊🏾⠀#FechadoComOMengão pic.twitter.com/WRDHIFc7fg— Gabriel Barbosa (@gabigol) January 9, 2019